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Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:09 pm
by jrfinkel
There are several issues that I have encountered and it seems that none of the developers access this forum. The change log indicates no changes since Nov 10, 2019. So I wonder if Subsonic is still being developed (bug fixes, new features). Can anyone tell me? Thanks in advance.

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:05 pm
by Trufax
There is only one main developer for Subsonic which is Sindre Mehus. Unfortunately, it looks like he abandoned Subsonic. There are no significant updates for the last 2 years, however he keeps the software running. So there is an update if there is a breaking change.

Iam personally in the process of switching to Airsonic (like many others). I used Subsonic for more than 10 years and was an very happy user, but i don’t want to run an dead software any longer.

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:20 pm
by juzi
I'm too wondering if a future Subsonic server update is on schedule. Would Sindre Mehus be so kind and let the users know about the future of Subsonic?

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:22 am
by wendigo
juzi wrote:I'm too wondering if a future Subsonic server update is on schedule. Would Sindre Mehus be so kind and let the users know about the future of Subsonic?

It would be nice but he hasn't even logged in to the forum since Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:42 am...

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:04 am
by Diyana
Wish I saw this thread before renewing my Premium licensing. Paid the $12 via PayPal, but no license in my email.... and *zero* replies to any of the various Subsonic-related e-mail addresses I've found. :evil:

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:19 pm
by billraff
Since this program appears to be abandonware now I would like to ask a question. I know there are other similar programs out there. Does anyone know of one that works with Sonos? It's really why I have the lifetime license for Subsonic that is valid for all or eternity!

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:22 am
by Jägs
Subsonic seems—for all intents and purposes—dead. There is an active fork called https://airsonic.github.io/ and I believe they have been working on Sonos. Airsonic is completely open source, unlike Subsonic, so it doesn't require a key.

Personally, I had been looking for an excuse to drop *sonic because of its reliance on Java and tendency to have its DB corrupted. I tried out Navidrome but it was too basic for my needs.

I finally settled on Emby, in large part because it supports the "composer" ID3 tag and is under active development. Also, I had already been using it for video streaming, and while it definitely is a better for video, they are slowly making refinements to make it a better audio streamer, so maybe check it out.

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:04 pm
by billraff
I followed up with your suggestion of checking out airsonic. There is a fork of this application that does have Sonos Support (it's been deprecated in airsonic proper due to security issues) called airsonic-advanced.

https://github.com/airsonic-advanced/airsonic-advanced

I installed Docker on my Synology and pulled the airsonic-advanced image. After much tinkering around I think I have it running and working so far with Sonos. Frankly, now that everything I own is pretty much available to stream on any of the
commercial streaming services I don't really need subsonic or airsonic-advanced. Way back when it was needed to avoid the song limitation in Sonos (65k if I remember) but that's not an issue with commercial streaming services.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:29 pm
by LRanger
I was a long time Subsonic user, I migrated to Supysonic around 1 year ago, the main attraction being that it's python based and I could remove java.

Re: Is Subsonic still being developed/maintained?

PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:47 pm
by ozzyrb5
billraff wrote:Since this program appears to be abandonware now I would like to ask a question. I know there are other similar programs out there. Does anyone know of one that works with Sonos? It's really why I have the lifetime license for Subsonic that is valid for all or eternity!


I moved from Subsonic to Plex a few years back. Plex works great through Sonos for me