a personal music streaming server
My laptop went out of disk space – thank you Parallels.
My phone has only 16GB of storage.
I still have a good 40GB of mp3 stored in my external hard drive.
But I have a server.
So I started looking out for an open source, or at least free, music streaming server that I can make use of.
I found a few. Alas, none was good enough!
In my desperation I asked myself this zero-dollar question:
"Heck, why not build one?"
And so koel was born.
And why "koel?" Because it’s the name of a freaking bird who sings non-stop near my place. 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 newest 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 https://github.com/phanan/koel
vi .env # Fill in database info and initial admin account
php artisan koel:init
Server started on http://localhost:8000/
Afterwards, from the web interface, go to Settings and enter the path to your songs. Click “Save,” and that’s it.
For more installation guides, documentation, and troubleshooting, head over to the repo’s Wiki and Releases.
While you’re there, make sure to fork and contribute!