Media Browser is a media management application among other things. It allows you to browser and filter your collection with more precision. Metadata wise it does a lot of what XBMC and the like already do but MB lets you compartmentalize metadata retrieval and playback. This leaves XBMC to just playback content with no need for write access which is great when it comes to ensuring your data security and ease of configuration of new clients. The most unique and handy feature is probably it’s ability to transcode streaming video.
Set up credentials
Create user account that Media Browser will run under or use existing account. Enter username and password, other options are optional and can be left blank.
Create a group that Media Browser will run under or use existing group.
Add the user to the primary group of your choice. Note that this command will also remove the user from any secondary groups.
usermod -g media mediabrowser
Verify that the group has been added correctly.
Compile and Install Mono 3.6 on Ubuntu Linux or Install an older mono version from the official repository. If you plant to Install NZBDrone / Sonarr it’s worth installing mono 3.6 or higher due to possible issues with older versions.
apt-get install mono-complete
Add mediabrowser PPA repository.
Update repository list.
Install Media Browser.
apt-get install mediabrowser
At this point the installation is complete. Media Browser should have started automatically and be reachable via a browser on the IP address of the machine and the default port.
MediaBrowser uses init.d script as opposed to an upstart script to manage automatic start. By default it will run under mediabrowser user. This can be changed to another user by editing a configuration file but not the init.d file itself.
Change the text in quotes to your desired username. You can also change several other options like default location to store metadata.
service mediabrowser start
service mediabrowser stop
service mediabrowser restart
Check the current status of MediaBrowser.
service mediabrowser status
Reboot to make sure everything works correctly.
adduser mediabrowser groupadd media usermod -g media mediabrowser groups mediabrowser
add-apt-repository ppa:apps-z/mediabrowser apt-get update apt-get install mediabrowser
nano /etc/default/mediabrowser service mediabrowser start service mediabrowser stop service mediabrowser restart service mediabrowser status reboot