Terence Sambo (arub-islander) Publisher

Install latest/stable of Subsonic

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install subsonic-arubislander

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Your complete, personal media streamer.


Subsonic is a media streaming and sharing platform created by Sindre Mehus (see

This snap runs under full confinement, which means it will not be able to access files outside of it's 'home' folder. Normally this would make the app pretty useless, right? So to get around this issue somewhat the snap also consumes the removable-media interface. But it is not hooked up by default. So after installing the snap do:

 $ sudo snap connect subsonic-arubislander:removable-media

After that, anything mounted under /media will be accessible from the snap.

version 6.1.6+snap14 - 17

  • version bumps to trigger rebuilds for package upgrades.

New since version 6.1.6+snap13

  • Reverted clean-up part, as this broke ffmpeg in the snap
  • Moved snap base to core18

New since version 6.1.6+snap11

  • Implemented clean-up part to try to reduce snap size

New since version 6.1.6+snap10

  • Triggered new build for package updates

New since version 6.1.6+snap9

  • Fixed failing build of armhf platform by using ffmpeg from the repos.

New since version 6.1.6+snap1

New since version 6.1.3+snap14

Introduction of configuration settings:

  • host: IP address for the service to listen on. Defaults to to listen on all IP addresses.
  • port: What port the service should listen on. Defaults to 4040
  • https-port: What port to use for https. Defaults to 0, for no https
  • context-path: The context path to use for the url of the service. Defaults to /
  • max-memory: Max amount of memory in MB that the java virtual machine is allowed to use. Defaults to 150


To set the subsonic service to use a maximum of 450 MB and listen on URL: do:

 $ snap set subsonic-arubislander host= port=8080 \
   context-path="/subsonic" max-memory=450

The service needs to be restarted to pick up the new settings:

 $ snap restart subsonic-arubislander 

Happy listening!

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Last updated
27 June 2021

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