Supplemental tools/Mac OS X

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▶ Mac OS X tools

Supplemental tools for Kodi running on Mac OS X.

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1 File servers

MediaMaster Server
A simple free GUI webDAV server that is compatible with XBMC v11 and up. Available from the Mac App Store only, but should still work with Mac OS X 10.6.
NFS Manager
NFS Manager is a free GUI interface for managing NFS shares in Mac OS X 10.6 and higher.
SMBUp
Freeware/donationware that installs and manages a new XBMC compatible SMB/Samba server. Very easy to use, and probably the best option for Mac OS X 10.7 users wanting to use SMB sharing to XBMC.

Note: As of XBMC v12.1, XBMC can now use the default SMB server in OS X 10.7 and 10.8, but there may still be issues with 10.9.

2 File transfer and manager tools

CouchPotato
Free download manager/searcher/renamer for NZB and torrents.
Cyberduck
A free multi protocol file transfer application often used to access files on Kodi devices that don't have a normal desktop interface (such as the ATV1, ATV2, etc). Typically using SFTP as the main means of connecting to these devices.
FileZilla
A free multi protocol file transfer application often used to access files on Kodi devices that don't have a normal desktop interface (such as the ATV1, ATV2, Raspberry Pi, some Linux-based solutions, etc). Typically using SFTP as the main means of connecting to these devices.
Headphones
Free auto-search/download manager for music files via NZB.
Htpc Manager
Htpc Manager is a free, open source, and cross-platform application for managing various functions of HTPCs. Features include Kodi control, Kodi playlist creation, Sickbeard management, Sabnzbd downloading, and more.
Sick Beard
Free application that searches/manages downloads, renames and organizes files, acts as a general media manager, and can integrate with Kodi easily. Sick Beard is written in Python, which means it can run on any platform that can run Python.

3 Library managers

MediaElch
MediaElch is a free MediaManager for movies and tv shows. It supports generating of nfo files and also directly manipulating XBMCs database (SQLite). Posters, thumbnails, screenshots and actor images will be stored along movies and tv shows (when using nfos) or directly in XMBCs thumbnail folder. Built with Qt MediaElch is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
Sick Beard
Free application that searches/manages downloads, renames and organizes files, acts as a general media manager, and can integrate with Kodi easily. Sick Beard is written in Python, which means it can run on any platform that can run Python.
TinyMediaManager
tinyMediaManager is a media management tool for movies, moviesets and TV shows, which is written in Java/Swing. It supports importing and exporting of NFO files, downloading of artwork and renaming of media files (along with the corresponding NFOs and artwork). Due to the fact that it is written in Java, tinyMediaManager will run on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX (and possible more OS).
ViMediaManager
This open-source Mac OS X media manager gathers, stores, and manages information, artwork, trailers, and themes for movie, TV, and anime collections. It has extensive preference options, allows editing of metadata and selection of artwork, manages movie sets, offers recommendation information, and has a comprehensive episodes manager. Although still in alpha, ViMediamanager is functional and in active development.

4 Music tools

Album Artwork Assistant
Album Artwork Assistant is a free tool to finds album cover artwork and then add it to music files in iTunes.
Bliss
Bliss is a paid tool (free for the first 100 fixes) to find album artwork and add them to music files.
Clementine
Clementine is a free cross platform music player and library organizer.
Headphones
Free auto-search/download manager for music files via NZB.
The Tagger
The Tagger is a paid tool for editing ID3 tags in MP3 and AAC music files.
X Lossless Decoder
X Lossless Decoder is a free Mac OS X tool for decoding, converting, and manipulating lossless audio files.

5 Remotes

Htpc Manager
Htpc Manager is a free, open source, and cross-platform application for managing various functions of HTPCs. Features include Kodi control, Kodi playlist creation, Sickbeard management, Sabnzbd downloading, and more.
OS X remote dashboard widget
Kodi Remote Dashboard Widget is a Mac OS X Dashboard widget for controlling Kodi. It was originally based on the Boxee widget made by Lot49 (lot49.org), then later updated and modified by Topfjoer and grantrutherford.
USB Overdrive
USB Overdrive a shareware universal USB driver for mice, keyboards, joysticks, gamepads, and other USB input devices, for Mac OS X. It can also configure those controls in various ways, such as mapping them to keyboard presses, calibration, and more.
Xbev
xbev is a simple eventclient for XBMC, written in Python, it creates a window on the desktop using gtk and sends any keypresses received on that window to XBMC's eventserver.

6 Rename tools

FileBot
Tool for renaming media files so they are better scanned by Kodi scrapers (among other uses). Launched via Java Web Start, so no manual download or installation required.
NameChanger
NameChanger is designed for the sole purpose of renaming a list of files.
Sick Beard
Free application that searches/manages downloads, renames and organizes files, acts as a general media manager, and can integrate with Kodi easily. Sick Beard is written in Python, which means it can run on any platform that can run Python.
TinyMediaManager
tinyMediaManager is a media management tool for movies, moviesets and TV shows, which is written in Java/Swing. It supports importing and exporting of NFO files, downloading of artwork and renaming of media files (along with the corresponding NFOs and artwork). Due to the fact that it is written in Java, tinyMediaManager will run on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX (and possible more OS).
ViMediaManager
This open-source Mac OS X media manager gathers, stores, and manages information, artwork, trailers, and themes for movie, TV, and anime collections. It has extensive preference options, allows editing of metadata and selection of artwork, manages movie sets, offers recommendation information, and has a comprehensive episodes manager. Although still in alpha, ViMediamanager is functional and in active development.

7 Video encoders/rippers

HandBrake
HandBrake is a free, open source, cross-platform encoding and ripping tool for DVDs and other files. It comes with several easy to use presets and supports numerous features and options.
MakeMKV
MakeMKV is a free, cross-platform, DVD and Bluray ripping and MKV manipulating tool.

8 Other

MKVToolNix
MKVToolNix is a free, open source, cross platform suite of tools for MKV files. Tools include mkvmerge, mkvinfo, mkvextract, mkvpropedit, and mmg.
MediaInfo
An open source, cross platform tool for getting full codec info from media files.
MythicalLibrarian
mythicalLibrarian will convert your MythTV recordings into a Video library, free of commercials, automatically after recording. You can see an example to the right.
Texture Cache Maintenance utility
Texture Cache Maintenance utility is a python script created by MillhouseVH, that can do a number of artwork related maintenance on the Kodi library. The script can be used to pre-generate thumbnails, clean up old thumbnail files, find corrupted files, and much more. The script can work on any OS that can run Python 2.6 or higher.
XBMC Statusbar
XBMC Statusbar is a free "menulet" created by forum user lenn1. Makes an XBMC menu in the Mac OS X menu bar for things like updating the library, wake-on-lan, suspend XBMC, shutdown XBMC, etc.
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