A simple web interface to access to your media from anywhere. Open ID login with whitelisting. Open-source project, using Django, Python, Backbone.js, HTML5, Bootstrap from Twitter.
Install required python modules
pip install -r requirements.txt
Create database (sqlite3), and admin account
Create a symbolic links to your media collections:
mkdir static/media ln -s /path/to/public/collection static/media/public ln -s /path/to/private/collection static/media/private
Import ID3 genre data to use as canonical genre meta data
Synchronize meta data of media files from the filesystem into the database
Start local website on localhost:8000
The default settings.py is suitable for development. To override some settings, especially DATABASES and SECRET_KEY, create a custom local_settings.py file, based on the included local_settings.py.sample and call manage.py like this:
./manage cmd --settings=local_settings
- Browse directory of music files
- mp3 files are playable in the browser using Yahoo! WebPlayer (looking for a suitable alternative, implemented in pure html5)
Well that's pretty much it for now. And it's working fine like that. But that's not great.
Work in progress: (stuff that's working but not really used yet)
Import meta data from mp3 files and store in a local database cache for fast access
Supported audio formats:
- (more are coming soon, can be added easily using
Technologies used or planned (for aspiring contributors)
- django/python: database not used yet, but will be used to replace folder traversal
- a versioned and defined and stable ReST server as well to allow add-on's and alternate front-ends in the future, while not in code now it is thought about as features are added
- _, Backbone, jQ.tpl all powerhousing the new responsive Bootstrap Framework based set of theme(s)
- multiple views per artist, album, playlist, etc all graceful as one would expect
- mutagen: used to get music file meta data, supports many audio formats
- webplayer by Yahoo!: the current media player, but it would be great to change this to a pure html5 implementation without Flash
Planned features (most important at the top)
- Change the navigation: instead of page reloads folder by folder, load the entire collection on the client side into backbone objects and use js to navigate artists and albums.
- Count how many times I listen to the same stuff
- Favoriting: albums, artists, songs
- Add support for more audio formats: ogg, flac Note: the webplayer probably cannot play anything but mp3. A pure HTML5 player should have no problem with that.