03 January 2009

Sockso web-based personal music server

Installed Sockso Personal Music Server. This exposes my music collection via a web interface. I can play my music via an embedded flash player. It was simple to install, just unzip the files and tell it where my music lives. The web interface is fairly decent (it finds album covers and displays similar artists etc). My only gripes are that it isn't simple to reverse proxy it through my existing apache server (hence it runs on its own port) and the last.fm integration isn't complete.

Here is what their website says...
Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server for everyone! It's designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some mp3's can get their friends listening to their music across the internet in seconds!
Sockso features

* Simple setup (no install! just double click and go!)
* Supports MP3, OGG Vorbis, Flac and WMA
* Easy web-interface for your friends, and a GUI for you!
* Online flash music player, playlists, search, etc...
* Download single tracks, or entire albums/artists or playlists
* Statistics like most played, recently popular, etc...