Manage Files, Media, Notes, Tasks,
and Bookmarks - anytime and anywhere.
Stream and share in web and 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. Have all your data on your server and access, manage or stream from anywhere.

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

Switch between the classic compact list view or a nice gallery mode especially for your photos.

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 quick-access all your favorite files, tasks, bookmarks and notes.

Text Editor & Notes

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

Tasks, Links, Streams

We provide a bunch of special files like Tasks, Bookmarks and Streams for webcams, radio stations and more.


Got your photos geotagged? Show them on a map! Locate single images or show folders nicely clustered.

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.

Pdf Viewer

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

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.