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Quality Settings (File Size)

I often get the question "What's the best quality settings to use?" Well, it's actually personal preference so I will show you my recommendations.

But before you continue to read, as with all my guides:

If you don't care about quality then stop reading and see if the other tutorials are helpful for you.

These Quality Settings have been created and tested with info I got from others, and release comparisons from different sources.

FAQ - [Click to show/hide]


Q: Why do you only show starting from HDTV720p?

A: With the big screens these days anything lower doesn't look watchable

Q: Why do you have some sizes set to max?

A: You probably didn't read the bold text above

Q: When I set Bluray to MAX size I often get ISO's/ Bluray folder structure.

A: You probably have configured your Quality Profiles wrong and enabled BR-DISK and didn't add the recommended Custom Profile to help Radarr to block/ignore it. BR-DISK

Q: Some movies won't be grabbed because of these settings.

A: If you notice that some movies won't be grabbed because of these size settings, you can provide me proof with a screenshot and the error it shows you when you do an interactive search (non redacted except the indexer/tracker if you want to).

  • I will only accept changes that are international releases. No multi, or dubbed language releases.
  • I won't accept mislabeled source releases like from MeGusta etc. (They should learn to name their stuff properly first)
  • I won't accept changes for micro sized releases.
  • Documentaries and cartoons are often much smaller so I probably won't edit those either.

Radarr Quality Definitions

  • Note that 400 is the displayed value for Unlimited
Quality Minimum (Megabytes Per Minute) Maximum (Megabytes Per Minute)
HDTV-720p 17.1 400
WEBDL-720p 12.5 400
WEBRip-720p 12.5 400
Bluray-720p 25.7 400
HDTV-1080p 33.8 400
WEBDL-1080p 12.5 400
WEBRip-1080p 12.5 400
Bluray-1080p 50.8 400
Remux-1080p 102 400
HDTV-2160p 85 400
WEBDL-2160p 34.5 400
WEBRip-2160p 34.5 400
Bluray-2160p 102 400
Remux-2160p 187.4 400


The reason why you don't see the Preferred score in the table above is because we want max quality anyway. So set it as high as possible.

The highest preferred quality you can manually enter is 1 less than the Maximum quality. If you use the slider, the preferred quality can be up to 5 lesser than the Maximum quality.

Make sure you have enabled 'Show Advanced' in Radarr, if you don't see a provision to enter the scores, under the Quality settings.

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