Supplemental tools

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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.

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.

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.
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.

MKVToolNix Linux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
Converts audio files like MP3 and FLAC into the .mka audiobook format.
Subtitle Edit Windows OS.png
A free, open source editor for video subtitles.

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/ 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.
Rename My TV SeriesLinux OS.png Mac OS.png Windows OS.png
The philosophy is a simple work flow; you have a few odd named TV Show episodes and you’d like to give them a proper name, based on the TV Show name, season, episode and title of the episode. This has been expanded with features like resolution, year, data first aired, etc.
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.

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