Install HTPC Manager Banana Pi with Bananian

banana-pi-htpc-managerHTPC manager now supports Sonarr, SickRage and Headphones thanks to Hellowlol. HTPC Manager adds that extra feeling of excellence to your Raspberry Pi Media Server. You get a slick, modular HTPC interface so you can manage all of your software and services on your HTPC.

Services you can manage include Plex, Kodi (XBMC), Sonarr, Sabnzbd, NZBGet, uTorrent, Transmission, SickBeard, CouchPotato and more. You will see nice overviews of recently added shows or movies, suggestions for other movies and TV shows. You can even add movies or shows from the HTPC Manager interface. This guide was tested on Bananian but will work for Raspbian on the Banana Pi too.

This is a screenshot of the computer stats from within HTPC Manager from a friend’s Windows server, it will be similar on the Banana Pi

htpc manager stats update

htpc manager stats

Install HTPC Manager Banana Pi

Install the Banana Pi HTPC Manager dependencies

sudo apt-get install build-essential git python-imaging python-dev python-setuptools python-pip python-cherrypy vnstat smartmontools -y

Install psutil so you can get computer stats as well

sudo pip install psutil

Git clone the latest HTPC Manager from Hellowlol’s repository

sudo git clone /opt/HTPCManager

Take ownership of the HTPCManager installation directory with your pi user

sudo chown -R pi:pi /opt/HTPCManager

Try and start HTPC Manager on the Banana Pi

python /opt/HTPCManager/ --daemon

You may see a cherrpy error, everything still works though so don’t worry.

You can access HTPC Manager at http://ip.address:8085

Autostart HTPC Manager at Boot

HTPC Manager includes an init.d script

sudo cp /opt/HTPCManager/initd /etc/init.d/htpcmanager

Edit the htpcmanager init.d script to match the path of HTPC Manager

sudo nano /etc/init.d/htpcmanager

Change APP_PATH to match the path we installed HTPC Manager to

############### EDIT ME ##################
# path to app

Make the init.d script executable

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/htpcmanager

Update the init.d script to start at boot

sudo update-rc.d htpcmanager defaults

You are all set to configure HTPC Manager on your Banana Pi, just grab your API keys and enable WebUIs in some of the services you wish to manage.

Access HTPC Manager on your Raspberry Pi at http://ip.address:8085