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I use a combination of the excellent open-source podcast manager AntennaPod and the gpodder.net service. gpodder.net is a libre web service that allows you to manage your podcast subscriptions and discover new content. If you use multiple devices, you can synchronize subscriptions and your listening progress. It works with several client ...


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You're most likely looking for an uPnP control point software (see e.g. DLNA Server/Control Point like Windows Media Player on our sister site). To my knowledge, there are only few products available for Ubuntu. One is what that post mentions (and which I've tried as well myself): GUPnP (also available at Github) a.o. contain an "Universal Control Point" ...


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You can try Banshee. Banshee is cross-platform (and open source) and is quite similar to the iTunes interface. Some features: Support for audio and video Folder and meta data management Sync with an Android device or any iOS device Ability to buy music from the Amazon store, right from Banshee "Queue tracks" allows you to queue up a track or let Auto DJ ...


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Assuming all the files have their metadata, you can use ReNamer for this task. You could also use a different program like Mp3Tag, but the ReNamer method deals with the duplicates by renaming them instead of ignoring them. You need to add four rules to ReNamer in this order: 1) Delete: Delete from Position 1 until the End (skip extension) 2) Insert: ...


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Plex You could use Plex to set up a media library on your device. The interface is as friendly as common streaming services. It also has other features such as support for music, podcasts, and mobile apps. Setting it up isn't complex but it's a multi-step process so you might want to search and follow an installation guide such as this one Plex interface (...


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I would suggest using VCL from VideoLAN as it is free, cross platform and describes almost exactly the usage you suggest.


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I'd advise XBMC. It scans local files (movies, episodes or music), 'scrapes' them for information (gets information about them from various websites), and displays them in a nice interface. Examples of its default look: Home Screen TV-Shows view There are multiple layouts to choose from, if the default doesn't satisfy you. And if you want to give it a ...


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I believe using Google Drives sharing technology will more than fit your needs. You can make folders and share numerous properties of said folder to other people. They don't even need a Google Profile but it is suggested.


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My suggestion may be obvious but in my opinion the best solution is still Last.fm scrobbler. I use it as a Winamp plugin, works as it should. I have the scrobbler run in background so I don't even notice anything. Then last.fm shows my play statistics, recommendations, live gig dates based on what I listen to, lists people with similar tastes to check out ...


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Similar to the already mentioned Plex there is also Kodi which has common origins as a media player. It doesn't require a server and may be slightly easier to set up for local content. It can store metadata about your media files in its own database. If you don't want a media player and just something to catalog files you can try EMDB - Erics Movie Database ...


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Mp3Tag is capable of editing MP4 audio, and other formats, metadata.


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Data Crow is general purpose media cataloger, while not specifically made for media files it can certainly be used as a audio/video library. Never used it myself but there are predefined templates, plus you can as far as I know freely create arbitrary fields for your data and personalized data. Treeline is a some sort of outliner/database application with ...


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I suggest trying MusicBee. It let's you rate tracks and let's you create auto-playlists based on rating (among other criteria). You can also create an auto-playlist based on how many times you've skipped a track (e.g. you can have a playlist that excludes tracks that have been skipped more than 5 times). Another feature I like is that it remembers your ...


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I use iFunbox in the "Classic" mode. It has many features and provides even SSH tunneling / shell console for the jailbroken phones. You can backup your applications including all settings into the IPA files. http://www.i-funbox.com/


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I'm going to answer my own question here, I use SyncIOS for a few years now and it's awesome. It meets all my requirements and does so much more. It's free to use but if wanted, you can pay for a pro version that disable ad's and adds a few more features. SyncIOS Syncios is powerful iPad/iPhone/iPod to PC transfer which offers you ultimate solution for ...


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Pocket Casts I also use InoReader for all kinds of feeds, along with Pocket Casts for podcasts. Pocket Casts is an elegant podcast manager with device sync and web management. It allows you to: Subscribe to and manage podcasts from the web, for a single payment ($9 + tax that varies by country). Offers a 14 day trial Listen to podcasts across devices (2.99€...


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Have you checked out Nightingale? Some notable features are: Plays MP3, WAV, Ogg, FLAC and many more Supports OGG Theora and other formats, depending on the platform Uses the system's gstreamer on Linux Customizable with many add-ons Can look just like you want it to, thanks to feathers Powerful library organization and browsing Fast full text library ...


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If you thought Tonido might be an answer, then you should look at OwnCloud. This enables you to host your files locally or in a storage cloud and grant permission to users to access them from your home network or outside. I believe it covers all your stated requirements.


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It may not fulfill all your requests but consider Adobe Bridge. Bridge can use all of the files' metadata for categorization, provide thumbnail previews of media, and comes with powerful search functionality. Double-clicking a file will cause it to launch in the default Windows application. Bridge comes packaged with any other Adobe Creative Suite product. ...


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