A Media center, also called Home Theater PC (HTPC) or Home Cinema, refers to a home entertainment system that seek to reproduce a movie theater experience and mood, with the help of video and audio equipment, in or outside a private home.
A list of some renowned media centers is shown hereafter :
A Media Manager is an application that catalogs your media and writes images and metadata to the directory the media is stored in so that the media center can access that data in order to display the correct information for the media files. Most media centers do have some sort of scraper built in to look for media matches in Internet online media databases. Media Managers usually provide extended and more reliable tools to catalog your media.
A list of some renowned media managers is given below :
The most renowned online media databases usually scraped by media centers and by media managers are listed herafter :
- IMDb : the Internet Movie Database
- OnlineMovies DB : online movie database
- TVDB : open database for television fans
- TVShowsDb : TV Shows Database
- Classic TV : the classic TV database