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Running Sockso on a Server

If you want to install Sockso on a server without a GUI then you can start it up with the --nogui option, and you'll be presented with a console where you can manage everything.

$>windows.bat --nogui

Linux (and others)
$>sh --nogui

To find out the available commands type help at the console.

For a list of other command line switches see the command line options page.

Sockso Properties

You can change Sockso's behaviour through the console by changing it's properties.

Administration Mode

Sockso version before 1.3.4 had an administration mode available if you were using MySQL. This feature has now been removed though as the admin console is available in the GUI.


  • pranav said:
    If i want to run this only on my local server .ie pc connected on lan. Not on internet. pls guide me for it
    2013-12-12 07:19:40
  • diego said:
    Unzipped, run as server on linux, connected to home page for first time ever. Consequently never set anything up, in particular no users. So how can I connect to a "user who is admin" ? Is there a predefined "user who is admin" ?
    2012-08-05 12:31:54
  • rod said:
    To use web console you need to be logged in as a user who is an admin.
    2012-08-05 12:05:53
  • diego said:
    Unzipped, run as server on linux, connected to home page. Now where's the admin console and what's the username/password ?
    2012-08-05 12:03:40
  • Toni Appelqvist said:
    I have the GUI to do some adminitration hide.
    I cant start the admin interface this way.
    2011-06-13 09:50:46

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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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