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Ampache6 is here!

Ampache7 development has begun on the patch7 branch!

This branch will become release7 and replace the develop and master branches.

Information and changes for this major release are being recorded in the wiki here.

Ampache7 will continue to use API6 and will not make any breaking changes to that API.


Ampache is a web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device.

Ampache's usefulness is heavily dependent on being able to extract correct metadata from embedded tags in your files and/or the file name. Ampache is not a media organiser; it is meant to be a tool which presents an already organised collection in a useful way. It assumes that you know best how to manage your files and are capable of choosing a suitable method for doing so.

Recommended Version

The recommended and most stable version is the current stable release6 branch.

You get the latest version with recent changes and fixes but maybe in an unstable state from our develop branch. Scrutinizer Code Quality Code Coverage Codacy Badge Code Climate

If you want to run the last stable version release5 is still available


Please see the wiki and don't forget to check out the basic config guide after that.


  • A web server. All of the following have been used, though Ampache receives the most testing with Apache:

    • Apache
    • lighttpd
    • nginx
    • IIS
  • The correct PHP version for your Ampache release

    • PHP 7.1-7.4 (Ampache 4.x.x)
    • PHP 7.4 (Ampache 5.0.x -> Ampache 6.x.x)
    • PHP 8.0 (Ampache 5.1.x -> Ampache 6.x.x)
    • PHP 8.1 (Ampache 5.5.0 -> Ampache 6.x.x)
    • PHP 8.2 (Ampache 6.0.0 and higher)
    • PHP 8.3 (Ampache 6.2.0 and higher)

NOTE That php7.4 will not be supported for Ampache6 but can still be built.

  • PHP modules:

    • PDO
    • hash
    • session
    • json (included in php8+)
    • intl
    • simplexml
    • curl
    • zip (Required in Ampache 7.0.0 and higher)
  • For FreeBSD The following php modules must be loaded:

    • php-xml
    • php-dom
    • php-intl
    • php-zip
  • MySQL 5.x / MySQL 8.x / MariaDB 10.x


If you are upgrading from an older version of Ampache we recommend moving the old directory out of the way, extracting the new copy in its place and then copying the old /config/ampache.cfg.php, /rest/.htaccess, and /play/.htaccess files if any. All database updates will be handled by Ampache.


Ampache is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License v3 (AGPL-3.0-or-later) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Ampache includes some external modules that carry their own licensing.


Ampache is currently translated (at least partially) into the following languages. If you are interested in updating an existing translation, simply visit us on Transifex. If you prefer it old school or want to work offline, take a look at locale/base/TRANSLATIONS for more instructions.

Translation progress so far:


Admin tools and helper scripts

There are a lot of automation and helper tools used to help keep the Ampache release processes running smoothly.

The Ampache Administrator repo is used to build, document and test all Ampache releases.

The ampache-python3 repo is used heavily in the admin repo and provides a few example scripts to do some simple tasks using the latest API versions.

The Ampache Helper Scripts uses lua and is being used to help in Android development and testing of Power Ampache 2


Thanks to all those who have helped make Ampache awesome: Credits

Contact Us

Hate it? Love it? Let us know! Dozens of people send ideas for amazing new features, report bugs and further develop Ampache actively. Be a part of Ampache with it's more than 10 years long history and get in touch with an awesome and friendly community!

Further Information and basic Help

  • Everything related to the Ampache Project can be found on our Public Repository
  • Want to know, how to get Apache to work or learn more about the functions? See our Documentation

We hope to see you soon and that you have fun with this Project!

Team Ampache


A web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device.



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