Airsonic – free web-based media streamer

Airsonic is a web-based media streamer, providing 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.

Airsonic 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.

The software works very well as a local jukebox. The intuitive web interface, as well as search and index facilities, are optimized for efficient browsing through large media libraries. Airsonic also comes with an integrated Podcast receiver, with many of the same features as you find in iTunes.

Airsonic is free and open source software.

Other features include:

  • Last.fm scrobbling.
  • By using transcoder plug-ins, Airsonic supports on-the-fly conversion and streaming of virtually any audio format, including WMA, FLAC, APE, Musepack, WavPack and Shorten.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other operating systems that support Java.

Website: airsonic.github.io
Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Airsonic Team
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Airsonic is written in Java and JavaScript. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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