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How do I run DietPi-Software and install optimised software ?

To install any of the DietPi optimised software listed below run from the command line:

dietpi-software

Choose Software Optimised and select one or more items. Finally click on Install. DietPi will do all the necessary steps to install and start these software items.

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To see all the DietPi configurations options, review DietPi Tools section.

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Transmission

Transmission, the lightweight web interface BitTorrent server that allows you to download BitTorrent files.

USB dedicated hard drive highly recommended

DietPi download software Transmission

  • URL = http://<your.IP>:9091
  • Username = root
  • Password = <your global password>

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by Transmission:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads

DietPi sets up Transmission to use port forwarding on the router.
In rare cases this won’t work with some routers and you will need to manually setup port forwarding:

  • Use TCP+UDP with the default DietPi transmission port of 51413.
  • Point this port to the IP address of your DietPi system.

Once port forwarding is setup, simply complete the following to update transmission:

  • Load up the transmission web interface
  • Click the settings button (bottom left spanner)
  • Click the network tab
  • Where is says Use port forwarding on my router, uncheck this box.

Simply close and reopen this screen to refresh the port status.

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

Deluge

Deluge, the web interface BitTorrent server that allows you to download BitTorrent files. This python coded BitTorrent server is an alternative to the Lightweight Transmission option.

USB dedicated hard drive highly recommended

DietPi download software Deluge

  • URL = http://<your.IP>:8112
  • Password = <your global password>

Select the host 127.0.0.1 and click connect.

sudo -u debian-deluged deluge-console

  • Open up Deluge client on your other system
  • Select Preferences > Interface and disable (uncheck) Classic Mode. Save changes and restart Deluge
  • When the connection manager appears, select Add.
  • Enter the following details:
    • Hostname = Your device’s IP address (e.g.: 192.168.0.100)
    • Port = 58846
    • Username = root
    • Password = <your global password>
  • Simply select and connect to the new entry

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by Deluge:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

qBittorrent

qBittorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent server with a slick web interface. As its coded in C++ (Qt), it offers excellent performance on any device.

USB dedicated hard drive highly recommended

DietPi download software qBittorrent

  • URL = http://<your.IP>:1340
  • Username = qbittorrent
  • Password = <your global password>

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by qBittorrent:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads

Before activating search plugins within qBittorrent, you would need to install Python first. Afterwards you can search and activate the plugins.

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

rTorrent

rTorrent is a BitTorrent server. ruTorrent is also installed to allow for web interface access and control.

Also installs:

  • Webserver
USB dedicated hard drive highly recommended

DietPi download software rTorrent

  • URL = http://<your.IP>/rutorrent
  • Username = root
  • Password = <your global password>

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by rTorrent:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads

Important note:
rTorrent creates a lock file based on the systems hostname. When the hostname is changed (e.g. via dietpi-config > ? Security Options`), then the old lock file needs to be removed to allow rTorrent creating a new one based on the new hostname:

rm /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads/.session/rtorrent.lock
systemctl restart rtorrent

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

Aria2

Download manager, with a slick web UI interface. Also supports BitTorrent downloads.

Also installs:

  • Webserver

DietPi download software Aria2

  • URL = http://<your.IP>/aria2/docs
  • rpc secret password = <your global password>

This needs to be entered in the following location, in the web interface:

  • Settings
  • Connection Settings
  • Enter the rpc secret password into the Enter the secret token (optional): box, then save changes

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by Aria2:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads

Please note, the aria2-webui does not support saving settings after session shutdown, this is a known limitation with the software, please use the file aria2.conf to make changes:

  • Stop services with systemctl stop aria2
  • Edit the following configuration file: /mnt/dietpi_userdata/aria2/aria2.conf, making your required changes.
  • Start services with systemctl start aria2

Full list of aria2.conf settings: https://aria2.github.io/manual/en/html/aria2c.html

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

SABnzbd

NZB download manager with web interface.

DietPi download software SABnzbd

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:8080/sabnzbd

In some instances, initial config generation during installation isn’t successful.
If you experience this, please run the following commands to reapply config settings for DietPi (copy and paste all).

systemctl stop sabnzbd
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'download_dir =' "download_dir = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads/incomplete" /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'complete_dir =' "complete_dir = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads/complete" /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'nzb_backup_dir =' "nzb_backup_dir = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads/sabnzbd_nzb_backup" /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'admin_dir =' "admin_dir = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads/sabnzbd_admin" /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'log_dir =' 'log_dir = /var/log/sabnzbd' /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'log_level =' 'log_level = 0' /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'refresh_rate =' 'refresh_rate = 2' /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'host =' 'host = 0.0.0.0' /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'permissions =' 'permissions = 0775' /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'auto_browser =' 'auto_browser = 0' /etc/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
systemctl start sabnzbd

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by SABnzbd:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads/complete
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads/complete

Requires compile install, please see:
https://sabnzbd.org/wiki/installation/multicore-par2

Remark: The steps require a Git client and build tools. You can install these via:
dietpi-software install 16 17

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

Medusa

Automatically download your favorite TV shows, as they become available.
Searches both Bit Torrent and Usenet, has a feature to automatically download and organise the download, with your favorite Bit Torrent app.

A download client is required

Transmission BitTorrent server is recommended to enable automatic downloads

DietPi download software Medusa

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:8081

Once registered and logged in with Medusa:

  • Click the Shows button (top of screen)
  • Click the Add Shows option.
  • Select the Add new show option
  • Input a TV show to find in the search box, select one of the entries from the search results, then click Next
  • Make sure the parent folder is /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads, then click Next
  • Finally, click the Add show button
  • Click the Settings “cog” button (the top right hand corner of the screen)
  • Select Search providers
  • Select and tick the BitTorrent sites you would like enable. When Medusa searches for a TV show, these sites will then be searched for the available torrent.
  • Finally click Save changes (bottom of the page)

To use this feature, you will need a supported BitTorrent server installed. All of the BitTorrent servers available in dietpi-software are supported by Medusa.

  • Click the Settings “cog” button (the top right hand corner of the screen)
  • Select Search settings
  • Select Torrent search tab.
  • Make sure the entry enable torrent search providers is enabled (ticked)
  • Under the section Send .torrent files to, select the BitTorrent program you have installed, then enter the details.
  • Use the Test connection button at the bottom of the page to ensure Medusa can connect to your BitTorrent server.
  • Finally click Save changes (bottom of the page)

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

Sonarr

Automatically download your favorite TV shows, as they become available.

A download client is required

Transmission BitTorrent server is recommended to enable automatic downloads

DietPi download software Sonarr

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:8989

Before you can add TV shows, you’ll need to select a search indexer to use from the web interface:

  • Simply go to Settings > Indexer then choose at least one indexer.

Setup your download client:

  • Simply go to Settings > Download Client, select your installed download client and enter required credentials.

Setup file creation mask:
If you require write access from other applications (e.g. Plex subtitle downloads), you’ll also need to set the file/folder creation mask to allow this.

  • In the Sonarr web interface, select Settings
  • Toggle to Advanced settings slider (enable it)
  • Under Media Management tab, scroll down to the bottom of the page under Permissions, set the following values:

DietPi download software Sonarr permissions

  • Save changes
  • Simply select Series > Add TV Show
  • Type a name of the show you wish to find
  • Once found, under path use the following location /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads
  • Change any further options (such as video quality) if needed, then select +

By default Sonarr has strict permissions to only access download and media directories inside /mnt/. If you need to use a different location, please do the following:

  1. Run dietpi-services from console
  2. Select sonarr
  3. Select Edit
  4. Uncomment (remove leading #) the line, starting with ReadWritePaths=
  5. Add your custom path to the end of this line, separated by one space
  6. Press CTRL+o buttons to save and CTRL+x to exit

Link the Sonarr info/settings database to RAM to increase access performance, reduce disk I/O and avoid constant external HDD spinning due to the very regular access to these files:
https://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5828

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN


YouTube video tutorial: How to install and configure Sonarr on Raspberry Pi with DietPi.

Radarr

Automatically download your favorite movies, as they become available.

A download client is required

Transmission BitTorrent server is recommended to enable automatic downloads

DietPi download software Radarr

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:7878

Before you can add movies, you’ll need to select a search indexer to use from the web interface:

  • Simply go to Settings > Indexer then choose at least one indexer.

Setup your download client:

  • Simply go to Settings > Download Client, select your installed download client and enter required credentials.

Setup file creation mask:
If you require write access from other applications (e.g. Plex subtitle downloads), you’ll also need to set the file/folder creation mask to allow this.

  • In the Sonarr web interface, select Settings
  • Toggle to Advanced settings slider (enable it)
  • Under Media Management tab, scroll down to the bottom of the page under Permissions, set the following values:

DietPi download software Radarr permissions

  • Save changes
  • Simply select Add Movies
  • Type a name of the movie you wish to find
  • Once found, under path use the following location /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads
  • Change any further options (such as video quality) if needed, then select +

By default Radarr has strict permissions to only access download and media directories inside /mnt/. If you need to use a different location, please do the following:

  1. Run dietpi-services from console
  2. Select radarr
  3. Select Edit
  4. Uncomment (remove leading #) the line, starting with ReadWritePaths=
  5. Add your custom path to the end of this line, separated by one space
  6. Press CTRL+o buttons to save and CTRL+x to exit

Link the Radarr info/settings database to RAM to increase access performance, reduce disk I/O and avoid constant external HDD spinning due to the very regular access to these files:
https://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5828

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN


YouTube video tutorial: How to install and configure Radarr on Raspberry Pi with DietPi.

Bazarr

Bazarr is a companion application to Sonarr and Radarr that manages and downloads subtitles based on your requirements.

Key features:

  • Automatic search Search automatically for missing subtitles and download them as soon as they become available in your desired language.
  • Manual search Find all the matching subtitles, choose the one you want and download it to your media directory with the proper name to be used by your media player.
  • Subtitles upgrade Search for matching subtitles on a regular basis and upgrade the one you previously downloaded if a better one is found.

DietPi download software Bazarr

After installation access the web interface using port 6767 (e.g.: http://<your.IP>:6767)

DietPi download software Bazarr interface

  • Install directory: /opt/bazarr
  • Data directory: /mnt/dietpi_userdata/bazarr
  • Bazarr configuration file: /mnt/dietpi_userdata/bazarr/config/config.ini

View logs:

  • Service: journalctl -u bazarr
  • Binary: /var/log/bazarr/bazarr.log

Update to latest version:

  • Use the internal web based updater

Official documentation: https://github.com/morpheus65535/bazarr/wiki
Source code: morpheus65535/bazarr

Lidarr

Automatically download your favorite music.

A download client is required

Transmission BitTorrent server is recommended to enable automatic downloads

DietPi download software Lidarr

  • URL = http://<your.IP>:8686

Before you can music, you’ll need to select a search indexer to use from the web interface:

  • Simply go to Settings > Indexer then choose at least one indexer.

Setup your download client:

  • Simply go to Settings > Download Client, select your installed download client and enter required credentials.

Setup file creation mask:
If you require write access from other applications (e.g. Plex subtitle downloads), you’ll also need to set the file/folder creation mask to allow this.

  • In the Sonarr web interface, select Settings
  • Toggle to Advanced settings slider (enable it)
  • Under Media Management tab, scroll down to the bottom of the page under Permissions, set the following values:

    DietPi download software Lidarr permissions

  • Save changes

  • Simply select Artist > Add New
  • Type a name of the artist you wish to find
  • Once found, under root folder, use the following location /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads
  • Change any other settings as required, then select Add

By default Lidarr has strict permissions to only access download and media directories inside /mnt/. If you need to use a different location, please do the following:

  1. Run dietpi-services from console
  2. Select lidarr
  3. Select Edit
  4. Uncomment (remove leading #) the line, starting with ReadWritePaths=
  5. Add your custom path to the end of this line, separated by one space
  6. Press CTRL+o buttons to save and CTRL+x to exit

Link the Lidarr info/settings database to RAM to increase access performance, reduce disk I/O and avoid constant external HDD spinning due to the very regular access to these files:
https://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5828

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

CouchPotato

Automatically download movies as they are released.

Recommend additional software:

  • Transmission: For torrent download support
  • SABnzbd: For NZB download support

DietPi download software CouchPotato

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:5050

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by Transmission:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads

Folders used by CouchPotato:

  • folder accessed via file server = couchpotato
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/couchpotato

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN


YouTube video tutorial: How to install and configure CouchPotato on Raspberry Pi | Download all movies at once.

Jackett

API Support for your favorite torrent trackers.

Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps (Sonarr, Radarr, SickRage, CouchPotato) into tracker-site-specific HTTP queries, parses the HTML response, then sends results back to the requesting software. This allows for getting recent uploads (like RSS) and performing searches.

DietPi download software Jackett

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:9117

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

NZBGet

Extremely efficient and fast NZB download manager with web interface. Coded in C++.

DietPi download software NZBGet

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:6789 Username = admin Password = <your global password>

Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Folders used by Transmission:

  • folder accessed via file server = downloads/complete
  • local folder = /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads/complete

Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and piece of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.
We highly recommend NordVPN as it offers unlimited bandwidth, zero logging and up to 6 devices on a single account.
DietPi download software VPN NordVPN

HTPC Manager

HTPC Manager combines all your favourite software into one slick interface.
Do all your HTPC tasks without using 5 different interfaces!

DietPi download software HTPC Manager

  • URL= http://<your.IP>:8085

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