Monit: Monitor SickBeard process status

Monitor Sickbeard

Monit can monitor SickBeard and notify you if it stops running for some reason. Setting up a completely automated home server is awesome. But what if one of your apps fails and you did not even know? You may be waiting for your movie or episode to be downloaded but … read more

Maraschino frontend: a free HTPC web interface

Maraschino Featured - Smarthomebeginner

If you are looking for a free and open-source alternative that acts as a simple web interface for your XBMC/Kodi HTPC, providing you with a nice overview or front page, from which you can control many aspects of your install, then look no further. Maraschino frontend is a project developed … 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

Install SickRage on Ubuntu in a few simple steps

Install Sickrage Ft - Smarthomebeginner

After a recent SickBeard vs SickRage comparison, I decided to install SickRage on Ubuntu Server 14.04, replacing my SickBeard installation that has been working well for 2 years. SickRage is a video file manager for Shows based on the popular SickBeard PVR. Like SickBeard, it also automatically downloads TV Show … 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

How to make SickBeard auto update to new release?

Sickbeard Update Notification

Typically SickBeard update to new release is done manually but in this post I will show you how to make SickBeard auto update itself on Linux. Sick Beard, an awesome little app that automates show downloads, has been covered extensively by us, including installation (Windows / Ubuntu), and uninstallation. We … read more

How to properly uninstall Sickbeard on Ubuntu Linux?

Uninstall Sickbeard Ft - Smarthomebeginner

We have extensively covered how to install Sick Beard on various platforms but how do you properly uninstall SickBeard on Ubuntu system? This is a question that has been asked a few times and so here is the guide. This Sick Beard uninstall guide will work irrespective of whether you … read more