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Amarok is able to play music from an Ampache media server. Ampache needs an Apache server to work.

Ampache Client

Activate the Ampache service using Settings -> Configure Amarok... -> Internet Services.

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Configure the service with the data entered on the server:

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Now the Ampache service should appear in the left pane.

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Ampache Server

On Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu you can install Ampache 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

Restart Apache with the command

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

so you can access Ampache's web interface using http://localhost/music/. You get the following page:

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Choose your language and click Start configuration to configure Ampache. Enter the configuration of your MySQL database:

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Click Insert Database 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 Write Config and you will get a configuration file as download.

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Save this file to /usr/share/ampache/www/config/ampache.cfg.php and overwrite the existing (empty) configuration. After you clicked Continue to Step 3 you can create the initial account to manage Ampache.

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Log into your newly created account:

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And you will get the web interface:

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Click on Add a Catalog in the Admin on the left to create a new catalog of music.

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Create a new guest account using Admin -> Add User:

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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.

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