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Installing Madsonic 5.1 the FREE Subsonic alternative on NAS4Free


Why Madsonic rather than Subsonic?

Madsonic is a fork of Subsonic the excellent cross platform web based media streamer which is free to use for media streaming but which has some ‘premium features’ only available by a low cost subscription.

Of particular interest to me was the ability to record, store, manager and stream my podcast subscriptions as there is nothing else similar which provides a web interface and cross platform APPs for mobile devices which works in NAS4Free. The Podcast capability comes under the Premium features of Subsonic. Madsonic being a fork of Subsonic works in a similar way to Subsonic, except it is truly free and Podcast management is included and runs exceptionally well in a BSD Jail in NAS4Free.

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Installing Subsonic 5.0 on NAS4Free 9.2.x Embedded–PART 2


Installing Subsonic 5.0

Part 1 of this post can be found here

With the Subsonic Jail created, you now need to install Subsonic.

These instructions are based on https://lameguy.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/subsonic-install-in-freebsd-jail/

SSH into the Subsonic Jail by entering from Terminal

ssh root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

e.g. ssh root@192.168.1.55

Enter the root password and you should be taken to a command prompt for NAS4Free!

enter

jls

this checks your new jail, you should see something like this

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Installing Subsonic 5.0 on NAS4Free 9.2.x Embedded–PART 1


To be able to run Subsonic on a NAS4Free server you need to run it within its own separate environment which is called a Jail. There are different ways of creating a Jail within NAS4Free, this post is going to cover installing TheBrigg Jail manager. In part 2 we will look at how to install Subsonic within a Jail in NAS4Free.

PART 1 – Install TheBrig Jail manager

http://www.forums.nas4free.org/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=3894 and associated YouTube video

Note: All existing Jails must be removed from NAS4Free

Create a directory to contain your Jail, do this in the root of your data drive rather than anywhere else. in my case the directory was created on the first data drive called data1

From terminal SSH into your server and create a directory called Jail in the root of your share:

mkdir /mnt/data1/Jail

Change directory to the root of the share by entering

cd /mnt/data1

Now we are going to download the script from https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fsbruva/thebrig/working/thebrig_install.sh and save it to the current directory using the fetch command

fetch -o thebrig_install.sh https://github.com/fsbruva/thebrig/raw/working/thebrig_install.sh

If successful you should get something similar to the following

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Installing MiniDLNA extension in NAS4Free


Before you start making any changes to your NAS4Free server, please remember to backup your config.xml file

Before you can install MINIDLNA on your NAS4Free server, you need to ensure you have SSH setup.

Configuring SSH Access

From the NAS4Free menu select Services > SSH

Check the Enable box on the right hand side to enable SSH.

In my screenshot below I have checked the Permit Root Login option, this is optional but useful.

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Then click Save and Restart to start the service.

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