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
npm install -g webamp
Create the necessary config file by running
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)
webamp --init you can view the configuration file at
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
pingrequests 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
/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
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