How can I best create my own personal music streaming service with my Linux server?

ndsmyter January 14, 2013
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I’m looking for the best framework/application/service I can install on my Linux server so I can stream music from my server to my mobile devices and PC. Something like Spotify or Deezer, but with my own personal server and music collection.

I want something I can access from lots of different devices, for streaming music. A website would be nice, but it would be even better if it had some native applications for Android, Windows (8) and Linux. That way I could use the media buttons on these devices (otherwise I would have to open the site and go to the next track).

Next to playing/streaming music, it would be nice to have some options to manage your music collection (editing title, artists, rating, updating album art…).

I am a rather advanced user. I am looking for a free solution, and if possible provide some links too.
What are your recommendations?

  1. Andrew Orr
    January 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Look into Plex Media Server.

  2. Nicolas De Smyter
    January 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Somebody recommended me to use Plex. And that looks indeed like the software I was looking for. If there are even better ideas I love to hear them of course.

  3. Anonymous
    January 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    You can set up your own UPnP AV media server
    (a comparative list can be found here

    I personally used to have a xbmc media server running, but now have plex (a fork of xbmc, with better (paid) mobile clients and a nice web interface)

    You can then connect to it with any UPnP enabled client
    (a list can be found here )

  4. salim benhouhou
    January 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

    there is a good web service that's offers you to create your internet radio . you can upload your songs it's great . i use it . called :

  5. ha14
    January 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Using Your Linux Computer As A Media Server (Part 2)

    • Nicolas De Smyter
      January 14, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      That post is rather old (2008), so maybe there are better ways available now. And they aren't saying anything about mobile apps yet (would be a real advantage if the solution would have this). But thanks anyway, is a start :-)

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