OK disclaimer, I am rather old to remember newsgroups fine and actually used them… erm decades ago, but also someone who has given up using them for many years and can’t remember a bit about them, except those tree branches that form them and that I used to need software to read them.
Newsgroups seem to refuse to die and have die hard followers.
Of course big chunk of these users are there “for the stuff”.
I see various pieces of software (I hate the word “apps” as a tag to everything) that “relate” to this, but I have to say I am lost.
I am talking about the programs I list in the title and try to make a sense of them.
Any help appreciated.
MY MAIN GOAL: Bother only with the select few (hopefully one or two) that can actually cover everything I need and add containers for them.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I don’t plan to pay some newsgroup subscription. If nothing serious can be done without one, please point this out to me and the thread stops there.
NOTE: I haven’t installed any of them to try it out yet, so this is a “virgin” take from info I find online.
So let see what I can understand for each and PLEASE step in and correct me and fill the blanks.
Sonarr, searches for and downloads (?) series episodes, from newsgroups and actually some “indexers” (already first confusion although I can mostly understand the concept).
Radarr, is the same but for movies.
FlexGet, advertises as a “multipurpose automation tool”, I fail to grasp practical uses, although the claim is pretty bold and really seems interesting. I also don’t get how it “integrates” with clients (and what do these clients miss if they don’t integrate with FlexGet).
NZBHydra2 a search for NZB indexers. What makes it difference from Sonarr/Radarr? It is more generic? What does it mean that it is “compatible” with Sonarr/Radarr/NZBGet etc.? Do they need it to become “better” in some way?
CouchPotato. Well its description is pretty stupid-proof, as it says it searches for movies from usenet and torrents (and you don’t bother with actual knowledge of the existence of trackers etc.). So I guess even without newsgroup subscription, it makes sense to use it. Right? It claims to use “our favorite download software” (how?).
NZBGet. An NZB downloader. This guy here “needs” the “search for indexers” above to actually find stuff? No?
sabnzbd. As above? Or not? How does it compare to it?
Other app/client/service I should consider that serves as the above and is possibly better at it?
The reply to this can easily serve as a new FAQ.
Thanks in advance.