homehost – Self-hosted React + Redux app that streams your media collection (music, movies, books, podcasts, comics etc).
npm install from the
client/ directory and from the
.env file in the
client/ directory, if it does not exist
.env, set the base url of the homehost server
REACT_APP_HOMEHOST_BASE = "http://localhost:5000" REACT_APP_IMAGE_BASE = "https://image.tmdb.org/t/p/" REACT_APP_TMDB_BASE = "https://www.imdb.com/title/"
.env file in the
server/ directory, if it does not exist
.env, set a working API key for TMDb API and Spotify Web API, set the media paths, and set tha base url of the homehost client
TMDB_KEY = '<api_key>' SPOTIFY_CLIENT_ID = '<client_id>' SPOTIFY_CLIENT_SECRET = '<client_secret>' MOVIES_PATH = '/path/to/movies/directory' TV_PATH = '/path/to/tv/directory' MUSIC_PATH = '/path/to/music/directory' DATABASE_URL = 'file:./data/media.db' CLIENT_BASE_URL = 'http://localhost:3000'
If you dont have keys, you can request API authorization from Spotify at https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/, and TMDb at https://developers.themoviedb.org/3/getting-started/introduction
Your media must appear in the locations set by
.env. Each media must be in a unique location and cannot share the same directory path(s)
<movies_path> - (subdirectory)? - (movie_file_name <TMDb-movie-ID>) (.mp4|.mkv)
<tv_path> - (tv_show_directory_name <TMDb-tv-show-ID>) - (S<season_number>E<episode_number> episode_file_name) (.mp4|.mkv)
<music_path> - (album_directory_name <Spotify-album-ID>) - ((<disc_number>-)?<track_number> track_file_name) (.mp3|.flac)
Tracks not found on Spotify can be put in a directory titled
Unknown Album sans disc/ track number
<music_path> - Unknown Album - (track_file_name) (.mp3|.flac)
npx prisma migrate dev to create the database and necessary migrations
npm run start-dev to start the application in dev mode
homehost scans the media paths and adds the files to the database
Wait for the async job to finish generating metadata and save
To explore all media data, run
npx prisma studio from
server/ and go to
To reset the database and clear all data, run
npx prisma migrate reset from
npm run start-dev from the
server/ directory to start the application in dev mode
By default, the server port is
5000, client port is
npm start from the
server/ directory to start the application as prod
By default, client and server will run on
While running, homehost continuously saves and retrieves metadata for any media files that were added, moved or removed
This project is licensed under the MIT License – see the LICENSE file for details
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