Subsonic 5.3 Has Been Released

As you may know, Subsonic is a free, multi-platform web media streamer. It is used to share music with others or to listen to your favourite music remote. You can stream music online, for multiple players simultaneously, depending on your band width. It works best for MP3 streaming, but it can also play AAC, OGG. By using transcoder plugins, Subsonic supports WMA, FLAC, APE, WavPack and many others.

The latest version available is Subsonic 5.3, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • New: Show sidebar by default. Remember state across sessions.
  • New: Update Japanese translation, courtesy of Kenji Maekawa
  • New: Update German translation, courtesy of deejay2302
  • New: Added “Show all albums” overflow button.
  • Bug-fix: Fixed error with list of newest podcast episodes.
  • Bug-fix: Much faster artist bio.
  • Bug-fix: Display shorter artist bio.
  • REST: Add method to get newest podcast episodes.
  • REST: Improved performance of getArtists.

Installation instructions:

Up to date Subsonic packages are available via the GetDeb repositories, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems is easy.

All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the subsonic package.

How to install Subsonic on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and derivative systems:

$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb wily-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install subsonic

How to install DrawPile on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya systems:

$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install drawpile

To start Subsonic, open the browser and go to http://localhost:4040. Next, type username in the username field and admin as password.

Optional, to remove subsonic, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove subsonic*

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