Forward: When Is switch to Linux full time, the one Windows application I missed was foobar2000. None of the Linux music players really did what I wanted in a way I felt comfortable with.
I already had a Subsonic server running with all my music, so decided to make use of that. Unfortunately at the time the available browser-based clients all relied on Flash for playback, and were either too simplistic, or supported more stuff than I required (podcasts etc).
Aurial is still my daily-driver music player.
Aurial’s aim is to provide a simple, intuitive and straight-forward interface to browse and play your music, and to be as easy to deploy as it is to configure and use.
As such, it focuses exclusively on playback of your music library, and by design does not support other media types, such as video, podcasts or internet radio.
The latest build is always deployed at the above URL, feel free to make use of it for your own purposes, or play around with it prior to hosting your own copy.
Download and Installation
For convenience, the latest automated build is available for download, so you do not need to configure or set up a build environment (if you do want to build it yourself, see the instructions below).
To “install”, simply extract the archive into a directory exposed via an HTTP service (there’s no need for any server-side scripting or database), and browse to that location.
Configuration is done on the “Settings” tab of the main application interface.
The project is built via NPM and Webpack.
npm for your platform, and then execute the following in the project
root directory (alternatively,
yarn may also be used):
$ npm install $ npm run <watch|dist|start>
dist directory will be produced containing the built output, which may be
served via an HTTP server and accessed via a web browser.
watch includes additional debug information, which may not be optimal for
production or general-use deployments, and produces a significantly larger
download; it recompiles code as changes are made.
dist will produce
uglified and minified output suitable for “production” deployment.
run Aurial in Webpack’s dev server on port 8080 (or next available port above
that), and allows automatic reloading of the page as code changes are made.