Subsonic
Subsonic
6.1.5

0.5

Subsonic free download for Mac

Subsonic

6.1.5
13 December 2018

Web based media streamer.

Overview

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 format, including WMA, FLAC, APE, Musepack, WavPack and Shorten.

If you have constrained bandwidth, you may set an upper limit for the bitrate of the music streams. Subsonic will then automatically resample the music to a suitable bitrate.

In addition to being a streaming media server, Subsonic works very well as a local jukebox. The intuitive Web interface, as well as search and index facilities, are optimized for efficient browsing through large media libraries. Subsonic also comes with an integrated Podcast receiver, with many of the same features as you find in iTunes.

Based on Java technology, Subsonic runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix variants.

Subsonic is open-source software licensed under GPL.

Note: A paid option is available for $1 per month and can be viewed here.

What's new in Subsonic

Version 6.1.5:
  • Bugfix: Fix error in getIndexes REST method causing wrong/missing artist name to be returned

3 Subsonic Reviews

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Robk
15 June 2011

Most helpful

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. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isub-music-streamer/id362920532?mt=8 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
higherterrain-com
25 November 2018
If it used HTML 5 it might be worth it but it isn't worth it if it's using JAVA.
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Version 6.1.4
1 answer(s)
hwgray
hwgray
27 November 2018
So, what did you find out, when you reviewed it? Is it using HTML 5 or is it using JAVA? Since it's free, what does "it might be worth it" mean?
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Jazzyguy
14 March 2014
Works Great!
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Version 4.9
Robk
15 June 2011
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. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isub-music-streamer/id362920532?mt=8 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.
Like (3)
Version 4.4
3 answer(s)
Chas-m
Chas-m
16 December 2013
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.
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anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
13 March 2014
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.
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Chas-m
Chas-m
13 March 2014
JCH2 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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0.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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