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Ways to get premium besides Paypal?

Postby grobuzga » Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:20 pm


Paypal is unavailable in my country, yet it's the only way of payment according to the website. How else can I get premium?
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Re: Ways to get premium besides Paypal?

Postby J_T_W » Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:22 pm

Subsonic is basically abandonware; it isn't open-source and there is no development or active support by the owner. You might consider a newer implementation. Both below suggestions run on multiple platforms, I'm a Windows guy so some of my supplemental info isn't as useful to non-Windows users.

If you're looking for a very lateral move, consider Airsonic Advanced https://github.com/airsonic-advanced/airsonic-advanced - It is in active development with frequent snapshot updates https://github.com/airsonic-advanced/airsonic-advanced/releases . Same feature set as Subsonic (API, Sonos, etc.) with updated code. As it is open source, you also get all the features Subsonic Premium gives you, but for free. Minimal effort for installation (latest Java installed, then a command line shortcut to the war file - upgrades even easier with just a fast war file change).

If you're really more API focused, and looking just for a music streaming service, you might consider moving off the Subsonic family of servers altogether. Check out Navidrome https://www.navidrome.org/ . That product is primarily to supply the API with a completely new back-end, and refocuses to just support audio (no video, podcast, internet radio, etc.). There is not yet built in support for Sonos, but you can find easy linking with something like Bonob https://github.com/simojenki/bonob. As with Airsonic Advanced, no subscription or fee to access the API. Navidrome does have a simplified web UI if desired.

Both products will need you to come up with your own DDNS solution for external access. Both support running as a service with something like NSSM https://nssm.cc/, and IIS works great as a reverse proxy if you wish to run them as SSL.
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Re: Ways to get premium besides Paypal?

Postby grobuzga » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:28 am

Thank you for a detailed and thorough answer. I will review all the options you mentioned. Thanks again, and all the best to you!
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Re: Ways to get premium besides Paypal?

Postby timlance » Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:29 am

Anticipating Subsonic finally breaking I checked out alternatives that didn't require me to be more geeky than I am.

Tried Plex and could not get around some of its oddities which mucked with my file system and others that manifested in screwy library management as it was represented in their apps.

Once I got my file system back to normal I then tried Emby. I will to hesitate to switch to it from Subsonic when/if the day comes. Their iOS apps aren't great, most serviceable but not as refined as the seasoned crop of Subsonic apps.
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Re: Ways to get premium besides Paypal?

Postby Jägs » Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:57 am

Work is underway to provide support in Emby for the Subsonic API:


Progress has slowed a bit, but if/when they get it to work, you should—theoretically—be able to use your favored Subsonic app to play music from Emby. I'm really looking forward to that.
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