Media Center using a Raspberry Pi

Media Center using a Raspberry Pi

Ever since I started playing around with the Raspberry Pi, I wanted to push its limits further by experimenting with more demanding projects. The latest project I worked on was to build a fully featured home theater/media center using a Raspberry Pi. I had the following goals in mind when I started working on this project.

  1. Be able to play movies and TV shows in most common video formats.
  2. Show movie information such as name, year, genre, tagline, synopsis, cast and rating.
  3. Keep track of movies I have already watched.
  4. Make suggestions on new/upcoming movies based on my preferences.
  5. Standard IR remote control for interaction.
  6. Access to online streaming services such as Youtube.
  7. Support for plugins and extensions to add additional functionality.

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