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What is opmuse?

opmuse is a web application to play, organize, share and make your music library social.

We go by a couple of words. We don't exclusively store metadata about your library or generate data in our database. We trust the data provided for us. We care about structure.

What this means is that artist, album and title are always stored as tags on the file (id3 or otherwise) and only indexed in the database. Album covers are stored in the track's folder. Additional metadata that does not fit in the file's tags we store in opmuse.txt in the track's folder. We submit users' played tracks to last.fm and then fetch this data from there. Names are always case-sensitive and we don't try to be smart and remove leading spaces or anything, if your collection isn't tagged correctly it will be presented as such. We have a configurable structure and if a file's location doesn't correspond to its tags we mark it as invalid and provide facilities for fixing this.

Note that opmuse is under development and is not considered stable.


The only way we distribute right now is through our Apt repository. If this isn't an option for you you'll have to set up everything yourself. Take a look at Developing for some help with that. Also note that we only support MySQL in the package right now. If you want SQLite support you'll also have to look at Developing.

We've only tested this with Debian Jessie. Other Debian based distros should work as long as they have all the required dependencies that arent provided in our apt repo.

Add repo

Add the key and the repository.

$ wget http://apt.opmu.se/opmuse.pub
$ apt-key add opmuse.pub
$ echo "deb http://apt.opmu.se/debian/ master main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opmuse.list
$ apt-get update

For Debian Jessie

The deb-multimedia repo is required for ffmpeg.

$ echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie main non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/deb-multimedia.list
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring

You need to add the non-free component in /etc/apt/sources.list for unrar. There's also a bug in whoosh versions >2.4.1 right now so you need to pin python3-whoosh like so.

$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/opmuse
Package: python3-whoosh
Pin: version 2.4.1
Pin-Priority: 1000

Install opmuse

Finally, install opmuse

$ apt-get install opmuse

Here is opmuse

A screenshot


For documentation on development please go to opmuse.readthedocs.org.