I am looking for a web-based movie collection manager that should run on a Linux server. I don't need much, except for a web-based way to index and query a collection of movie files on disk (and possibly play, but giving a location so that I find it right away in a file browser would suffice).
I have seen that there are a couple of movie managers for Linux (e.g. Griffith), but they all seem to be local GUIs. As there are multiple clients in my house that should be able to use the collection, something web-based is preferred.
Just for the record, I am also evaluating emby. I will post back once I have explored the three options CouchPotato, Plex and emby more in depth.
After using emby for a while, I finally decided to go with it. Other options suggested below were CouchPotato and Flex. CouchPotato is more geared towards downnloading movies via torrents - it can also display the local collection, but did not do a very good job for this. It did not recognize most movies at all (I am not talking about correct meta data - just recognizing there is a movie file). Plex looks great and also worked well, but in order to allow streaming, it requires a licence (surely the cost is justified by the amount of work put into the product). Emby works well, displays meta data and allows streaming without a licence - so that's my choice. On the downside emby requires quit a bit of memory (~ 500M), even when idle. Its not a stopper for me though as I can spare 500M.