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CouchPotato multiple qualities

September 10th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

When I first started using CouchPotato I saw a few screen shots people had on the internet with multiple qualities selected. I never could figure it out until now.

You need to go to your CouchPotato page, and go to Settings >> Quality, and there you will find a link that says

Create a new custom quality

You will then need to do the following:

  • Give it a name, e.g. BR/DVD-Rip
  • Select days to allow a better version to be downloaded
  • Finally add the qualities that you would allow

Personally I like either DVD-Rip or BR-Rip with the later being preferred. After you save that you can go back into Settings >> Quality, and you can select your new custom quality as the default.

If you hover over the Finish heading in the custom quality it says the following:

Won’t download anything else if it has found this quality.”

I left the BR-Rip checked, and unchecked the DVD-Rip. We’ll see what this does, but it seems to me that it should allow keep looking for a BR-Rip even if a DVD-Rip has been found and downloaded, but if it has found a BR-Rip, then it won’t look any more for a DVD-Rip.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it works.

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  1. rascalli
    September 11th, 2010 at 03:23 | #1

    When you make a custom quality , always set the BEST quality on top of the list.

    When it finds this , it stops looking
    If it finds the second quality , it willd ownload that & keep searching for the 1st

    So an example :

    1. BRRIP
    2. DVDRIP
    3. R5
    4. TC/TS

    When it finds #3 R5 , it will keep looking for 1 BRRIP & 2 DVDRIP .. but not for 4 TC/TS

    When it finds #1 BRRip , it will stop searching & the movie will not be in your wanted list anymore

  2. michael
    September 11th, 2010 at 09:58 | #2

    @rascalli thanks for the info. Does that mean my assumption was right, and you are only supposed to check the Finish box for the very best quality in your list?

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