a personal music streaming server
My laptop went out of disk space – thank you, Parallels.
My phone has only 16GB of storage.
And I still have 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 good enough!
In my desperation I asked myself this question:
"Heck, why not 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 does’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 to check if my browser is, uh, modern enough?" you ask.
you’re not using a modern browser, you wouldn’t be here at first place
this website doesn’t look broken to you, chances are it is.
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/koel/koel
php artisan koel:init
php artisan serve
Server started on http://localhost:8000/
Demonstration purpose only. Visit documentation for detailed instructions.