Share your music with other computers in the house.

Most people have some music on their desktop pc.

If you have a music server in the house, you can share that music with other laptops and computers connected to your network in the house.

Creating a music server on your ubuntu pc is easy as pie.

I took the how-to from here, but I’ll make it a bit easier.

Well be using a program called GNUMP3d.

1. Installation

Open up a terminal (applications -> accessories) and copy/paste this:

sudo apt-get install apache2

You’ll need to enter you password (you won’t see what you type) and press enter.

After it’s finished doing it’s magic, copy/paste this command:

sudo apt-get install gnump3d

It’s installed.

2. Setting the music server up.

Gnump3d has a config file in /etc/gnump3d that you’ll need to adjust.

Open a terminal and copy/paste this:

gksudo nautilus

Then navigate to /etc/gnump3d.

You will need the gnump3d.conf file.

Double click that file.

Look for this line –> root = /var/music

This tells the programs what folder your music is in.

I have my music in the default music folder so I changed it to

root = /home/username/Music

Then look for this file –> user = gnump3d

And change it to –> user = username (insert real username!)

Press save and exit.

Open up another terminal and copy/paste this:

sudo /etc/init.d/gnump3d restart

Now you can access the music server from any computer on the network by going to any browser and typing:


3. Some extra stuff

I don’t use totem. But it suggested opening the songs with totem. Totem couldn’t play the file (it can after adding codecs).

So I pointed it to use vlc as the standard player. The path was:


If you want to start the server as soon as you start your pc, go to system -> preferences -> sessions and add it.

Enter these settings:

– gnump3d
– gnump3d
– music server

  1. Does this stream audio? Or just present a music player interface?

    • linuxowns
    • April 9th, 2008

    It streams audio to other computers on the network.

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