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“A personal music server
for everyone”


  • Simple setup (no install! just double click and go!)
  • Supports MP3, OGG Vorbis, Flac, AAC, and WMA
  • Easy web-interface for your friends, and a GUI for you!
  • Online flash music players, playlists, search, etc...
  • Download single tracks, or entire albums/artists or playlists
  • Statistics like most played, recently popular, etc...
  • Completely customizable/skinnable web interface
  • User and site playlists
  • Web and Gui-less console modes for running on servers
  • User account control, with playlists
  • Uploads from users
  • Album art for artists and albums
  • Re-encoding of output streams to save bandwidth if needed
  • Cover Flow style artwork view
  • related artist and scrobble log integration
  • Multi-format access logs
  • SSL support
  • Translations: Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese and German
  • Folder browsing view


  • Armin said:
    IF i have "propset xxxxxxx" and I like clear it, can i do it?

    2013-09-07 17:44:57
  • John Karanja said:
    Can I use sockso to sell music?
    2013-07-12 10:02:37
  • norbert said:
    can users rate and comment on songs after listening
    2013-01-24 10:27:00
  • Manfred said:
    It is possible to make a custmer MP3-tag for "genre" and/or "puplisher" for the web-client? How can I use the arbitrary mp3-tags?
    2011-12-17 17:58:15
  • triplesixes said:
    Now that ALAC is open source, will it be supported?
    2011-11-05 13:10:44

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12th May

Sockso 1.5.3 - Bug fix release - fixes broken folder browsing and related artists.

29th April

Sockso 1.5.2 - Bug fix for broken local cover art, and updated French translation.

14th March 2012

Sockso 1.5.1 - Bug fixes for path security hole, API access, and encoded pluses. Along with updated Italian translation, adding ability to extract cover art from ID3 tags.

10th December

Sockso 1.5 - Added ability to add arbitrary meta tags, JPlayer support, HTTP Range header support, bug fixes, and finalised API v1.0

25th July

Sockso 1.4.2 - Fix for fetching cover artwork from Amazon.

24th July

Sockso 1.4.1 - Fixes for unicode output issue, and strict JSON API issue with single quotes.

23rd July

Sockso 1.4 - Added a JSON API to support developing applications on top of Sockso.

8th July

Posted screencast of *VERY* early version of new Sockso iPhone app. Feedback appreciated in the forums.

2nd July

Sockso 1.3.5 - Fix for problem on OSX where Sockso would not start, other minor bug fixes for Flac handling.

26th June

Sockso 1.3.4 - New HTML5 Player for iPad/iOS/etc support from nguillaumin, new 'tinygreen' skin from Simplify, and some bug fixes.

4th May

Sockso 1.3.3 - Album years now shown, Turkish translation added, and MP3 tag library updated (all thanks to badZeppelin!), some bug fixes to ajax page loading.

2nd April

Sockso 1.3.2 - Users can now require approval when registering, and updated ajaxified web interface with embedded player now default.

23rd March

Sockso 1.3.1 - Fix for missing 'colscan' command from console, moved optional libraries location (to upgrade rename your optionals folder from 'lib-opt' to 'lib/opt', and a bug fix for invalid URL characters breaking some playlist files.

17th March

Sockso 1.3 - Created ability to add servers to the new Sockso Community, and you can now run behind Apache without needing a VirtualHost (thanks to LightGlitch!)

5th February

Sockso 1.2.7 - Fix for broken javascript in 1.2.6.

30th January 2011

Sockso 1.2.6 (broken) - Fix for selecting the playlist in some browsers, and added new web admin console.

17th December

Sockso 1.2.5 - Minor bug fix for adding items to the playlist when browsing folders.

10th April

Sockso 1.2.4 - Patches from Will to improve HTTP/HTTPS streaming performance, and HTML compliance, improved music tree in GUI to cope with any size collections, hidden files now ignored on indexing, and some other bugs.

8th February

Sockso 1.2.3 - Fixed broken 1.2.2 release.

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