Guide: How to install Emby server on Windows

Install Emby Server Featured | Smarthomebeginner

You probably have heard about the new name taken by Media Browser this year, along with several modifications that gave way to what is now Emby. Despite of its long run prior to its name change, there is still much to be said about this interesting open software application. If you … read more

Parallels Access review: control your home server remotely

Parallels Access Review Featured | Smarthomebeginner

Perhaps you’ve been following our hardware reviews about amazing devices such as the Intel NUC or the Gigabyte Brix Pro, which are best used as home servers, where you can attach an external storage and just browse your media from a client device. Maybe you have a computer already, loaded up … read more

How to run a Ubuntu home server on VirtualBox VM?

Ubuntu Home Server On Virtualbox Vm

Don’t have an extra PC laying around, no problem, just run a Ubuntu home server on VirtualBox VM. I have been pumping out VirtualBox tutorials over the last two months. Some have asked me if VirtualBox is somehow related to HTPCs. This post will answer that question. This post is … read more

AtoMiC ToolKit – Automate your Media Center

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We are glad to launch AtoMiC ToolKit, a set of bash scripts that will automate installation of home server, NAS, and HTPC related software on Ubuntu Linux (including 15.05 Vivid Vervet) and its variants. You may have used our All-in-one PVR script or our AtoMiC installation scripts for Transmission WebUI, … read more

5 Most common NAS or Home Server uses

Best Home Server Uses

Let us look at some of the most common network attached storage server or home server uses for the sake of people wondering why have a home server? Recently, we described what is HTPC and what it is used for? We also presented an energy efficient HTPC Home Server combo … read more

All in one HTPC and Internet PVR How-To

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Always wanted to come home to all your tv shows right at your fingertips? Never want to sit at your computer for hours getting everything configured? You’re at home here! In this guide we will use 4 programs running on Ubuntu Server 14.04. I assume you are starting with a … read more

How to migrate Shows library from SickBeard to SickRage?

Migrate From Sickbeard To Sickrage

May be you read my SickBeard vs SickRage comparison or just stumbled upon SickRage and decided to migrate from SickBeard to SickRage. I have setup SickBeard, configured it to manage my Shows, and used it for 2 years now without any issues. I tried Sonarr but came back to SickBeard … read more

SickBeard vs SickRage – a better SickBeard alternative?

Sickbeard Vs Sickrage Ft | Smarthomebeginner

SickBeard vs SickRage is a topic that has gained traction in the recent times due to the growth of SickRage, a Sick Beard fork that is seeing superfast development with some cool extra features. Both SickBeard and SickRage are video file managers or personal video recorders (PVR) that download your … read more