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PVR & episode guide that downloads and manages all your TV shows

Merge branch 'change_post_processor_get_quality' into development

* change_post_processor_get_quality:
  Add try getting quality from the episode (snatched) status
latest commit a493151582
Patrick Vos itofzo authored
Octocat-spinner-32 autoProcessTV Fix replace FancyURLopener with HTTPBasicAuthHandler
Octocat-spinner-32 cherrypy Copied favicon to cherrypy's root (sab does this) testing to see if t…
Octocat-spinner-32 data Add **Always On** option for XBMC
Octocat-spinner-32 lib Updates tvdb_api library to version 1.9
Octocat-spinner-32 sickbeard Merge branch 'change_post_processor_get_quality' into development
Octocat-spinner-32 tests Change open to 'with open' and exception IOError to 'EnvironmentError'
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore Added `.pydevproject` to `.gitignore`.
Octocat-spinner-32 .travis.yml add development branch to travis whitelist
Octocat-spinner-32 Added to help provide a guide on how to submit bugs/p…
Octocat-spinner-32 COPYING.txt Updated 'COPYING.txt' with some minor details
Octocat-spinner-32 Metadata tweaks and updates
Octocat-spinner-32 init.fedora Add a newline at the end of the file so that github doesn't complain.
Octocat-spinner-32 init.freebsd Cleaned up the output of the status function of the FreeBSD init script
Octocat-spinner-32 init.solaris11 Added solaris 11 service management facility (init.d) config
Octocat-spinner-32 init.systemd Fix init.systemd script
Octocat-spinner-32 init.ubuntu Change status for backward compatibility
Octocat-spinner-32 Changes the BTN provider to support backlog searches

Sick Beard

Sick Beard is currently an alpha release. There may be severe bugs in it and at any given time it may not work at all.

Sick Beard is a PVR for newsgroup users (with limited torrent support). It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally generates metadata for them. It currently supports, NZBMatrix, Bin-Req, NZBs'R'Us,, and any Newznab installation and retrieves show information from and

Features include:

  • automatically retrieves new episode torrent or nzb files
  • can scan your existing library and then download any old seasons or episodes you're missing
  • can watch for better versions and upgrade your existing episodes (to from TV DVD/BluRay for example)
  • XBMC library updates, poster/fanart downloads, and NFO/TBN generation
  • configurable episode renaming
  • sends NZBs directly to SABnzbd, prioritizes and categorizes them properly
  • available for any platform, uses simple HTTP interface
  • can notify XBMC, Growl, or Twitter when new episodes are downloaded
  • specials and double episode support

Sick Beard makes use of the following projects:


To run Sick Beard from source you will need Python 2.5+ and Cheetah 2.1.0+. The binary releases are standalone.


If you find a bug please report it or it'll never get fixed. Verify that it hasn't already been submitted and then log a new bug. Be sure to provide as much information as possible.

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