Ampache - is a Web-based Audio file manager.
Ampache is implemented with MySQL, and PHP. It allows you to view,
edit, and play your audio files via the web. It has support for
playlists, artist and album views, album art, random play, playback via
Http, on the Fly Transcoding and Downsampling, Vote based playback, Mpd
and Icecast, Integrated Flash Player, as well as per user themes and
song play tracking. You can also Link multiple Ampache servers together
using XML-RPC. Ampache supports GETTEXT translations and has a full
translation of many languages.
The following php scripts are included in Ampache and can be used to
automate some aspects of Ampache.
You can automate the update of all, or some of your local catalogs by
using the bin/catalog_update.inc file. By default this will run a
clean, verify and update on all of your local catalogs. You can
optionally specify the name of the catalog and it will only update the
specified catalog. Very useful when used with cron or crontab.
You can output all of the album art stored in ampache to the
filesystem. It will output the image stored in the database to the
directory of the first file in the album. This can cause problems f
your files are not in their own directories. You can specify the
filename to be written by modifying the config file options relating to
album_art_preferred_filename. Ampache will by default output meta data
directory files for linux.
If you would like to delete all of the disabled songs in Ampache you
can run the bin/delete_disabled.inc to delete all of the songs that are
disabled in Ampache. Naturally this requires the user you run the
script as to have permissions to delete the files in question. By
default this script will not work if you run it. You must open it and
delete or comment out the line that says $debug=true for it to actually
You can have Ampache automatically rename and move all of your files
based on the meta data in Ampache using the bin/sort_files.inc script.
This requires write access to the files in question. The files will be
renamed and moved based on their respective File and Folder patterns as
defined by the catalog. Ampache will also by default sort your files
into A-Z sub-folders to reduce the number of folders at the top level.
You can turn this off by editing the file and setting the
$alphabet_prefix to false, or commenting it out.
Ampache provides some additional tools to help you cope with Character
set mis-matches. These scripts must be run from the command line. After
making any changes to your tags or the filenames please make sure you
update your catalog and that your local client has the character set
and fonts required to display the tag information. This script looks
through the path of your local catalogs for filenames who contain
characters that do not exist in the currently configured site_charset.
It will prompt you for a source character charset, if none is specified
it will use the current output_encoding value from iconv().
You can also look at the raw tags inside a file by running the included
print_tags.inc file. This example takes advantage of the hexcat
application to get the hex values of the output. You will need to
compare the reported HEX value to the HEX value according to the
php /bin/print_tags.inc [FILE]
This is used to migrate your ampache.cfg.php config file from php4
formating to php5 formating. This is done to decrease the parsing time
of ampache.cfg.php. This is generally not needed unless you are
upgrading from 126.96.36.199 to 3.4.x. debian/ampache.postinst runs this
script automatically if needed.
php /usr/share/ampache/www/bin/print_tag.inc [path to music file]
Ampache was written by Karl Vollmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manual page was written by Charlie Smotherman
<email@example.com>, for the Debian project and Karl Vollmer.