To play music with Sockso, you just have to click the little
green play icons next to the music you want to listen to. What happens
after you click play depends on the play type you have selected. In the
top right hand corner of the screen you'll see the play options which
look like this...
The default is Flash Player, which means that tracks will be
played by a popup flash player right there on the website. You don't
need to have another music player like iTunes or Windows Media Player
to use this.
NB: The one problem with the flash player is that it can only
play MP3's, so it will filter to only these tracks when playing playlists.
But you can use Sockso's encoders
options to re-encode music to mp3 on-the-fly! When you have this set up you
can disable this filtering by setting the www.flashPlayer.dontFilterMp3s
property to yes.
If you do want to use your own media player though (iTunes, WMP, Winamp, etc...)
then you can select either the M3U, Pls, or XSPF options. These
will send the playlist to your computer so you can use your preferred
music application to listen.
The HTML5 Player should now allow you to use Sockso on mobile devices like
iPad, iPhone, etc... It functions pretty much the same as all the other players
but also has the following key bindings:
- a - previous track
- d - next track
- w - volume up
- s - volume down
- space - pause
If you love using Sockso and would like to give a little back,
try a donation to help out and support open source development.
Latest News & Releases
Bug fix release - fixes broken folder browsing and related artists.
Bug fix for broken local cover art, and updated French translation.
14th March 2012
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.
Added ability to add arbitrary meta tags, JPlayer support, HTTP Range header support, bug fixes, and finalised API v1.0
Fix for fetching cover artwork from Amazon.
Fixes for unicode output issue, and strict JSON API issue with single quotes.
Added a JSON API to support developing
applications on top of Sockso.
Posted screencast of *VERY* early
version of new Sockso iPhone app. Feedback appreciated in the forums.
Fix for problem on OSX where Sockso would not start, other minor bug fixes for Flac handling.
New HTML5 Player for iPad/iOS/etc support from nguillaumin,
new 'tinygreen' skin from Simplify, and some bug fixes.
Album years now shown, Turkish translation added, and MP3 tag library updated (all thanks to badZeppelin!),
some bug fixes to ajax page loading.
Users can now require approval when registering, and updated ajaxified web interface with embedded player now default.
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.
Created ability to add servers to the new Sockso Community,
and you can now run behind Apache without needing a VirtualHost (thanks to LightGlitch!)
30th January 2011
Sockso 1.2.6 (broken)
Fix for selecting the playlist in some browsers, and added new web admin console.
Minor bug fix for adding items to the playlist when browsing folders.
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.
Fixed broken 1.2.2 release.