Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirates life for me!! Recent streaming services, prices and shows getting butchered, finally decided its time. Here's how a basic self-hosted 'Netflix' would look like. Fully automated once its setup. Using only a makeshift homelab server from second hand parts.

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  • Guides

    Here you will find Guides mainly for the Starr Apps (Sonarr/Radarr) and everything related to it. (by TRaSH-Guides)

    I actually just use Ezarr, and modified it a bit to include Nginx Proxy Manager. Its not as hard I promise. Only cumbersome parts is TRaSH but this is optional to get the best optimal quality for everything.

  • ezarr

    Ezarr aims to make it as easy as possible to setup an entire Servarr/Jackett/BitTorrent/Usenet/PleX/Jellyfin mediacenter stack using Docker

    I actually just use Ezarr, and modified it a bit to include Nginx Proxy Manager. Its not as hard I promise. Only cumbersome parts is TRaSH but this is optional to get the best optimal quality for everything.

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  • Ombi

    Want a Movie or TV Show on Plex/Emby/Jellyfin? Use Ombi!

    The Overseer part In truth, I'm less familiar with and it's full feature set, But at a quick glance it looks like it would be similar to ombi (https://ombi.io/). I know for a fact that you can set up OMBI to let users just type in stuff and it will grab it for them. I didn't like that and opted to manually approve requests.

  • Saltbox

    Ansible-based solution for rapidly deploying a Docker containerized cloud media server.


  • raspi-docker

    This project is to automate the install(s) of Docker and or Mullvad VPN onto Rasbian & Debian based distros.

  • arr-installer

    This script installs several "Arr" programs. Such as sonarr, radarr, etc.

  • OpenMediaVault

    openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins. OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone t

    So I'm working on a similar setup with an ancient desktop my in-laws were getting rid of. I installed OpenMediaVault directly to the hard drive (it's so old that I assume it wouldn't work too well as a hypervisor), with a 4TB external HDD attached. OMV supports Docker by means of a plug-in and I'm running a Jellyfin container with no issues at all. I'm still manually downloading everything to the HDD but *arr containers are my next step, as well as setting up a gluetun container to route all that through a VPN.

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • You I need to make a dockercompose and fire it all up in Portainer - here’s my solution on GitHub - my docs may be out of date a tad: https://github.com/johnwyles/docker-compose-media-center

  • LMDS

    LMDS - Linux Media Delivery System

  • Prowlarr

    Prowlarr: Integrates content providers with Sonarr and Radarr.

  • Kavita

    Kavita is a fast, feature rich, cross platform reading server. Built with a focus for manga and the goal of being a full solution for all your reading needs. Setup your own server and share your reading collection with your friends and family.

    Kavita: Media library software for e-books.

  • Plex-Meta-Manager

    Python script to update metadata information for items in plex as well as automatically build collections and playlists. The Wiki Documentation is linked below.

    Plex-Meta-Manager: Handles collections and metadata for Plex.

  • bazarr

    Bazarr is a companion application to Sonarr and Radarr. It manages and downloads subtitles based on your requirements. You define your preferences by TV show or movie and Bazarr takes care of everything for you.

    Bazarr: Manages subtitles for Radarr.

  • Cleanarr

    Automatic cleaner tool for your mediaserver (eg. Plex). Making use of a history-tracker (eg. Tautulli) and a request-tracker (eg. Ombi) to keep in mind requested and watched status, to make sure media gets only deleted when everyone who wanted to watch it, has watched it. (by Cleanarr)

    Cleanarr: Deletes media based on specified conditions.

  • mylar3

    The python3 version of the automated Comic Book downloader (cbr/cbz) for use with various download clients.

    Mylar3: Specifically designed for comic book management.

  • Sonarr

    Smart PVR for newsgroup and bittorrent users.

    Sonarr: Automatically downloads TV series.

  • jellyseerr

    Fork of overseerr for jellyfin support

    Jellyseerr: Tracks and manages requests (Emby and Jellyfin).

  • Readarr

    Book Manager and Automation (Sonarr for Ebooks)

    Readarr: Organizes book collections.

  • Radarr

    A fork of Sonarr to work with movies à la Couchpotato.

    Radarr: Automatically downloads movies.

  • overseerr

    Request management and media discovery tool for the Plex ecosystem

    Overseerr: Tracks and manages requests (Plex only).

  • Doplarr

    An *arr request bot for Discord

    Dopplarr: Discord bot for requesting movies, TV shows, and anime.

  • Lidarr

    Looks and smells like Sonarr but made for music.

    Lidarr: Manages music libraries.

  • Jackett

    API Support for your favorite torrent trackers

    Jackett: Adds content providers to Radarr and Sonarr.

  • Jellyfin

    The Free Software Media System

    Jellyfin: Open-source fork of Emby (no premium features).

  • Emby

    Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device.

    Emby: Offers premium features with some behind a membership.

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