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Setup Guide

Note

In this guide we will try to explain the basic setup you need to do to get started with Bazarr. For a more detailed few of all the setting check the following LINK.

Before Bazarr works we need to setup and configure a few settings.

After installation and starting up, you open a browser and go to http://ip_where_installed:6767.


Sonarr

First we're going to setup Sonarr.

Settings => Sonarr

Settings => Sonarr

Use Sonarr

Click on Enabled

Sonarr

  1. Enable Sonarr.
  2. Enter the hostname or the IP address of the computer running your Sonarr instance.

    Info

    Be aware that when using Bazarr in docker, you cannot reach another container on the same Docker host using the loopback address (ex.: 127.0.0.1 or localhost). Loopback address refer to the Bazarr Docker container, not the Docker host.

  3. Enter the TCP port of your Sonarr instance. Default is 8989.

  4. Sonarr uses the Base URL ONLY if used with a "Reverse Proxy" (ex: Nginx Proxy Manager or SWAG) and MUST have a leading slash if it is needed (ex: /sonarr).

    Info

    If you don't use a reverse proxy or don't know what it is leave this empty !!!

  5. Enter your Sonarr API key here.

  6. Enable this if your Sonarr instance is exposed through SSL.

    Info

    Not needed if you reach it with a local IP address.

  7. Click the Test button after filling in all the fields. Make sure the test is successful before you proceed.

Options

Sonarr - Options

  1. Select the minimum score (in percentage) required for a subtitles file to be downloaded.

    Info

    Are your subs often out of sync or just bad? Raise the score!

  2. Episodes from series with those tags (case sensitive) in Sonarr will be excluded from automatic download of Subtitles. In Sonarr you add a custom tag to a show, in this case the shows with these tags will be ignored by Bazarr.

  3. Episodes from series with these types in Sonarr will be excluded from automatic download of Subtitles.

    Options: Standard, Anime, Daily

  4. Automatic download of Subtitles will only happen for monitored shows/episodes in Sonarr.

Path Mappings

Note

You should only use this section if Sonarr and Bazarr use a different path to access the same files.

(for example if you run Sonarr on a different device then Bazarr or have a Synology and mix packages with Docker.)

Sonarr Path Mappings

Click on Add and you will get a extra option

Sonarr Path Mappings

  1. Here you enter the path that Sonarr uses to access your shows.
  2. Here you enter the path that Bazarr uses to access your shows.

Attention

IF YOU GOT THE SAME VALUES ON BOTH SIDES THEN YOU DON'T NEED IT !!!

IT SHOULD ALSO BE REMOVED OR ELSE YOU WILL GET A ERROR.

Sonarr Path Mappings Mapped

Info

If everything runs on Docker you normally don't need to use this except if you got messed up paths and then it would be smarter to fix those first to have consistent and well planned paths.

Please take a look at TRaSH's Hardlink Tutorial https://trash-guides.info/hardlinks

Don't forget to Save your settings !!!

Save


Radarr

Next we're going to setup Radarr.

Settings => Radarr

Settings => Radarr

Use Radarr

Click on Enabled

Radarr

  1. Enable Radarr.
  2. Enter the hostname or the IP address of the computer running your Sonarr instance.

    Info

    Be aware that when using Bazarr in docker, you cannot reach another container on the same Docker host using the loopback address (ex.: 127.0.0.1 or localhost). Loopback address refer to the Bazarr Docker container, not the Docker host.

  3. Enter the TCP port of your Radarr instance. Default is 7878.

  4. Radarr uses the Base URL ONLY if used with a "Reverse Proxy" (ex: Nginx Proxy Manager or SWAG) and MUST have a leading slash if it is needed (ex: /radarr). !!! info

    **If you don't use a reverse proxy or don't know what it is leave this empty !!!**
    
  5. Enter your Radarr API key here.

  6. Enable this if your Radarr instance is exposed through SSL.

    Info

    Not needed if you reach it with a local IP address.

  7. Click the Test button after filling in all the fields. Make sure the test is successful before you proceed.

Options (Radarr)

Radarr - Options

  1. Select the minimum score (in percentage) required for a subtitles file to be downloaded.

    Info

    Are your subs often out of sync or just bad? Raise the score!

  2. Movies with those tags (case sensitive) in Radarr will be excluded from automatic download of Subtitles, In Radarr you add a custom tag to a movie.

  3. Automatic download of Subtitles will only happen for monitored movies in Radarr.

Path Mappings (Radarr)

Note

You should only use this section if Radarr and Bazarr use a different path to access the same files.

(for example if you run Radarr on a different device then Bazarr or have a Synology and mix packages with Docker.)

Radarr Path Mappings

Click on Add and you will get a extra option

Radarr Path Mappings

  1. Here you enter the path that Radarr uses to access your movies.
  2. Here you enter the path that Bazarr uses to access your movies.

Attention

IF YOU GOT THE SAME VALUES ON BOTH SIDES THEN YOU DON'T NEED IT !!!

IT SHOULD ALSO BE REMOVED OR ELSE YOU WILL GET A ERROR.

Path Mappings Radarr Mapped

Info

If everything runs on Docker you normally don't need to use this except if you got messed up paths and then it would be smarter to fix those first to have consistent and well planned paths.

Please take a look at TRaSH's Hardlink Tutorial https://trash-guides.info/hardlinks

Don't forget to Save your settings !!!

Save


Languages

Here we're going to configure which subtitle languages you prefer/want.

Settings => Languages

Settings => Languages

Subtitles Language

Warning

**We don't recommend enabling Single Language option unless absolutely required (ie: media player not supporting language code in subtitles filename). Results may vary.

Be aware the language code (ex.: en) is not going to be included in the subtitles file name when enabling this.**

Subtitles Language

Here you select which languages you want for your subtitles, you can just start typing your language name and it will show you what's available.

These languages are the subtitle languages you later use for the Languages Profiles

In this example I selected Dutch and English.

Languages Profiles

Select Add New Profile

Languages Profiles

  1. How you want to name your language profile.
  2. Click on Add to add the languages you enabled earlier in Subtitle Language.
  3. Select the languages you want to enable for your profile (Including the optional settings).
  4. Optional select the cutoff where you want that Bazarr stops downloading other languages.
  5. Save your settings.
Cutoff

Cutoff

So you can have a profile that states: English, Dutch, German, French With cutoff Dutch, if it finds Dutch, it will download it and call it a day. If no Dutch is found it will continue searching the other languages till Dutch is found.

Default Settings

Default Settings

Automatic applied Languages Profiles to Series and Movies added to Bazarr after enabling this option.

Don't forget to Save your settings !!!

Save


Providers

Here we're going to select which Subtitle Providers you want to use.

Settings => Providers

Settings => Providers

Providers

  1. Click on the Plus sign box.
  2. Select the subtitles providers you would like to enable. it is best to select multiple providers and create/use a account with them especially when you got allot of wanted subtitles. Some subtitle providers requires a extra paid Anti-Captcha Service.
  3. Your enabled providers.

Tip

If possible don't forget to support them for their free service

Don't forget to Save your settings !!!

Save


Subtitles

Here we will configure some extra settings for your subtitles

Settings => Subtitles

Settings => Subtitles

Subtitle Options

Subtitle Options

  1. Where you want your subtitles it's recommended to put them AlongSide Media File.
  2. If you want to upgrade previously downloaded subtitles.
  3. How many days to go back in history to upgrade them.
  4. If you want to upgrade manually downloaded subtitles.

Anti-Captcha Options

Anti-Captcha Options

Here you can select which Anti-Captcha provider you want to use.

Why (or) do I need the Anti-Captcha ?

Tip

We Recommend the following provider => https://anti-captcha.com/

Performance / Optimization

Performance / Optimization

  1. When searching for subtitles, Bazarr will search less frequently to limit call to providers.
  2. Search multiple providers at once (Don't choose this on low powered devices).
  3. If you want to use the embedded subtitles in the media files More Info

Automatic Subtitles Synchronization

Enable this option for automatic subtitles synchronization.

Automatic Subtitles Synchronization

Don't forget to Save your settings !!!

Save


Now wait till Bazarr gets all the info needed from Sonarr/Radarr.

IMPORTANT

Important

Don't forget After Install Configuration !!!


If you still have questions please check the Troubleshooting section in the wiki. For more info about the other settings check the Settings wiki.


Last update: September 18, 2021 15:28:36