Music server suggestions

mp3
flac
music
server

#1

Hi fellow QuickBoxers!

I am currently looking for a good music server to install on my new Hetzner box - only real requirements I can think of are:

  • Must support FLAC and MP3.
  • Having an decent Android mobil app.

Any suggestions are welcome. I have tried out using the Plex solution, but found it to have a really hard time with mixed artist discs (e.g. Soundtracks) - so think I need a dedicated solution for this.


#2

i have 100+gb of mostly rock and some other music

server options
http://serviio.org/
https://www.mopidy.com/
http://ampache.org/ this one looks really cool.
http://sockso.pu-gh.com/


#3

We’ll be including Subsonic on the next iteration. I currently have it on the development board as I type this. I will be working on it heavily tomorrow when I am not here enjoying my free time. I prefer to keep music separate from Plex myself and Subsonic is the perfect match for most music file types.


#4

Oh wow - thanks guys!

I’ll read through these - I’m in no hurry, so will take my time picking one. Might just start by giving Subsonic a spin when pushed out.


#5

Im running https://github.com/phanan/koel/ at the moment on a different machine.


#6

Koel looks really cool…


#7

I agree, the only thing we’d have issues with is that it requires laravel framework to run. I will check this out on a couple of test environments and see what happens when running parallel to QuickBox. To avoid bloat it would need to install composer/laravel etc on package install and then purge on remove.


#8

Koel does indeed look slick - the lack of an app for android is a bit of a non-starter for me though. Most of my music is consumed when out and about.

But I’ll surely bookmark it, and check up on it later.


#9

its really neat once you have it installed. its not aa simple to install as quickbox though. I dont like the subsonic webclient but will use it for the app since the plex app for music is okay but lacks a lot of features


#10

I have used subsonic for a long time now it works really good and it will benefit from keeping the music organised it will be benefitted even more if the music is organised in the artist - - > album - - > songs
Being the top folder being the artist name then it would operate like most every single music played. I found this works really good.