All you have to do is see it.

All you have to do is watch it.

Download movies automatically, lightly and ter the best quality spil soon spil they are available

Awesome PVR for usenet and torrents. Just pack te what you want to see and CouchPotato will add it to your “want to observe”-list. Every day it will search through numerous NZBs &, Torrents sites, looking for the best possible match. If available, it will download it using your dearest download software.

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Lightly add movies

Using the CouchPotato Extension

Keep a list of desired movies

Just add it and it will be downloaded once it is available. You don’t have to keep track of when and what is released, all fully automated!

Customized to your liking

Set the download quality, your beloved search engine, beloved release groups and more.

Sit back and wait

Once downloaded, it’s renamed and moved to your movie folder. All you have to do is witness it.

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So. you feel like running from source?

If you are using a NAS, run a server or just want to use the bleeding edge, this option is for you.

You’ll need Python, GIT and some practice te terminal.

  • Install Python Two.7
  • Then install PyWin32 Two.7 and GIT
  • If you come and ask on the forums ‘why directory selection no work?’, I will kill a kitten, also this is because you need PyWin32
  • Open up Git Bash (or CMD) and go to the folder you want to install CP. Something like Program Files.
  • Run git clone
  • You can now embark CP via CouchPotatoServer\ to begin
  • Your browser should open up, but if it doesn’t go to: http://localhost:5050/
  • If you’re on Leopard (Ten.Five) install Python Two.7+: Python Two.7.Ten
  • Install GIT
  • Open up Terminal
  • Go to your App folder cd /Applications
  • Run git clone
  • Then do python CouchPotatoServer/
  • Your browser should open up, but if it doesn’t go to: http://localhost:5050/
  • Install GIT with apt-get install git-core
  • ‘cd’ to the folder of your choosing.
  • Run git clone
  • Then do python CouchPotatoServer/ to embark
  • To run on boot copy the init script. sudo cp CouchPotatoServer/init/ubuntu /etc/init.d/couchpotato
  • Switch the paths inwards the init script. sudo nano /etc/init.d/couchpotato
  • Make it executable. sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/couchpotato
  • Add it to defaults. sudo update-rc.d couchpotato defaults
  • Open your browser and go to: http://localhost:5050/
  • Become root with su
  • Update your repo catalog pkg update
  • Install required devices pkg install python py27-sqlite3 fpc-libcurl docbook-xml git-lite
  • For default install location and running spil root cd /usr/local
  • If running spil root, expects python here ln -s /usr/local/bin/python /usr/bin/python
  • Run git clone
  • Copy the startup script cp CouchPotatoServer/init/freebsd /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchpotato
  • Make startup script executable chmod 555 /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchpotato
  • Add startup to boot geluidsweerkaatsing ‘couchpotato_enable=”YES”‘ >> /etc/rc.conf
  • Read the options at the top of more /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchpotato
  • If not default install, specify options with startup flags ter ee /etc/rc.conf
  • Ultimately, service couchpotato embark
  • Open your browser and go to: http://server:5050/

Your system not ter this list? On the forum there are a loterijlot more guides.


For donating at Indiegogo, to keep the server running sleek!

Thicker thanks

For helping out on the forum, fixing code and making Pull Requests a regular thing!

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