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Kuzma Fesenko edited this page Jun 20, 2019 · 61 revisions

Ampache Wiki

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.
  • A back-end for supplying the player of your choice (with http streaming support) with all of your music.
  • Both a front-end and back-end for various Localplay options meaning you can use Ampache to control mpd as well as supply mpd with the music it is to play.

Ampache is not...

  • A universal player. Ampache doesn't use codecs. It simply streams the music to your player / web browser. If set up properly, it can convert music on the fly in case you use a player that doesn't read a specific format. For instance, if your player doesn't support FLAC, Ampache can Transcode it on the fly to mp3 or any other format.


  • Modern HTML5 Web Player (embedded or popup)
  • Subsonic Backend - Compatibility with any Subsonic client
  • DAAP Backend
  • UPnP Backend
  • Localplay for Httpq/MPD/VLC/XBMC, Stream, Democratic
  • Live streams/radio
  • Subsonic remote catalog (you can import music coming from an existing Subsonic instance)
  • Soundcloud remote catalog
  • Second Ampache instance as a remote catalog
  • Song lyrics from ChartLyrics and LyricsWiki
  • Metadata from MusicBrainz
  • Get similar artists/biography/pictures asynchonously from Last.FM
  • Transcoding (Live transcoding fully configurable using ffmpeg, avconv, neatokeen or any other command)
  • Configurable automatic downsampling based on bandwidth useage
  • Album art gathered from Amazon, a specified url, or from the filesystem
  • Dynamic playlists based on search results which update as your catalog updates
  • Per user theme preference and easy theming interface
  • Several authentication methods, can be turned off completely for internal instances
  • Per User statistics of song/album/artist/genre played
  • Democratic Playback based on communal votes from your users to a single output source.
  • ... And more!
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