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CouchPotato b4ad7b45 Update: Installation and Upgrade

CouchPotato, is an awesome automatic movie downloader and organizer and a perfect companion for your XBMC media center. A new update (b4ad7b45) is now available for CouchPotato. This post describes the changes in the new CouchPotato b4ad7b45 update and provides instructions on how to update your CouchPotato.

CouchPotato b4ad7b45

What’s New in CouchPotato b4ad7b45

CouchPotato b4ad7b45 update brings numerous fixes and improvements, some of which are listed below:

  • Add support for starttls and allow modification of SMTP server port
  • Use order for quality allow calculation. fix #2396
  • Only show n/a if undefined
  • Prevent files keyerror for release_download files. fix #2392
  • OMGWTF https url
  • Add proper detail url for OMGWTF
  • Add br2dvd as DVD alternative. fix #1604
  • Allow par3 files in binsearch validation
  • Add ignored group
  • Don’t add tags twice for dvd-r quality
  • Add HD quality tags
  • Merge branch ‘refs/heads/develop’
  • Merge pull request #2387 from restanrm/master
  • Wrong variable logged in email notification
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The complete list of changes and fixes in CouchPotato b4ad7b45 update is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation (Or you may use the 1-step installer)
Windows Installation
CouchPotato Configuration Instructions

Upgrade Instructions

There are many ways to update CouchPotato. If you installed from git following our Ubuntu installation guide, then you may cd into ~/.couchpotato and issue git pull command:

cd ~/.couchpotato
git pull

You may also get the CouchPotato b4ad7b45 update by clicking “Update to Latest” from the settings menu or click on the update notification that appears on top of the screen (shown below).

CouchPotato Update Notification
CouchPotato Update Notification

On windows, you may also just choose to download the latest installer from CouchPotato website and install over existing installation.

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Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.

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