Subsonic Features

Easy to use Back To Top
  • Listen to your music from anywhere – all you need is a browser.
  • The clean web interface is optimized for constrained bandwidth environments and efficient browsing through large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes).
  • Free-text search helps you find your favorite tracks quickly.
  • Displays cover art, including images embedded in ID3 tags.
  • Assign ratings and comments to albums.
  • Common playlist features (add, remove, rearrange, repeat, shuffle, undo, save, load).
Versatile Back To Top
  • Stream or download music directly to your phone. Apps available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone
  • Use the AIR desktop application, SubAir.
  • Control Subsonic from any mobile phone or PDA, using the WAP interface.
  • Supports multiple simultaneous players. Manage any player from any location.
  • Upload and download files to/from Subsonic, with automatic zipping and unzipping.
Supports most media formats Back To Top
  • Supports MP3, OGG, AAC and any other audio or video format that streams over HTTP.
  • Transcoding engine allows for streaming of a variety of lossy and lossless formats by converting to MP3 on-the-fly.
  • Works with any network-enabled media player, such as Winamp, iTunes, XMMS, VLC, MusicMatch and Windows Media Player. Also includes an embedded Flash player.
  • Tag parsing and editing of MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WMA and APE files, using the Jaudiotagger library.
  • Playlists can be saved and restored. M3U, PLS and XSPF formats are supported. Saved playlists are available as Podcasts.
  • On-the-fly resampling to lower bitrates using the high-quality LAME encoder. Handy if your bandwidth is limited.
  • Implements the SHOUTcast protocol. Players which support this (including Winamp, iTunes and XMMS) display the current artist and song, along with other metadata.
Customizable user experience Back To Top

  • Available in these languages:

    • English (by Sindre Mehus)
    • French (by JohnDillinger)
    • Spanish (by Jorge Bueno Magdalena)
    • Portuguese (by Miguel Fonseca)
    • German (by Harald Weiss and Jörg Frommann)
    • Italian (by Michele Petrecca)
    • Greek (by Constantine Samaklis)
    • Russian (by Iaroslav Andrusiak)
    • Slovenian (by Andrej Žižmond, Jan Jamsek and Marko Kastelic)
    • Macedonian (by Stefan Ivanovski)
    • Polish (by Michał Kotas)
    • Bulgarian (by Ivan Achev)
    • Chinese (by Neil Gao)
    • Japanese (by Takahiro Suzuki)
    • Korean (by Choi Jong-seok)
    • Dutch (by Ronald Knot)
    • Norwegian (by Sindre Mehus and jigsaw)
    • Swedish (by Jörgen Sjöberg)
    • Danish (by Morten Hartvich)
    • Finnish (by Reijo Jäärni)
    • Icelandic (by DJ Danny)
  • Select from 24 different themes, including some that are optimized for HD screens.
  • Highly configurable user interface.
Integrates with the best web services Back To Top

  • Automatically register what you're playing on Last.fm, using the built-in Audioscrobbling support.
  • Find cover art and lyrics using web services from Google and Chartlyrics.
  • Read album reviews and more at Wikipedia, Google Music and allmusic.
Secure and reliableBack To Top
  • Users must log in with a username and password. Users are assigned different privileges.
  • Specify upload and download bandwidth limits.
  • Use HTTPS/SSL encryption for ultimate protection.
  • Supports authentication in LDAP and Active Directory.
  • Runs for months without crashing, hanging or leaking resources.
Cool extra features Back To Top
  • Download Podcasts with the integrated Podcast receiver.
  • Manage your internet TV and radio stations.
  • Play your media on compatible DLNA/UPnP devices.
  • Play music directly on the server's audio hardware using the jukebox mode.