Amarok is able to play music from an Ampache-media-server. Ampache needs an Apache-server to work.
On Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu you can install a Ampache-server using sudo apt-get install ampache.
You need to tell the Apache-server where it can find the Ampache-files. Create the file /etc/apache2/conf.d/ampache with the following content:
Alias /music "/usr/share/ampache/www/" <directory /> DirectoryIndex index.php index.html Options Indexes MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </directory>
Restart Apache with the command /etc/init.d/apache2 restart so you can access the Ampache-webinterface using http://localhost/music/ . You get the following page:
Choose your language and click to configure Ampache. Enter the configuration of your MySQL-database:
Click to create the user and database. You will get an error message because there is already a configuration file which is empty. Just enter your MySQL-configuration again and click and you will get a configuration file as download.
Save this file to /usr/share/ampache/www/config/ampache.cfg.php and overwrite the existing (empty) configuration. After you clicked you can create the initial account to manage Ampache.
Log into your newly created account:
And you will get the webinterface:
Click on in the on the left to create a new catalog of music.
Create a new guest account using :
Now you need to allow guest access on your server. Open the configuration in /usr/share/ampache/www/config/ampache.cfg.php and remove the ';'-character before auto_user = "guest". Restart Apache and the server configuration is finished.