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How To Install Subsonic Media Server On Ubuntu 14.10

Subsonic is an easy to use, open source, web-based media server.

Because Subsonic is written in Java you need to have Java installed on your system. I already have Java installed so i skipped the installation part in the video.

Subsonic supports streaming to multiple clients simultaneously, and supports any streamable media (including MP3, AAC, and Ogg). Subsonic also supports on-the-fly media conversion (through the use of plugins) of most popular media formats, including WMA, FLAC, and more. After a 30-day trial period, certain premium features require a $1/month subscription. Visit Subsonic Homepage.

If you already have Java installed on your system you can skip this part. You can install Java by adding the Oracle Java (JDK) 6 / 7 / 8 Installer PPA to your system software sources. To add the PPA and install Java open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+pate the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java -y

sudo apt update && sudo apt install oracle-java8-installer -y

To install Subsonic you first need to download the debian installer from this page: When downloaded open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo dpkg -i Downloads/subsonic*

sudo /etc/init.d/subsonic start

When Subsonic is running close the terminal window and open your browser. To connect to Subsonic type http://localhost:4040 (if you want to connect to Subsonic from another computer use and hit enter. The default administrative username and password is “admin” (without quotes), once logged in follow the last 3 steps on the getting started page.

You can also download an app for android and apple devices to connect to Subsonic…

Download from Google Play.
Download from ITunes

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