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“A personal music server
for everyone”

Source Code

Sockso uses loads of brilliant source code and free libraries that you can find linked to on the right of the page. Without lots of other peoples hard work this project would have been too much, but with the freedom of the open source community, and the help of others, we can make great things!

I'm using Github for source control with Sockso. You can get a copy of sockso using the following command:

git clone

I push my latest changes here pretty often so it should be up to date with the latest development.

Recent Changes

  • Add description to ant targets so 'ant -projecthelp' option works pro… -
  • Add a fun new library for dealing with common stuff - nperrier
  • Fix a few tests broken by previous commit - nperrier
  • Add 'date_added' to API endpoints - nperrier
  • Make JsonUtils null-safe (output "null" string in json instead of a s… - nperrier
  • Merge pull request #128 from nperrier/add-album-artist - nperrier
  • Fix broken test from merge - nperrier
  • Merge pull request #119 from nperrier/accept-ranges - nperrier
  • Merge branch 'master' into accept-ranges - nperrier
  • Merge pull request #130 from rodnaph/artist-builder - nperrier
  • Added builder for Artist - nperrier
  • Merge pull request #129 from rodnaph/album-builder - nperrier
  • Refactor Album constructor to use a Builder - nperrier
  • Minor cleanup - nperrier
  • Don't fail if custom datadir doesn't exist (let the system create it) - nperrier
  • Use a track's album-artist tag as the artist for the album. - nperrier
  • Added parsing of 'albumartist' to audio tags - nperrier
  • Clean up from code review. - nperrier
  • Refactor Streamer/Encoders and add support for transfer-encoding: chu… - nperrier
  • Add support for "Accept-Ranges" header so we can stream from arbitrar… - nperrier

Website Code

The source code for the website is also available online here:

This is part of a larger framework, but is provided as open source because Sockso does 'call home' for a few things like checking your external IP address, and finding the latest version. So having the code open shows at least it's not doing anything naughty! :D

Sockso Community!

Sockso comes with the ability to be instantly part of the Sockso Community. So install now to to take part!

If you love using Sockso and would like to give a little back, try a donation to help out and support open source development.

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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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