Subsonic is a media streaming server. You install it on your own computer where you keep your music or video collection.
Please check our application chart to see which GigaDrive Plans are eligible to install this application.
- Easy to use
- 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.
- Star your favorite artists, albums and tracks.
- Create your own playlist and share them with other users if you like.
- Administer the play queue (add, remove, rearrange, repeat, shuffle, undo, save, load).
- Works with all media formats
- 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, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WMA and APE files, using the Jaudiotagger library.
- Playlists can be imported and exported. M3U, PLS and XSPF formats are supported. Saved playlists are available as Podcasts.
- On-the-fly resampling to lower bitrates using the high-quality ffmpeg 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.
- HLS video streaming supported.
- Customizable user experience
- Available in 28 languages.
- Select from 30 different themes.
- Highly configurable user interface.
- Select your personal avatar.
- Chat with other users.
- Automatic album lists (newest, starred, most played, top rated etc).
- Browse by genre and decade.
- Stream music directly to your phone. More than 25 apps available.
- Works with any number of users, and any number of simultaneous players.
- Share your media on Facebook, Twitter, Google+.
- Access your server using your own
- Open REST API for app developers.
- Integrates with the best web services
- Automatically register what you’re playing on
Last.fm, using the built-in Audioscrobbling support.
- Show artist images, similar artists and biography from
- Find cover art and lyrics using web services from Google and Chartlyrics.
- Read album reviews and more at Wikipedia, Google Music and allmusic.
- Secure and reliable
- Users must log in with a username and password. Users are assigned different privileges.
- Specify upload and download bandwidth limits.
- Supports authentication in LDAP and Active Directory.
- Runs for months without crashing, hanging or leaking resources.
- Use HTTPS/SSL encryption for ultimate protection.
- Awesome extra features
- Stream to your Chromecast and Sonos devices.
- Download Podcasts with the integrated Podcast receiver.
- Manage your internet TV and radio stations.
- Play your media on compatible DLNA/UPnP devices.
- Play music directly on the server’s audio hardware using the jukebox mode.
- Install debian flavour of OpenSSH.
- Connect to the openssh server and run the following commands.
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -qy -o APT::Install-Suggests=0 -o APT::Install-Recommends=0 install openjdk-8-jre
sudo wget -O /tmp/subsonic.deb https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/subsonic-public/download/subsonic-6.1.6.deb
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/subsonic.deb
- Run the following command to verify the installation.
subsonic -h | head -n1
On successful installation, you will get the following output.
- Create a linux service file for subsonic.
sudo mkdir -p /etc/services.d/subsonic && \
cd /etc/services.d/subsonic && \
sudo touch /etc/services.d/subsonic/run && \
sudo chmod +x /etc/services.d/subsonic/run && \
sudo nano /etc/services.d/subsonic/run
- Paste the following text when prompted and press CTRL+O and ENTER, followed by CTRL+X.
cd /usr/share/subsonic/ && \
exec s6-setuidgid YOUR_SSH_USERNAME java -Xmx1024m \
-jar subsonic-booter-jar-with-dependencies.jar >> /config/subsonic.stdout.log 2>&1
Make sure to replace YOUR_SSH_USERNAME with your actual SSH username.
-Dsubsonic.port=“80”: You can use any other Internal port other than port 80. Internal ports and their corresponding external ports can be found by clicking the
Access Info button corresponding to your OpenSSH app.
- To verify the installation you can run the following command
cat /config/subsonic.stdout.log and find the following text. If found then you can assume that the installation was successful.
Subsonic running on: http://localhost/
- Now simply reboot your SSH application to install & start the subsonic linux service.