A list of links to good media software, hardware and knowledge.

media player software

  • VLC - free and open multimedia player
  • MPV - a free, open source, and cross-platform media player
  • MPD - flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music
  • upmdcli - UPnP Media Renderer front-end for MPD
  • snapcast - Synchronous multi-room audio player

ripping media

media center

  • Kodi - THE open source media center

android apps

containers & codes

encoders

computers & hardware

commercial systems