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Entertainment center for searching and viewing your video collection. It will fetch metadata and subtitles from external sources and can be controlled by remote. The GUI is written using JavaFX and...


Front-end application for video libraries.


  • Select video to view from a nicely styled list
  • Groups videos by series and season
  • Downloads meta information about videos from TMDB ( and TVDB (
  • Shows plot summaries, ratings and actor photos for known videos
  • Keeps track of watched videos
  • Resumes playback from last position
  • Capable of downloading subtitles from Sublight ( and (
  • Supports plugins for different styled views, video playback, subtitle providers and new video collections

Technical Features

  • Uses OSGi for plugins
  • Supports PostgreSQL as a database back-end, falling back to Apache Derby when left unconfigured


  • Java Runtime Environment 1.7+ installed
  • JavaFX 2.2 installed
  • VLC player 2.0+ installed

Note: It's important the version of VLC player installed matches the architecture of the Java version you have installed (32-bit or 64-bit), otherwise it won't be possible to access VLC's libraries for video playback.

Getting started

This program is still under development and as such getting it to run means you need to do some manual setting up:

  1. First make sure you have all the requirements installed.
  2. Run the hs.mediasystem.MediaSystem class from Eclipse.

Third Party Dependencies

VLC for Java (vlcj)

by Mark Lee of Caprica Software
License: GNU GPL, version 3 or later

The Java TVDB API (javatvdbapi)

License: GNU GPL, version 3

The MovieDB API (themoviedbapi)

License: GNU GPL, version 3

Apache Felix

License: Apache License, version 2.0

Apache Derby

License: Apache License, version 2.0