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Customize Choice for HOME view

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:03 am
by MacTech
Greetings all,
- I searched the Forum, THIS request is DIFFERENT than what has been posted and discussed, and NOT replied to in 8 years.
I think, imho, it would be nice to be able to choose which VIEW displays when I click on the "HOME" link.
Personally, I would rather view the "Genre" display, since I only have 18 folders, each named by a different type/style of music they contain, each also has a different foldericon.ico or Art.
In the "Personal" tab would be a great place to put this OPTION, a check box with a drop down list would be best, I think.

I LOVE this Subsonic Server Audio Streamer !!!


Re: Customize Choice for HOME view

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:59 pm
by J_T_W
Subsonic is basically abandonware; it isn't open-source and there is no development or active support by the owner. You might consider moving off to 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 - It is in active development with frequent snapshot updates . Same feature set as Subsonic (API, Sonos, etc.) with updated code. As it is open source, you also get almost all the features Subsonic Premium gives you, but for free (see my last line). 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 (app over browser), you might consider moving off the Subsonic family of servers altogether. Check out Navidrome . 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 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, and IIS works great as a reverse proxy if you wish to run them as SSL.

Re: Customize Choice for HOME view

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:10 pm
by MacTech
J_T_W wrote:Subsonic is basically abandonware; it isn't open-source and there is no development or active support by the owner....

It's NOT "abandonware" Mr. Mehus is a busy fellow with his full-time job, family and such... and v6.1.6 was just in the end of 2019.
Of course all we users would love for the project to be updated DAILY probably - THAT"S never going to happen.
But maybe, with the proper influence and determination, someone, or a Team of someones, can institute a 'Development Team" that could take over the updating and moving the Project forward. People with alove for the Project and the necessary talent to update the code, without ego, and without any platitudes or monetary compensation.


Re: Customize Choice for HOME view

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:57 am
by Jägs
You basically just described Airsonic/Airsonic Advanced. These are forks of Subsonic after it was made closed source. All development effectively ceased at that point and the developer stopped participating on this forum. You can keep hoping for an update, but most of us have moved on and only lurk around here for sentimental reasons and to help people find other solutions to move to.

Re: Customize Choice for HOME view

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:22 am
by MacTech
Sorry for starting this thread, I actually found a way to do exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks for trying to get me off the platform and use a different Application.
Those/That "forK" you mentioned is a NIGHTMARE to install.
Subsonic is neat and tidy, and easy to customize so far...
Just wish it would LIST all files in any Directory ALPHABETICALLY BY ARTIST all at once instead of jumping loops of A-Z splitting up 28 songs by one Artist into 5 separate groups of A-Z...
The way it does it now - is INSANE.
Even BETTER would be the ability to just click on the "Column" title and sort the entire Directory by THAT. {Artist being one of the available titles}.
THIS would benefit ALL users.