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Chorca

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Stuff for getting your music IN LINE
« on: June 05, 2012, 03:17:57 PM »
Alright guys, we all have musics. What do you use to keep the shiz sorted, organized, accessible, etc.

My setup is that I've got my stuff on a RAID6 8-drive array, running Subsonic (http://subsonic.org) on Ubuntu server, serving out to desktop and phone.

Subsonic is great in that it works well to make your stuff searchable and accessible; it can handle hundreds of thousands of files, uses Apache Lucerne for searches, and has apps for pretty much every OS, desktop and phone alike. On the fly transcoding between formats, and they even added video transcoding recently so you can watch your totally legal movies and tv shows anywhere.

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Re: Stuff for getting your music IN LINE
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 03:32:23 PM »
Honestly, I stopped caring and bought Spotify Premium. I know its terrible, and that I should care more about owning things, but it just works. Pandora started that trend for me, and eventually I gave in. Otherwise, I use iTunes like a boss. I have most of my stuff backed up on my tiny Windows Home Server stuck in my wife's closet shelf.

Subsonic looks awesome, btw. If I had to do a jukebox, I'd probably use that. I stream stuff from my WHS to my PS3 and Xbox 360; works pretty well. The PS3 handles it far better, especially xvid and divx stuff. My iPad will actually connect to the server and attempt to download the files and load them in CineXplayer too. (Works most of the time, actually, just takes awhile.)

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Re: Stuff for getting your music IN LINE
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 03:33:58 PM »
Bleep.com kinda got the best of me, and I found an unending source of music I like on there.. So I keep buying albums..