Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: Media Streaming     Multimedia Streaming    
Latest version: v1.1.0

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homehost is made for streaming your media collection within the home network Features: ๐ŸŽฅ Movies, ๐Ÿ“บ TV Shows, ๐ŸŽต Music

๐ŸŽฅ Movies





๐Ÿ“บ TV Shows



๐ŸŽต Music







โš™๏ธ Setup

Run npm run install-packages

In .env, set a working API key for TMDb API and Spotify Web API, set the media paths, and set tha base url of the homehost client

# packages/client/.env
REACT_APP_HOMEHOST_BASE = "http://localhost:5000"
REACT_APP_IMAGE_BASE = "https://image.tmdb.org/t/p/"
REACT_APP_IMDB_BASE = "https://www.imdb.com"

# packages/server/.env
TMDB_KEY = '<api_key>'
SPOTIFY_CLIENT_ID = '<client_id>'
SPOTIFY_CLIENT_SECRET = '<client_secret>'

MOVIES_PATH = '/path/to/movies/directory'
TV_PATH = '/path/to/tv/directory'
MUSIC_PATH = '/path/to/music/directory'

DATABASE_URL = 'file:./data/media.db'
CLIENT_BASE_URL = 'http://localhost:3000'

If you dont have keys, you can request API authorization from Spotify at https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/, and TMDb at https://developers.themoviedb.org/3/getting-started/introduction


Your media must appear in the absolute path locations set by .env. Each media must be in a unique location and cannot share the same directory path(s)

Naming conventions

๐ŸŽฅ Movies

- (subdirectory)?
  - (movie_file_name <TMDb-movie-ID>) (.mp4|.mkv)

๐Ÿ“บ TV

- (tv_show_directory_name <TMDb-tv-show-ID>)
  - (S<season_number>E<episode_number> episode_file_name) (.mp4|.mkv)

๐ŸŽต Music

- (album_directory_name <Spotify-album-ID>)
  - ((<disc_number>-)?<track_number> track_file_name) (.mp3|.flac)

Tracks not found on Spotify can be put in a directory titled Unknown Album sans disc/ track number

- Unknown Album
  - (track_file_name) (.mp3|.flac)


Run npm run db:migrate to create migrations from schema, apply them, generate the database client
homehost scans the media paths and adds the files to the database
Wait for the async job to finish generating metadata and save
To browse data, run npm run db:browse and go to http://localhost:5555
To clear all data, run npm run db:clear


Run npm run start to start the application
By default, the server port is 5000, client port is 3000
Run npm run start:prod to start the application as prod (default port is 5000)
While running, homehost continuously saves and retrieves information for any media that was added, moved or removed





/movies, /tv, /music


Works best in Chrome. Coming to Desktop, iOS, Android.

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