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This is a list of third-party applications that may help you maintain and modify your media files. Just like Kodi, most of these applications are provided free of charge and survive on donations; please consider doing so.
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{{Note|Inclusion in this list is not a recommendation or endorsement by {{Kodi}}.}}
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== Music tools ==
{{Glossary}}
{{Term|term=Exact Audio Copy|content=Exact Audio Copy [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=Also known as EAC, this is an efficient audio CD ripper program that's easy-to-use and more intuitive than most others on the market. It handles imperfections with ease and is the ideal choice for an audiophile looking to digitize their disc collection.
* [https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en '''''Website''''']}}


<section begin="intro" />A list of 3rd party applications that may help you maintain and modify your media files. Just like Kodi, most of these applications are provided free to use and survive on donations. Please consider donating.<section end="intro" />
{{Term|term=Mp3tag|content=Mp3tag [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit the metadata of audio files.
* [https://www.mp3tag.de/en/ '''''Website''' (English)''] / ''([https://www.mp3tag.de/ Deutsch])''}}


Note: inclusion in this list is not a recommendation or endorsement by {{Kodi}}.
{{Term|term=MusicBrainz Picard|content=MusicBrainz Picard [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A cross-platform music tagger written in Python with an easy-to-use interface and the ability to provide detailed, embedded ID3 tags for music files. {{Kodi}} has extensive support for the display and filtering of files with ID3 tags.
* [https://picard.musicbrainz.org/ '''''Website''''']}}
{{Glossary end}}


== Video tools ==
{{Glossary}}
{{Term|term=Aegisub|content=Aegisub [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and/or editing subtitles that makes it quick and easy to synchronize subtitles to audio and features many powerful tools for styling them and built-in, real-time video previews. Although it has not been in active development since 2014, there have been no changes to the formatting of subtitles in that time to make it any less useful.
* [https://aegi.vmoe.info/docs/3.0/Main_Page/ '''''Website''''']}}


= Music File Tools =
{{Term|term=Avidemux|content=Avidemux [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
; Bulk Rename Utility [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
{{Defn|1=A free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It's perfect for quickly cutting commercials out of televised recordings.
: Bulk Rename Utility allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date/time stamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and sub-folders....plus a whole lot more!
* [http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ '''''Website''''']}}
:: Website- [https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/ Click here]


{{Term|term=HandBrake|content=HandBrake [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A video codec and container converter from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely-supported ones.
* [https://handbrake.fr/ '''''Website''''']}}


; Exact Audio Copy [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
{{Term|term=MakeMKV|content=MakeMKV [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
: Exact Audio Copy (also known as EAC), a CD grabber program, is efficient, easy to use and is more intuitive than most other CD ripping programs on the market. It handles CD imperfections with ease and is the ideal CD grabber for an audiophile.
{{Defn|1={{See also|HOW-TO:Use MakeMKV Template Pattern with TV Shows}}
:: Website- [http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ Click here]
Your one-click solution to converting (more accurately, ''transcoding'') the DVD and Blu-Ray discs that you own into free and DRM-unencumbered file formats that can be played everywhere.
* [https://makemkv.com/ '''''Website''''']}}


{{Term|term=Subtitle Edit|content=Subtitle Edit [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A free, open source editor for video subtitles.
* [https://www.nikse.dk/SubtitleEdit '''''Website''''']}}
{{Glossary end}}


; MediaInfo [[File:Android OS.png|20px]] [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
== Library managers ==
: MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.  
{{Glossary}}
:: Website- [https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo Click here]
{{Term|term=Bulk Rename Utility|content=Bulk Rename Utility [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=Allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date/timestamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, auto-number serial programming, process folders/subfolders...plus a whole lot more!
* [https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/ '''''Website''''']}}


{{Term|term=Ember Media Manager|content=Ember Media Manager [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=The all-in-one media manager for {{Kodi}} on Windows.<br />
[[File:Attention talk.png|22px|link=]] '''[[forumtopic:195|Ember Media Manager on Kodi Forum]]'''}}


; MKVToolNix [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
{{Term|term=FileBot|content=FileBot [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
: Convert audio files like mp3 and flac into the .mka AudioBook format.
{{Defn|1=The ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, TV Shows and anime, as well as fetching subtitles and artwork for them; it's smart and just works.
:: Website- [https://mkvtoolnix.download/ Click here]
* [https://www.filebot.net/ '''''Website''''']}}
:: Wiki- [[Audiobooks]]


{{Term|term=Media Companion|content=Media Companion [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=The original, free-to-use movie/television show manager and organizer that offers full Kodi integration.<br />
[[File:Attention talk.png|22px|link=]] '''[[forum:129134|Media Companion on Kodi Forum]]'''
* [https://mediacompanion.sourceforge.io/ '''''Website''''']}}


; Mp3tag [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
{{Term|term=MediaElch|content=MediaElch [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
: Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of audio files.  
{{Defn|1=A free media manager built using the Qt graphical framework that can generate [[NFO files]] for movies and TV shows from scratch and directly manipulate {{Kodi}}'s SQLite media library database. Artwork can be fetched from several sites and stored alongside the media files (when using NFOs) or directly in {{Kodi}}'s thumbnail folder.<br />
:: Website- [https://www.mp3tag.de/en/ Click here]
[[File:Attention talk.png|22px|link=]] '''[[forum:136333|MediaElch on Kodi Forum]]'''
* [https://www.kvibes.de/mediaelch/ '''''Website''''']}}


{{Term|term=MediaInfo|content=MediaInfo [[File:Android OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A convenient, unified display of the most relevant technical and tag metadata for video and audio files.
* [https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo '''''Website''''']}}


; MusicBrainz Picard [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
{{Term|term=MKVToolNix|content=MKVToolNix [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
: Picard is a cross-platform music tagger written in Python. It has an easy to use interface and provides detailed embedded tags for music files. {{kodi}} has strong support for MusicBrainz tagging.
{{Defn|1=Converts audio files like MP3 and FLAC into the .mka [[Audiobooks|audiobook]] format.
:: Website- [https://picard.musicbrainz.org/ Click here]
* [https://mkvtoolnix.download/ '''''Website''''']}}


{{Term|term=tinyMediaManager|content=tinyMediaManager [[File:Linux_OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Mac OS.png|18px|link=]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A media management tool written in Java/Swing for movies, movie sets and TV shows that supports importing/exporting NFO files, downloading artwork and renaming media files themselves along with their corresponding NFOs and artwork in batches.
* [https://www.reddit.com/r/tinyMediaManager/ '''''Subreddit''''']
* [https://www.tinymediamanager.org/ '''''Website''''']}}


{{Term|term=TV Rename|content=TV Rename [[File:Windows_OS.png|18px|link=]]|style=font-size: 1.28em;}}
{{Defn|1=A free tool to keep your TV and movie files organized each into their own folder trees with NFO files (created on-the-fly if not already present) and artwork, plus many other features such as movie collections, artwork scraping and TV Guide integration.
* [https://groups.google.com/g/tvrename '''''Support forum''''']
* [https://www.tvrename.com/ '''''Website''''']}}
{{Glossary end}}


= Video File Tools =
; Aegisub [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: Aegisub is a free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and modifying subtitles. Aegisub makes it quick and easy to time subtitles to audio, and features many powerful tools for styling them, including a built-in real-time video preview. Although this has not received updates since 2014, there have been no changes to subtitles in many years to warrant a new update.
:: Website- [http://www.aegisub.org/ Click here]


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; Avidemux [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. Perfect for quickly cutting commercials out of tv recordings.
:: Website- [http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ Click here]
; Bulk Rename Utility [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: Bulk Rename Utility allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date/time stamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and sub-folders....plus a whole lot more!
:: Website- [https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/ Click here]
; HandBrake [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs
:: Website- [https://handbrake.fr/ Click here]
; FileBot [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: FileBot is the ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your Movies, TV Shows and Anime as well as fetching subtitles and artwork. It's smart and just works.
:: Website- [https://www.filebot.net/ Click here]
; MakeMKV [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert DVD and Bluray discs that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder".
:: Website- [http://makemkv.com/ Click here]
; MediaInfo [[File:Android OS.png|20px]] [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.
:: Website- [https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo Click here]
; MKVToolNix [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: MKVToolNix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files.
:: Website- [https://mkvtoolnix.download/ Click here]
; Subtitle Edit [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: Subtitle Edit is a free (open source) editor for video subtitles.
:: Website- [https://www.nikse.dk/ Click here]
= Library Managers =
; Ember Media Manager [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: Ember Media Manager is the all in one media manager for {{kodi}}. An open source media manager for Windows.
:: Website- [http://embermediamanager.org/ Click here]
:: Forum- [https://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=195 {{kodi}} forum]
; Media Companion [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: Media Companion is the original free to use Movie/TV Show manager and organizer that offers full Kodi integration.
:: Website- [https://sourceforge.net/projects/mediacompanion/ Click here]
:: Forum- [https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=129134 {{kodi}} forum]
; TV Rename [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: Free tool to keep your TV and Movie, NFO and folders organised. Many features such as Movie Collections, download integration and TV Guide. Downloads artwork and creates NFO files.
:: Website- [https://www.tvrename.com/ Click here]
:: Forum- [https://groups.google.com/g/tvrename Support forum]
; MediaElch [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: MediaElch is a free Media Manager for movies and tv shows. It supports generating of nfo files and also directly manipulating {{kodi}}'s database (SQLite). Artwork will be stored along movies and tv shows (when using nfos) or directly in {{Kodi}}'s thumbnail folder. Built with Qt MediaElch is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
:: Website- [https://www.kvibes.de/mediaelch/ Click here]
:: Forum- [https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=136333 {{kodi}} forum]
; TinyMediaManager [[File:Linux_OS.png|20px]] [[File:Mac OS.png|20px]] [[File:Windows_OS.png|20px]]
: 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.
:: Website- [https://www.tinymediamanager.org/ Click here]
:: Forum- [https://www.reddit.com/r/tinyMediaManager/ reddit forum]
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Home icon grey.png   ▶ Supplemental tools

This is a list of third-party applications that may help you maintain and modify your media files. Just like Kodi, most of these applications are provided free of charge and survive on donations; please consider doing so.

Note: Inclusion in this list is not a recommendation or endorsement by Kodi.

1 Music tools

Exact Audio Copy Linux OS.png Windows OS.png
Also known as EAC, this is an efficient audio CD ripper program that's easy-to-use and more intuitive than most others on the market. It handles imperfections with ease and is the ideal choice for an audiophile looking to digitize their disc collection.
Mp3tag Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit the metadata of audio files.
MusicBrainz Picard Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A cross-platform music tagger written in Python with an easy-to-use interface and the ability to provide detailed, embedded ID3 tags for music files. Kodi has extensive support for the display and filtering of files with ID3 tags.

2 Video tools

Aegisub Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and/or editing subtitles that makes it quick and easy to synchronize subtitles to audio and features many powerful tools for styling them and built-in, real-time video previews. Although it has not been in active development since 2014, there have been no changes to the formatting of subtitles in that time to make it any less useful.
Avidemux Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It's perfect for quickly cutting commercials out of televised recordings.
HandBrake Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A video codec and container converter from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely-supported ones.
MakeMKV Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png

Your one-click solution to converting (more accurately, transcoding) the DVD and Blu-Ray discs that you own into free and DRM-unencumbered file formats that can be played everywhere.

Subtitle Edit Windows OS.png
A free, open source editor for video subtitles.

3 Library managers

Bulk Rename Utility Windows OS.png
Allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date/timestamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, auto-number serial programming, process folders/subfolders...plus a whole lot more!
Ember Media Manager Windows OS.png
The all-in-one media manager for Kodi on Windows.
Attention talk.png Ember Media Manager on Kodi Forum
FileBot Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
The ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, TV Shows and anime, as well as fetching subtitles and artwork for them; it's smart and just works.
Media Companion Windows OS.png
The original, free-to-use movie/television show manager and organizer that offers full Kodi integration.
Attention talk.png Media Companion on Kodi Forum
MediaElch Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A free media manager built using the Qt graphical framework that can generate NFO files for movies and TV shows from scratch and directly manipulate Kodi's SQLite media library database. Artwork can be fetched from several sites and stored alongside the media files (when using NFOs) or directly in Kodi's thumbnail folder.
Attention talk.png MediaElch on Kodi Forum
MediaInfo Android OS.png Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A convenient, unified display of the most relevant technical and tag metadata for video and audio files.
MKVToolNix Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
Converts audio files like MP3 and FLAC into the .mka audiobook format.
tinyMediaManager Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
A media management tool written in Java/Swing for movies, movie sets and TV shows that supports importing/exporting NFO files, downloading artwork and renaming media files themselves along with their corresponding NFOs and artwork in batches.
TV Rename Windows OS.png
A free tool to keep your TV and movie files organized each into their own folder trees with NFO files (created on-the-fly if not already present) and artwork, plus many other features such as movie collections, artwork scraping and TV Guide integration.