Manage Files & Media, Notes, Tasks,
Bookmarks, IoT anytime and anywhere.
Stream & share! In web & app!

Web-enabled file manager on steroids

At heart LimboMedia is a web-enabled file manager & browser allowing you to access files and folders on your homeserver with some amazing additional features. Others call it cloud, we keep things real and simple instead. By the way: We hate error-prone synchronization of data you might need someday. That's why we focus on having one central place for your data and access things streaming-wise. A good deal in times of cheap and high volume mobile data plans!

File Browser

Just like you love it: Clear, compact, hierarchical and with all the typical functionality, as well as a nice and fast Search-As-You-Type.

Multiple views

Classic list view, gallery view especially for your photos or an audio-only view with detailed track info for large music collections.

Existing folders

Create folders, upload files or scan existing files and folder structures on your disk. We don't want to change the way you organize your data.

Sharing is caring!

Share your folders with other LimboMedia users or create external links for users without accounts to send them via mail or messenger. Read-only or writable.

Amazing multimedia features

LimboMedia does everything for flawless media playback everywhere. We transcode your videos on-the-fly or scheduled at night using MP4/H264 and the free WebM/VP8 format so things just work in every modern browser. Audio can be transcoded too and images gets resized, thumbnailed and cached for fast loading and low bandwidth requirements. Some more facts:

Play everywhere:

  • HTML5/JS Webinterface for modern browsers. No flash or other plugin shit required.
  • DLNA / UPnP for your TV.
  • Android app with chromecast support.

Play everything:

  • Image: Jpeg, Png, Bmp, Gif (Animated), Tiff, Webp, Pdf and some raw formats.
  • Audio: Mp3, Flac, Vorbis, Wav, Aac, Ac3, Wma, Opus, Pcm.
  • Video: H264, HVEC, VP8, VP9, Mpeg, Wmv, Flv, Vc1, Avi, Webm, Mkv, Mp4 with embedded SRT subtitles.

More to mention:

  • Responsive design that works from smartphone to desktop.
  • Transcoding for every bandwidth: 360p, 720p, 1080p.
  • Mixed audio and video playlists.
  • Easily manages terabytes of data and very large files. Fast, robust and searchable.

Much more stuff...


Make LimboMedia your browsers startpage and start your browsing with all your favorite bookmarks, notes, tasks and sensors-data.


Manage your Bookmarks with LimboMedia. Clean and simple, ordered by labels. For shure they're sharable, too.


We've added a simple task-management for your ToDo's, so you'll get your things done.


There's even a place to take some quick notes or save your ideas on-the-go.

Users and Rights

Simple user management with just a few clear rights. No role aggregation, groups or other complicated stuff. All you need for family and friends.


Check your statistics: Data-volume usage, average sizes, item amount and required space for transcoded media and resized images.


For admins on-the-go there's a litte shell console for small tasks. Based on websocket and bash/busybox technology.

Internet of things

We love makers. Collect and visualize your sensor data or control things. Simple HTTP-API and UDP available, MQTT coming soon.

Text Editor

Edit your files on-the-go. With syntax highlighting for the most common formats.

Pdf Viewer

Embedded PDF viewer included if there's non in your operating system.


Locate your geotagged photos on a map. Locate singe images or show complete folders nicely clustered.

On your server

We believe in privacy, security and that only you should control your data, so LimboMedia is built to run on your very own server or pc. At home or wherever YOU want. Linux, Windows and more supported.

LimboMedia is build with Java and makes use of the great ffmpeg and imagemagick libraries for multimedia handling.

Simple & rock solid

You had enough trouble with bad software? We build simple, fast and robust software!

LimboMedia is easy to install, easy to configure, easy to update, easy to use and even easy to uninstall, in case you don't like it.

When it comes to features, we always prefer simplicity over complexity, quality over quantity and great usability.

Developers welcome!

Even if the LimboMedia core is closed source, we've got a nice and neat HTTP JSON API allowing you to build own clients or third-party integrations.

The webinterface code is build with angular and open source, so feel free to customize or extend features and design.

At the moment there's no documentation, so just ask us if you're planning things.