How to install Subsonic 5.0 music streamer on Xubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04

Subsonic is a powerful multimedia streamer which will turn your computer into a powerful multimedia streaming server. You can then enjoy your music and movies anywhere. The new Subsonic 5.0 is now released. It comes with many improvements. What’s new on this Subsonic 5.0. This tutorial is going to show you how to install Subsonic 5.0 on Xubuntu 14.10 which also compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. 

Subsonic is designed to handle very large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes). Although optimized for MP3 streaming, it works for any audio or video format that can stream over HTTP, for instance AAC and OGG. By using transcoder plug-ins, Subsonic supports on-the-fly conversion and streaming of virtually any audio format, including WMA, FLAC, APE, Musepack, WavPack and Shorten.

Steps to install Subsonic 5.0

A. Install Java on Ubuntu

Before we can install Subsonic, we need to install Java on our Linux system. Use the following command to install Java

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre

Or, you can follow this tutorial to install Oracle Java on Ubuntu system.

B. Download Subsonic DEB package


C. Install the package

sudo dpkg -i subsonic-5.0.deb

After installing, open the Subsonic web administration page at: http://localhost:4040 using your browser. First, login using username and password “admin”.

Then you can start using Subsonic


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