CouchPotato Install Guide (V2)

CouchPotato Install Guide

*** For Version 2 – This version does have API support.

CouchPotato is an program that works in conjunction with Sabnzbd. You simply add the movies you want and CouchPoato will help you monitor your search provider index. Once your movie is upload to Usenet, CouchPoato will send the nzb fiile to Sabnzbd for download.

NOTE: This guide assumes you have Python installed. Please refer to’s Python Install Guide  before proceeding with this guide.

1. First step is to grab the CouchPotato zip from the CouchPotato website.

2. Navigate to your C:\and create a folder name “CouchPotato”. Unzip the contents of “RuudBurger-CouchPotatoServer-e1d7440” to “C:\CouchPotato\”.

NOTE: Windows 7 no longer allows you to create a service for a program inside of “Program Files”. You may want to change the location of your install folder if you wish to run CouchPotato as a service.

3. Now open a windows command prompt. This can be done two ways:

  • Start Menu, and type CMD into the search. Hit Enter and a command prompt will open up.
  • Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Click on Command Prompt.

4. Execute the following command:

start python.exe “C:\CouchPotato\”

The computer will now launch python in a new window and execute The new command prompt will be blank.

5. CouchPotato is now launched. Give it your computer a minute or two, and a browser will launch for CouchPotato. It should automatically navigate to http://localhost:5050. If the browser does not load, wait a minute then refresh the page.

6. You should see the new CouchPotato V2 interface.

CouchPotato V2 is now installed! Next up, how to configure CouchPotato, please visit’s CouchPotato V2 Configuration Guide.

NOTE: Because CouchPotato V2 requires Python to run, each time you want to launch CouchPotato V2 you need to execute the “start python.exe “C:\CouchPotato\” command. My suggest would be to create a window service for CouchPotato, so each time you start your computer CouchPotato is running before you even log in. Please refer to the’s CouchPotato Service Guide to learn how to install CouchPotato as a windows service.

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