Plugin author: Dimitris Panokostas
Subsonic is an application that allows you to access your music files from any location with Internet access to a home server you host your music files on. This plugin enables MusicBee to access those music files via Subsonic.
How to useEdit
- Extract content of archive to "Plugins" subfolder of MusicBee installation folder (e.g. to "C:\Program files (x86)\MusicBee\Plugins"). To configure the plugin go to 'Edit/Preferences/Plugins'.
- Restart MB, and in the Plugin preferences enable Subsonic
- Host is your server name without the http:// at the start
- Port is the server port
- Path is normally the default "/" but it is possible to configure subsonic to be something else so you need to enter the same
- Transcode stream - only tick if you need to reduce the size of the file streamed from the server because the connection is slow
- On clicking Apply, MB will validate the settings - any errors are those as returned by Subsonic and I probably wont be able to help so you might need to visit the Subsonic forum for help
If no error is reported on setup, a Subsonic drive will appear in the computer section. Clicking the parent node will show the entire library, but you can also view playlists and folders. It will take some time to initially load the main Subsonic node the very first time (several minutes to 30 minutes for very large libraries on slow connections). It should be quick from then on.
You can reference the subsonic drive from Auto-Playlists, the Auto-DJ or create manual playlists (but in all cases these reside in your MusicBee library, not on the Subsonic server). If you add files to your local MusicBee library, MB will keep track of playcounts and enable ratings to be stored (but only in the local MusicBee library cache, not on the server).
In the main panel, MusicBee will only show the tags that Subsonic makes available which are the basic ones you need (Artist, Title, Album, Track#, Year, Genre and Duration). Unfortunately it doesn't include Album Artist.
Go to 'Edit/Preferences/Plugins'. Click 'Uninstall'. Plugin will delete all automatically created files (e.g. settings), but you need to exit MusicBee and manually delete all files that were included in plugin .zip.