Sockso stream your music

April 26, 2009

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Sockso is a simple stream-server for you music.

Download a simple archive from their website. Unzip the file for win/linux, the execut the file you’ll find in the folder, you’ll recognise the one don’t worry.

Then chose the folder(s) where you keep all your music under the collection tab.

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You can creat one or more users and set passwords for each of them.

In the bottom of the page is the ip:port you have to follow to access the web interface.

If you have a router or firewall don’t forget to forward or open selected port (default is 4444)

The web interface is really simple, you can chose from many kinds of player. You can creat, share playlists, download files, see which files you’ve listened most, as well as creating random playlist, a good thing to be able to listen to mp3 that were taking dust.

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My bigest issue so far is that I can’t us it on my ipod touch, certainly apple’s fault for not supporting flash. But I’m wish they will realese an app for Sockso, (I’m guessing I’m a bit optimistic). But I’ve read somewhere that one app was available for jailborken ipods.


zatoo on ubuntu

December 26, 2007

zattoo

Zatoo is a software that stream live TV. It was only available for mac and windows, but now it’s also available for linux distros and of course Ubuntu.

36 channels are available in many languages. Even though the quality is not HD, it’s a nice way to watch tv on your computer.

To install zatoo you’ll have to sign in, then you can download the version you need (.deb for Ubuntu users).