Apps/Services to run on home server

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  1. zoki_007

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    What are some good apps/services to install on home server?

    I've currently got

    -sickbeard
    -sabnzbd
    -transmission
    -couchpotato

    Any others worth checking out for unix/linux?
     
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  2. Jim G

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    Subsonic. Accessing your home media collection from anywhere is great.
     
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    I'd probably recommend OwnCloud, although I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I'm really only recommending it because I intend to use it in the near future.
     
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    sql server for xbmc db. fucking *ROCKS*
     
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    NICE! Might give this one ago! thanks

    I did come across this one, not sure if i'll have much use for it though. Let us know if you get it up and running soon.

    Not bad! I've only got 1 XBMC in the house, but i'll keep this in mind
     
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    Once you have SQL backed xbmc you'll put it everywhere! I love stopping a show in the lounge then finishing it in bed, XBMC remembers where I was upto via the SQL so when I select the show in bed it offers to resume from last position!

    MAGIC!!
     
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    Plex Media Server is better then XBMC with SQL.

    Plex plugin for XBMC makes life easy for transition as well.

    PMS will transcode to Apple/Andriod devices so you don't have to worry about codecs again. Combine that with CP/Sick/Trans/Head/Plex you will have the ultimate media server.
     
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    MythTV does this too. It's a really cool feature.
     
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    Yeah, it's great for WAF / Housemate Acceptance Factor
     
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    Owncloud is great. I'm not a fan of storing all my personal stuff on some big companies server.

    I sync my entire documents folder with owncloud so that I can access it anywhere from pretty much any device.

    I use XBMC in conjunction with Plex. I like XBMC with a mysql backend for my home usage and I run a Plexmedia Server so I can transcode and stream to my various devices when I'm out and about.

    HTPC-Manager is a great little tool to manage all your sickbeard/sabnzbd/couchpotato etc..
     
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    Plex, by far the most polished and friendly
     
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    Open VPN - single port VPN access to your lan from any device you care to setup
     
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    Transmission or another bt client, and as others have said, plex
     
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    local dns resolver...

    block all adservers for every device on your network without any extra hassle (just need to set the dns server via dhcp)
     
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    Agreed!

    Say what! This sounds too good to be true.
     
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    Do a search for dnsmasq adblock.

    pretty much this:

    1) install dnsmasq
    2) edit some files in /etc/dnsmasq.d

    I have 3 files:
    00-setup
    Code:
    no-dhcp-interface=
    #internode dns
    server=192.231.203.132
    server=192.231.203.3
    # optus primary dns server
    server=211.29.132.12
    # optus secondary
    server=198.142.0.51
    # google
    server=8.8.8.8
    
    Fix the above to use your ISP/favorite dns servers. These are the fallback ones.

    next up is 10-adblock which is a nice long list of "address=/naughty-server/127.0.0.1" lines.

    That file is written to from a cron job which runs:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    wget "http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php?hostformat=dnsmasq&showintro=0&mimetype=plaintext" -O /etc/dnsmasq.d/10-adblock
    
    service dnsmasq restart
    
    lastly (and the actual reason I bothered setting this up!) - 20-unblockus, so I can use unblock.us service without having to use them for all dns queries. Switching to a local resolver meant I dint get a 200+ms hit every time I did a dns query on my network.

    Code:
    strict-order
    server=/pandora.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/hulu.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/cbs.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/abc.com/go.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/tv.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/pbs.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/vevo.com/fwmrm.net/208.122.23.22
    server=/thewb.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/cwtv.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/crackle.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/last.fm/208.122.23.22
    server=/turntable.fm/208.122.23.22
    server=/mog.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/iheart.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/netflix.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/netflix.net/208.122.23.22
    server=/nflximg.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/nflxext.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/api.wipmania.com/208.122.23.22
    server=/sony.net/208.122.23.22
    server=/lastfm.es/208.122.23.22
    server=/unblock-us.com/208.122.23.22
    
    Then I just set dhcp to set the correct DNS server and boom! netflix + no ads on my entire local network :thumbup:
     
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    utorrent is supported under linux now (probably has been for a while) and I prefer it over transmission :)
     
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    What have you scheduled that for - daily/weekly/fortnight/etc?
     
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    7 11 * * 1 /root/updatednsmasqads.sh

    ~11am on sunday morning?
     
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    zoki_007

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    Interesting! Will def look into this, thanks!
     

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