Not much, but definitely it’s not dead. Actually I’m quite happy with current functionality and do not need more (actually there are couple of things that would be nice to have like shared bookmarks and read/finished audiobook attribute, but these will probably require to go beyond it’s simplistic design) and I’m using it every day. But some coding was done during past year and some small improvements were implemented.Continue reading What happened to audioserve in past year
I have been working on some new features in audioserve and they are now available in latest releases. In this article I’d like to talk little bit about them and probably later also provide new demo videos, as there has been many changes from last demos.
Summary of new features:
- Single file audiobooks (m4b) support
- Alternative subfolders sorting (recent, alphabetical) and most recent folders list
- Folders download in web client
- Easier deployment with smaller docker image or static binary
- Server config file
- Playback sharing/synchronization between clients
See below for details.
As I’m using audioserve for almost a year, I’m becoming quite keen about it – it’s exactly what I wanted – simple, lightweight and works as I needed. With it listening to audiobooks is just a simple pleasure. Recently I updated audioserve server with couple more features, which might not be essential, but can be useful: multiple transcoding formats ( meaning target formats) and transcoding cache. Continue reading Next Audioserve Version
So finally there is something. I’m using it myself now to listen to audiobooks and it have almost all functionality I wanted it to have. It might be still bit unstable and few things is not well behaving (keep up long time in paused state, navigation between notifications and activities is still bit messy and few more issues), but generally it works. Continue reading audioserve Android Client Early Beta Is Available
If you read some of my previous articles you know that I’m quite fond of audiobooks. In past I was looking for good media server, which supports audiobooks and ended with airsonic (a subsonic clone). The problem with majority of media servers is that they rely totally on audio tags, which are often messed in audiobooks. Also many of “advanced” functionalities are not applicable to audiobooks (random play, shuffle tracks, moods, etc.) I’m bit of old school so I rely more on reasonable directory structure and do not want to mess with tags for every audiobook I download. I also think that for personal collection I do not need likes, favorites, sharing and similar stuff, as I can easily remember which books are good and which I have listened or want to listen, but I do need few things, which are usually missing – like bookmarks. Interesting function is to continue listen on a device, when I left on previous device, but since I basically listen only on my mobile phone, it does not seems to be critical. So ideal audiobooks server actually requires much less functionality than today’s media servers provide. As I’m progressing with Rust language I decided two weeks ago to create simple audio streaming server adhering to KISS principle – Keep It Simple, Stupid, – Result of this exercise is an application that provides minimum viable functionalities for streaming and listening of audiobooks – it’s called Audioserve. In this article I’ll show it’s basic design and demo current application in a video. Continue reading Audioserve Audiobooks Server – Stupidly Simple or Simply Stupid?