Gaps searches through your Plex Server or local folders for all movies, then queries for known movies in the same collection. If those movies don't exist in your library, Gaps will recommend getting those movies, legally of course.
Gaps runs in Docker, so you'll need a basic ability to download and run a container. If you already have Docker, skip to installing and running.
Underneath the covers, Gaps runs as a Spring Boot app. Don't worry about it though. The container will pull down Java for you and automatically run the jar.
Docker has a good write up on installing Docker CE. Check it out here. Once you get docker up and running
Installing and Running
With Docker installed, you'll need to now pull down the latest Gaps image. The Gaps image is hosted here.
To pull the image, run the following command in a terminal
docker pull housewrecker/gaps
You now have the Gaps image and you need to do a little configuration. The command to run Gaps follows
docker run -d -p 8484:8484 --name mygaps --expose 32400 housewrecker/gaps:latest
- For Unraid see the wiki: https://github.com/JasonHHouse/Gaps/wiki
- For Radarr list import, see https://github.com/JasonHHouse/Gaps/wiki/Radarr-List
-p or publish exposes maps ports from the container to the outside world. Docker has a great write up here.
Note: If 8484 is in use on your system, change the publish command to -p :8484
--name mygaps sets the name of the local running container. You can change it to whatever you want, just don't forget the name in the future!
--expose 32400 is there to communicate with Plex. By default, Plex is set to 32400 by default. If you've changed the port, change that here.
Once all those values are updated correctly for your system, you can run the command and Gaps will start up.
To track the logs from Gaps, use the following command. Again, change the container, if you changed the name.
docker logs -f mygaps
To see Gaps, open up your browser and navigate over to the ip address and port you set for Gaps.
If your browser is on the same machine running Docker and you did not change the port, then you can navigate to
You should be presented with this screen
On this screen, you need to enter your Movie Database Api Key. The page has information on getting the key. The basics are that you'll need navigate over to The Movie DB, create an account, and make an API Key. Then you would copy that key into the Api Key field.
Note: Right now only searching via Plex is working. In time, I'll add back in searching by folder.
Click the Search via Plex button and move on to the next page.
With your Movie DB key added, now we need to configure the information to connect to Plex.
On this page, you'll need to configure how you connect to Plex. This includes three main things: the host/ip address of Plex, the port Plex uses, and your personal Plex Token.
The host/ip address and port are the same ones you use to connect to Plex via the web. It could look something like this
If Plex and Gaps are both running in the same Docker, you may need to use the IP address on the local network. Example
So, in the first case the host is localhost and the port 32400. In the second case, the host is 127.0.0.1 with the same port.
Lastly, you'll need to get your personal Plex Token. If you do not know already it's easy to find. Plex has a great write up here about how to find your token.
Once you have those three, click next.
Note: In the title bar, if you ever need to jump back a bit, you can click any of the sections to make an edit.
On the Libraries page, Gaps will try to connect to Plex and if successful it will return the 'Movie' type libraries it found.
Select any or all of the movie libraries you want to search. You must select at least one.
Once you've started searching, the movies will start populating on the final page.
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