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Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.

Subsonic is designed to handle very large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes). Although optimized for MP3 streaming, it works for any audio or video format that can stream over HTTP, for instance AAC and OGG. By using transcoder plug-ins, Subsonic supports on-the-fly conversion and streaming of virtually any audio more...

What's New

Version 4.9:
  • New: Rename "Download" to "Download all"
  • New: Rename "More actions..." to "Selected songs..."
  • New: When playing a song, queue only later songs (not earlier).
  • New: Added button for downloading single files in left frame.
  • New: Updated Japanese translation, courtesy of Kenji Maekawa.
  • Bugfix: Changing artist for files with ID3v1 tags was more...


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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698

Works Great!

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Version 4.9
Robk Member IconComment+238

This is GREAT! No need to upload all your music to the cloud. Just set up a simple Subsonic music server on a Mac, Windows or Linux box.

To listen to your Music on your iOS device (IPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), check out the iSub App in the iTunes App Store.


There are also great apps for Android etc.

No need to upload music which is typically very slow or pay Apple $25/yr for their iCloud service. Given my experience with MobileMe, I still don not trust Apple with Cloud services.

Subsonic fits the bill nicely.

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Version 4.4

So let me make sure I understand you correctly: you don't trust iCloud, but you trust Java.

I'm not saying this isn't a fine solution, but security concerns certainly isn't a reason to use this particular product.


The issue of security that Robk was addressing is not having ones files stored and mirrored by a corporate for an indeterminate amount of time (well, at least in the USA they can do it).

Java is not the bugaboo that Apple or its neophytes like rant about. Get your security updates for Java from somewhere other than Apple and you will likely be more secure... AND functional.

iCloud is a service controlled by a corporation. Java is a crossplatform OS. Don't try to equivocate, Chas. A security, as in personal property and privacy certainly does make this a viable solution.



Ooooh, I'm soooo scared of storing my music on Apple's servers! (laughs) ... yeah that's the stuff I don't want the NSA to look at, my taste in tunes! (falls over laughing)

Java is a constantly-in-need-of-updating outdated POS that, alongside Flash, is THE main source of web security issues thanks to its cross-platform nature. I have some better things to do with my time than constantly check to see if Java is updated, thanks. It's now disabled by default on Macs, and for good reason.

My point (which you swung at and missed entirely) is that there are better solutions (involving or not involving "a corporate" -- how's that Google DNS working out BTW ...) than relying on something that uses a slow, buggy, insecure foundation like Java. I'm currently using ServeToMe/StreamToMe, for example, which (gasp!) lets me stream ANY media files, rather than just music ...

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Downloads 1,278
Version Downloads 250
License Free
Date 13 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free