Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 12:30 PM
"Subsonic can be installed on everything from a Windows-based computer to a home server running FreeNAS. Once installed, you can tune into your media collection from anywhere you access the web or use your mobile phone. Subsonic is a complete web-based front end for your collection."
LifeHacker has a quick article about using SubSonic to stream music around the house and to anywhere with an Internet connection. Many of us should have quite a sizable music collection, however, carting around an MP3 player around the house or everywhere you go might not always work. And as capacious as they might be, they might not fit your entire collection. Streaming is the next best solution, and with a web interface, it allows for more control over what you play. I can't say I've used Subsonic before, but I have tried various other solutions, such as Jinzora, Orb, MPD and even good old Winamp with a web interface plugin. The interface for Subsonic looks pretty good and I'll probably investigate it in a few months, but right now, I've settled on a combination between Winamp for home use and Orb for remote streaming. I use Winamp because instead of streaming, I use old school FM transmitters to broadcast my music so I don't need more complex devices to listen to music around the house. Orb is my remote solution because it also handles video and is really easy to use. What about everyone else? Do you just carry your MP3 player around, or have you set up your own mini-broadcasting station?