HTPC The complete guide

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BUILD AND INSTALL YOUR HOME THEATER: THE COMPLETE GUIDE FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCE USERS!

The complete guide to install your HTPC from scratch. We decided to assemble as much information as we can on the topic. So here, you will find a huge gathering of information that will help you build the HTPC you need from start to finish. You will find how to:

  • build your own HTPC;
  • install your OS;
  • install your Media Center applications;
  • serving your media over the internet via private sites with unique username and password login;
  • building a great network between all devices at home;
  • playing retro games;
  • listen and record TV;
  • managing your downloads from home or via the web;
  • building cutom scripts to automate boring tasks;
  • and many more!!!

BE AWARE THAT THIS IS SITE IS ALWAYS UPDATING. A LOT OF EMPTY SPACE FOR NOW, BUT BE PATIENT AND SOME MORE AWESOME STUFF WILL ADD UP!!!

MAIN TOPICS:

  1. Why HTPC (Home Theatre Personal Computer)?
  2. Build a machine that fit nicely on your TV surrounding
  3. Some interesting HTPC build examples
  4. Which Operating System for your HTPC?
    1. Install Ubuntu
  5. Set up your Home Network:
    1. Set Static IP
    2. Install SSH (Secure Shell)
    3. Install Samba for Windows Share
    4. Install Web Server (Apache – Php)
    5. Install FTP server (vsftpd)
    6. Create a SSL certificate
    7. Forward ports for World Wide Access ( Router only )
    8. Install X11VNC / RealVNC for graphical remote control
  6. Set up a VPN with openvpn and iptables
    1. Configure VPN with openvpn
    2. Bypass VPN connections via specifics ports
  7. Set up Kodi and PLEX linked all together.
    1. Install Kodi
    2. Install Plexmediaserver
    3. Link both watchlist with trakt.tv
  8. Install your 5.1/7.1 Surround Sound setup with Kodi
  9. Use Kodi and MythTV together for Live TV access / recording
  10. Buy and Set up Infrared Remote Controller
  11. Use your smart phone as a remote Controller.
  12. Set up automatic torrent downloads with flexget and deluge
    1. Install deluged and deluge-web as an headless daemon on Ubuntu and KodiBuntu
    2. Configure Deluge deamon and Deluge-web
    3. Remotely connect to your Deluge Server with Deluge Client
    4. Hook deluge to Apache and OpenSSL and access it with custom domains
    5. Auto-Extract Archives when download completed
    6. Monitor your downloads with a PHP webpage
    7. Install Flexget
    8. Configure Movies with Discover / RSS and Trakt.tv or IMDB
    9. Configure Series with RSS Flux and Trakt.tv
  13. Set up Apache:
    1. Create a custom web page to monitor your HTPC
    2. Install phpsysinfo for extended HTPC monitoring
    3. Link Apache, deluge and plex to your domain name and secure them with OpenSSL
  14. Rip your Bluray Collection into your Home Theatre
  15. Install Emulators to Play Old School Games ( PS1, Ps2, SNES, NES, SEGA, Nintendo 64, etc )
    1. Setup Advance Launcher to fire your games from Kodi
  16. Install Steam Games
  17. Automatically Backup your Media Server
  18. Enjoy your media server / center!

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