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Subsonic Music Streamer: Never be without your music collection again

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mrkniceguy, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. mrkniceguy

    mrkniceguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 23, 2009
    Pastoral Intern / Youth Pastor
    Centralia, WA
    Have you ever wanted to hear a certain song but realized you don't have it synced or stored on your phone? Wanted to play a song for a friend and realized it's still on your computer at home? Subsonic recognizes these problems and brings your music collection to you no matter WHERE you are!

    The Subsonic Media Server installs on all major Operating Systems (Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix) and allows you to stream your music collection to anyplace with internet access. The Subsonic server allows access via any web browser, an Adobe Air application or Android phone. Access your music library on the go has never been easier!


    • Access your music library over wifi, 3G/4G, or locally stored on a microSD card
      Easy to use web interface or mobile app
      Display cover art, artist info and other ID3 information
      Regular development of server and Android app - Android App is supported and developed buy the Subsonic founder!
      Download and upload from the web or phone
      Transcode on the fly to save bandwidth (helpful for those non-unlimited data accounts)
      Scrobble to Last.fm
      An amazing "Jukebox" feature that allows you to control audio playback the server's built in audio hardware
      Donation gives you a custom URL to access your music library (for example http://yourusername.subsonice.org


    • Server setup can be a little difficult but most questions are answere in the forum
      The Android app requires a donation after 30 days to continue using the service

    I've been using Subsonic for about 6 months now and can't image life without it! With over 100 GB of music in my collection it's impossible to keep it all stored on my phone all the time (16GB is big, but not that big!) but with Subsonic I don't have to worry about what's on my phone or not. Just open the app, download or stream and keep rockin' out!

    Download the server and the app and give them a try!


  2. Papex

    Papex Active Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Read somewhere that Subsonic actually doesn't stream the music but downloads to a cache on the SD card. Is this true?
    And if it is: can adjust the max size of the cache? In other words: will it slowly fill up my SD as I use it so I have to delete music files manually to create enough space?
  3. Outatime

    Outatime Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    This streams very effectively. Search is worthless from what I can see. I searched "Beatles" and found nothing? It's most of my collection. Fail.

    Exactly what method does it use for sorting? Now I admit my song id's aren't updated... but my file names are perfect. It looks like a hodge podge of stuff randomly thrown together.

    So basically, since search is worthless and the method of sort is random, you cannot find a song you're looking for. Beyond that, it's a great app and I mean that sincerely.

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