Must have apps for running your own personal media.
MusicBrainz is a community music metadatabase that attempts to create a comprehensive music information site. You can use the MusicBrainz data either by browsing this web site, or you can access the data from a client program — for example, a CD player program can use MusicBrainz to identify CDs and provide information about the CD, about the artist or about related information. You can also use the MusicBrainz Tagger to automatically identify and clean up the metadata tags in your digital music collections.
MusicBrainz is a user-maintained open community that collects, and makes available to the public, music metadata in the form of a relational database. MusicBrainz was initially created by Robert Kaye in response to Gracenote taking over the free CDDB project and charging people for access to the (what up till that point had been free) data. The MusicBrainz community has grown considerably since then, and the project has expanded its scope from being a CDDB replacement to a true "Wikipedia for music".
Additionally, freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway (mb2freedb) service. It also very easy to import FreeDB entries into the MusicBrainz database (for missing CDs), by using MusicBrainz Picard 'manual lookup' functionality and then 'import freedb' on the relevant webpage.
We're on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced, and an international marketplace built off of that database. It's for the love of music, and getting closer every day
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, video games, and most recently, fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media. IMDb launched on October 17, 1990, and in 1998 was acquired by Amazon.com.
trakt helps you keep a record of what TV shows and movies you are watching. Based on your favorites, trakt recommends additional shows and movies you'll enjoy!
There is an official API available which is already used by 3rd party developers to offer native Apps on Android and iOS.
Trakt.tv is a platform that does many things, but primarily keeps track of TV shows and movies you watch. It integrates with your media center or home theater PC to enable scrobbling, so everything is automatic. Some people like to check in from their phone, so we enable that too. Discover new shows and movies, follow people with similar tastes and voice your opinion.
The Trakt.tv API powers hundreds of apps on all the popular platforms like Kodi, Plex, MediaPortal, VLC, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and more. The API is free to use, so start experimenting!
Media managers are programs designed to oversee the automation of your media collection. They take metadata for content you are interested in, track what you already have and what you still need, then watch indexes as content becomes available
Lidarr is a music collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new tracks from your favorite artists and will grab, sort and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of files already downloaded when a better quality format becomes available.
Major Features Include:
Support for major platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, Raspberry Pi, etc.
Automatically detects new tracks.
Can scan your existing library and download any missing tracks.
Can watch for better quality of the tracks you already have and do an automatic upgrade.
Automatic failed download handling will try another release if one fails
Manual search so you can pick any release or to see why a release was not downloaded automatically
Fully configurable track renaming
Full integration with SABnzbd and NZBGet
Full integration with Kodi, Plex (notification, library update, metadata)
Full support for specials and multi-album releases
And a beautiful UI
Watcher is an automated movie NZB & Torrent searcher and snatcher. You can add a list of wanted movies and Watcher will automatically send the NZB or Torrent to your download client. Watcher also has basic post-processing capabilities such as renaming and moving.
Watcher is a work in progress and plans to add more features in the future, but we will always prioritize speed and stability over features.
NNTP binary client. NZBGet performs better than SABnzbd in my testing by a factor of 4:1, however does not have all the bells and whistles as SABnzbd. Meaning some downloads that may fail in NZBget don't fail in SABnzbd. Only negative is that article sets that have lots of missing articles on primary servers, will cause the queue to slow down due to the way the logic handles how and when articles are fetched. Meaning an article set that has a high number of missing articles can block your queue where as NZBGet's competitor, SABnzbd would begin simultaneously starting the next article set in queue, meaining you don't have idle bandwidth going to waste if using SABnzbd. That said, all things considered, I prefer NZBget over SABnzbd due to the massive performance difference on downloading, reassembly, and unpacking.
Put.io is an online storage service and BitTorrent client combined. It downloads and puts torrents into your personal, private online space. It can watch RSS feeds to download autmatically and make the downloaded files available in a number of ways via applications created by volunteers. We can stream your content to your iOS device, Android device, Roku, Boxee, Xbmc, and Plex.
Augmentable with front-ends such as Youtube-DLG , youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube and a hundreds other sites. It requires the Python interpreter and is therefore platform-independent.
It can be integrated in other programs and so be used to watch online videos in local applications such as MPV .
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