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       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 scripts are included in Ampache and can be used to automate some aspects  of

       You  can  automate  the  update  of  all,  or  some  of  your  local catalogs by using the
       bin/ 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

       If  you  would  like  to  delete  all  of  the  disabled  songs in Ampache you can run the
       bin/ 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 work.

       You  can  have  Ampache  automatically rename and move all of your files based on the meta
       data in Ampache using the bin/ 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
       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
       defined charset.

       php /bin/ [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   to   3.4.x.
       debian/ampache.postinst runs this script automatically if needed.


       php /usr/share/ampache/www/bin/
       php /usr/share/ampache/www/bin/  [path to music file]






       Ampache was written by Karl Vollmer <>

       This manual page was written by Charlie Smotherman
       <>, for the Debian project and Karl Vollmer.