a personal music streaming server that works
My laptop went out of disk space – thank you, Parallels.
My phone had only 16GB of storage.
And I still had a good 40GB of mp3 stored in my external hard drive.
So I started looking out for an open source, or at least free, music streaming application that I can make use of.
I found a few. Alas, none was to my taste!
In my desperation I asked myself this question:
"Heck, why not just build one?"
And so koel was born.
And why "koel"?
It’s the name of a bird who sings non-stop near my place back in Singapore. He looks like this:
For the client part, koel doesn’t aim to work for everyone.
In order to do what it’s created to do and do it best,
koel embraces some of the newer web technologies
– those only supported in modern browsers.
"How do I tell if my browser is, uh, modern enough?" you ask.
you weren’t using a modern browser, you wouldn’t be here at first place
this website doesn’t look broken to you, chances are it is.
php artisan koel:init --no-assets
php artisan serve
Server started on http://localhost:8000/
Visit documentation for detailed instructions.
Koel Player is the official iOS and Android mobile app for
Connect to your koel-powered server and enjoy the music wherever you may roam,
without the unfortunate limitations of the
mobile web version.
Open-source, of course.