If you are a movie lover, you can use Jellyfin to manage, categorize, and watch your favorite series, show, and movies on your PC. It is a computer utility software dedicated to performing media-related operations. It is the one-stop application for managing and sharing of media files.
Installing it for the first time is straightforward, quick, and simple; this is possible due to the several pre-built binaries contained in the application. Currently, the media-tool supports and runs on all major internet browsers, including Google Chrome. These browsers allow the user to configure and set-up their servers on them.
It is important to note that the application is not enabled to track or collect users’ data.
Discovering the servers from an installed client PC is easy when both the server and client are sharing the same network. Else to access the server from another network entirely, you will have to do so using the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain name.
Considering that you must memorize the port numbers, Jellyfin can run in reverse-proxy, thereby handling all traffic proxies through the use of an alternate server. The significant advantage of using Jellyfin in such mode is the easy installation of an SSL certificate.
The main aim of developing this application is to make the organization of collected media data and files as easy as possible. Hence, during the server set-up process, the users are expected to go through the collected data and accurately organize them.
For example, when categorizing the movies in a particular location, you could easily indicate the preferred details on the display dashboard. This information may include the following:
Although most movies have their subtitles embedded in them, the app allows for an external upload of preferred subtitles.
The Jellyfin software is a modification of Emby, which ceased to be an open-source application since 2018. Despite the connection, direct migration between the two applications is currently not supported.
For a smooth migration or upgrade to Jellyfin, the developer recommends starting with a new installation of the database to benefit the full features.