webamp

Ampache web interface

Ampache Web Interface

Ampache web interface to make browsing, and playing your music a simple task

NOTE: This is still a work-in-progress!!

Only tested on Chrome, uses HTML5 Audio, probably won't work on any other browser

http://bahamas10.github.com/node-webamp/

First install Node, then install this program using NPM

npm install -g webamp

Create the necessary config file by running

webamp --init

This will create a json file at ~/.webamp/config.json that will be used to configure the local webserver settings, as well as store the ampache credentials. Modify this file to reflect your setup, and then run webamp to start the service.

$ webamp
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.165Z] Server running at http://localhost:8076/
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.193Z] You are running the latest version 0.0.22
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.336Z] Successfully Authenticated!
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.336Z] Populating cache
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.340Z] Loaded artists from local cache
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.362Z] Loaded albums from local cache
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.381Z] Calculating albums by artist
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.383Z] Finished albums by artist
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.615Z] Loaded songs from local cache
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.616Z] Calculating songs by album
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.625Z] Finished songs by album
[2012-11-04T02:33:50.625Z] All caches ready
[2012-11-04T02:33:51.084Z] 127.0.0.1 GET 200 /api/artists (15ms)
[2012-11-04T02:33:51.086Z] 127.0.0.1 GET 200 /api/conf (1ms)
[2012-11-04T02:33:51.088Z] 127.0.0.1 GET 200 /api/albums_by_artist (2ms)

After running webamp --init you can view the configuration file at ~/.webamp/config.json

{
  "ampache": {
    "debug": false,
    "ping": 600000,
    "user": "user",
    "pass": "pass",
    "url": "http://example.com:1234/ampache/server/xml.server.php"
  },
  "web": {
    "log": true,
    "host": "localhost",
    "port": 8076
  },
  "cache": {
    "artwork": true
  }
}

Most of the options are self explanatory, but for those that aren't

  • ampache.debug: (Optional) Enable debug messages for Ampache module
  • ampache.ping: (Optional) The time in milliseconds to between sending ping requests to Ampache (default: 10 minutes)
  • web.log: (Optional) Log a line for every request to the local webserver
  • cache.artwork: Cache album art locally (faster, but more bandwidth initially)

The design goal is that a request to / will return a nice looking web page, with all your music in a nice, easy to navigate format. All interactions on that page will use Ajax to hit the server at /api/... to pull JSON with relevant information.

Return an array of all of the artists/albums/songs in the cache (which is populated when the program starts)

Return an object for the relevant song/album/artist by id in the cache

Same as above, but force the info to come from Ampache and not the cache

Return an object with an album or artist as the key, and a list of song or album ids (respectively)

An object representing the possible themes to use

An object representing non-private config variables

All issues are tracked in github

https://github.com/bahamas10/node-webamp/issues?state=open

Webamp relies on HTML5 audio (for now), install the codecs with this

sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

To wipe all caches (including artwork) invoke webamp like this

webamp --clear
webamp --init

MIT License