A seedbox is a remote server (in the cloud) running all the time to help you download files (I only use torrents)
You must only use a seedbox to download and share content that you own
(or linux iso)
I am using ultra.cc service, I reviewed their service here, (I am not affiliated with them in any way) This service costs money, I went with the basic plan at 4.95€/mo
What can my setup do ?
Its allows you to watch media without having to go through the pain of looking for the correct torrent file. It will find the wanted language, subtitles and quality all of that automatically. You can also add an upcoming movie / serie and it will be downloaded automatically when released !
If the current quality sucks it will be upgrade automatically whenever a better one is available
1 - If I want to watch something I search for the media and download it to my seedbox,
2 - I receive a notification when it's done downloading
3 - I can then watch the movie or tv show (usually under 10 minutes)
You should download all of your watchlist earlier and when you want to watch something it will be instant
It's a bit inconvenient but it's compensated with the huge choice of movies and series.
How it works ?
Here is a diagram of all the setup:
Sonarr is a Tv show/ Anime collection manager for BitTorrent users. It downloads episodes of your favorite shows automatically and will grab (which means sending the .torrent file to transmission), sort and rename them.
We will use it
Radarr is a modified version of sonarr that works for movies
It manages indexers: basically thats where you add public / private trackers (The Pirate Bay is one of the most well known)
This software is pretty simple to understand, you give it a .torrent or a .magnet file and it will download the media to a specific destination.
Radarr and sonarr will find those torrent files for you automatically.
How to setup this system on ultra.cc ?
I went with the LANCER_V2 plan at 4.95€, find the one which suits your need
access the control panel and enter your credentials (don't retry to login more than 5 times in a row or you will be forced to wait 30 minutes)
once you are logged in, click the
connectbutton right here:
go to the
here search for:
install on each app.
You should have all those apps under the
You can learn more about those apps in the ultra.cc documentation and from the servarr wiki
It's now time to configure those apps !
Show info button from Prowlarr in the app tab and then hit
connect to login inside of the prowlarr app.
Here with prowlarr you manage your
There are 3 types of indexers (aka trackers):
Public: anyone can use those and don't even need an account. You don't have to build a ratio (even if thats nice for others) You can be seen by anyone downloading a file and if its copyrighted you might need to stop seeding the content. A seedbox or a vpn will protect your anonymity
Semi-private: anyone can use it but you must create an account first and you have to build a ratio
Private: It's hard to get in one of those, you must be invited or pass some kind of interview. You must build a ratio
What's a ratio ?
Ratio is a division between all of the data that you sent (your upload volume) and all of the data that you downloaded
ratio = UP/DOWN
When you finshed downloading a torrent, the
seed phase starts, you are
seeding the file.
This means that if another user wants to download that file (a movie, a tv show or just a txt file), he will use your server
and the one of others to get download the file.
We speak of a p2p (pear to pear) network
So back to our indexers, click the add Indexer button Click the torrent checkbox under the protocol tab and choose your language like en-US for english (fr-FR for french)
Then choose the
privacy option you want, public, semi-private or private.
I went for a semi-private indexer because I want privacy and I didn't manage to get in a private indexer yet
As you can see I only have one semi-private indexer called sharewood, it's a great french tracker
Check this great prowlarr guide or ask in my discord server if you need help setting up an indexer.
Once you added a provider, we will integrate radarr and sonarr with prowlarr
Settings > Apps click the
We will start by adding radarr, hit the Radarr button
Now copy the current website url inside of the
Prowlarr Server input and remove everything after
It should look like that:
Keep this tab open and go back to the control pannel, now login to the radarr app (under
Show Info > Connect)
Copy the current website url when logged in to radarr, it looks something like that:
Still in Radarr go to
Settings > Generaland copy the API key:
Go back to the prowlarr tab and paste everything like that: