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Active or Not!?!! Not willing to cont to pay for dead projec

Postby sgtevmckay » Sat May 28, 2022 11:25 pm

Before I plunk down more money for this software, I want to know if is actively going anywhere.
I have a ton of suggestions and issues to report, but if not active into the future…pht

No point in Wasting my time

If no longer actively being advanced and supported, may as well dump it back into open source.
At least this way I could get Subsonic to work while I am in areas of no internet.
The internet requirement is old hat and unappreciated.

My registration is up in a week.
I have been considering just making the lifetime purchase
But
No response from programmer(s), no money!
I’ll just move onto another fork.
Would prefer not to, as I am willing to pay.

So, what’s the story here?
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Re: Active or Not!?!! Not willing to cont to pay for dead pr

Postby bcrivers » Mon May 30, 2022 1:45 am

I think the developer gave up on this project long time ago. The developer last posted on this forum back in March 2021.
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Re: Active or Not!?!! Not willing to cont to pay for dead pr

Postby J_T_W » Tue May 31, 2022 3:25 pm

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 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 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 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: Active or Not!?!! Not willing to cont to pay for dead pr

Postby sgtevmckay » Tue May 31, 2022 8:32 pm

Thank you both for your input.
It is greatly appreciated.

Looks like Airsonic adv. is on my menu, but will be reviewing a number of options.
Quite a bit to choose from.
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Re: Active or Not!?!! Not willing to cont to pay for dead pr

Postby demodulated » Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:07 pm

Flawed as Subsonic may be, it still works for me. The reason I will probably renew my suscription again this year is that it's so cheap. According to my (likely incomplete) research nobody else offers a similar product with an Android app with Android Auto for just $1 per month.
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Re: Active or Not!?!! Not willing to cont to pay for dead pr

Postby timlance » Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:26 am

I agree with demodulated. I am too ignorant/lazy to get the Subsonic variants working. I have tried Plex and Emby. Emby will do if need be but for the present Subsonic works fine. That plus the great iOS app, play:Sub, and I have my fingers crossed for the future, which is t say I'll re-up, too.
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Re: Active or Not!?!! Not willing to cont to pay for dead pr

Postby sgtevmckay » Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:15 am

Thank you folks for the additional input.

Situation is most frustrating.
I would much prefer to stay with Subsonic, but I need to be able to work with an individual or team of programmers that I can work with, in order to lend my suggestions to and who can verify feasibility, and implementation.

It is looking like Airsonic Advanced is next on my menu, until it dies or if forked again, or Plex audio grows up a bit more, quite a bit more.

Most aggravating.

Additional comments and/or suggestions are welcome for the time being.
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