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How to import Custom Formats

Here we will try to explain how you can manually import Custom Formats for Sonarr v4+.

Keep in mind Custom Formats are made to fine-tune your Quality Profile.
Generally, quality trumps all

How to Copy/Paste the JSON from the site

In this example, we will use the BR-DISK Custom Format, the one most people don't want to download anyway. And if you do, then you probably don't use any of the Starr apps or Plex, being both don't support it.

Visit the Collection of Custom Formats and select BR-DISK from the table.


Expand the JSON for BR-DISK


Then click the copy icon in the top right corner


How to import a JSON Custom Format

In Sonarr

Settings => Custom Formats


Add a new Custom Format

Then click on the cf-plus-add-small to add a new Custom Format.

Import the Custom Format

Followed by the Import in the lower left.


Paste the Custom Format

Paste the JSON in the empty Custom Format JSON box (1) that you got from the Custom Format Collection followed by the Import button (2).


Save the Custom Format

After selecting the Import button you will get a screen that has all the Custom Formats variables filled in correctly, all you need to do now is click on the Save button and you're done.


Setup the scores in your Quality Profile

After you've added the Custom Formats, You will need to set it up in the Quality Profile you want to use/prefer to make use of the Custom Formats. How this is done is explained HERE

Start adding other Custom Formats wisely

Start adding more Custom Formats wisely, Don't add all the available Custom Formats!!!

Check out the How to set up Custom Formats where we will explain how to make the most use of custom formats and show some personal examples that I'm using. You can use these examples to get an idea of how to set up yours.

TRaSH Sync

This can be done also automatically with one of the TRaSH Sync Applications,

more info can be found Here

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