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Subsonic

Subsonic

Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer and jukebox.

Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.

Subsonic is designed to handle very large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes). Although optimized for MP3 streaming, it works for any audio or video format that can stream over HTTP, for instance AAC and OGG. By using transcoder plug-ins, Subsonic supports on-the-fly conversion and streaming of virtually any audio format, including WMA, FLAC, APE, Musepack, WavPack, Shorten and OptimFROG.

 Subsonic 4.9

Price
Free to download

Size
29.8MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Sindre Mehus

Website
subsonic.sourceforge.net

System Requirements
Java 6 or later

Support Sites:
Demo, Forums, How to install Subsonic on Ubuntu, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:
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Features include:

  • Listen to your music from anywhere all you need is a browser
  • The clean web interface is optimized for constrained bandwidth environments and efficient browsing through large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes)
  • Free-text search helps you find your favorite tracks quickly
  • Displays cover art, including images embedded in ID3 tags.
  • Assign ratings and comments to albums
  • Common playlist features (add, remove, rearrange, repeat, shuffle, undo, save, load)
  • Supports MP3, OGG, AAC and any other audio or video format that streams over HTTP
  • Transcoding engine allows for streaming of a variety of lossy and lossless formats by converting to MP3 on-the-fly
  • Works with any network-enabled media player, such as Winamp, iTunes, XMMS, VLC, MusicMatch and Windows Media Player. Also includes an embedded Flash player
  • Tag parsing and editing of MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA and APE files
  • Playlists can be saved and restored. M3U, PLS and XSPF formats are supported. Saved playlists are available as Podcasts
  • On-the-fly resampling to lower bitrates using the high-quality LAME encoder. Handy if your bandwidth is limited
  • Implements the SHOUTcast protocol. Players which support this (including Winamp, iTunes and XMMS) display the current artist and song, along with other metadata
  • Stream or download music directly to your Android mobile phone, using the Subsonic Android application.
  • Control Subsonic from any mobile phone or PDA, using the WAP interface
  • Supports multiple simultaneous players. Manage any player from any location
  • Upload and download files to/from Subsonic, with automatic zipping and unzipping
  • Automatically register what you're playing on Last.fm, using the built-in Audioscrobbling support
  • Find cover art, lyrics and album info using web services from Amazon, Discogs and MetroLyrics
  • Read album reviews and more at Wikipedia, Google Music and allmusic
  • Users must log in with a username and password. Users are assigned different privileges
  • Specify upload and download bandwidth limits
  • Use HTTPS/SSL encryption for ultimate protection
  • Supports authentication in LDAP and Active Directory
  • Runs for months without crashing, hanging or leaking resources
  • Download Podcasts with the integrated Podcast receiver
  • Manage your internet TV and radio stations
  • Play music directly on the server's audio hardware using the jukebox mode
  • Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Slovenian

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