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11-06-2010, 07:35 PM #1
iSub Music Streamer, Subsonic client for iPhone and iPod Touch
Hello everyone, my name is Ben Baron and I'm the developer of a streaming music client for iPhone and iPod touch called iSub Music Streamer. iSub streams music from the open source Subsonic server created by Sindre Mehus. My app as well as Subsonic were previously featured on Lifehacker in the article "The Best Tools for Streaming Media to Your Gadgets" (The Best Tools for Streaming Media to Your Gadgets). Since then, iSub has evolved considerably and is continuing to improve with new features, user interface enhancements, and bug fixes.
iSub Music Streamer is a Subsonic client for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Harnessing the power of the Subsonic music streaming server, iSub allows you to access your music from anywhere in the world using either a Wifi or 3G connection. Create playlists on the go, cache songs for listening with no internet connection, and let friends listen to your music by creating accounts for them on your Subsonic server. (iSub Music Streamer: web - http://isubapp.com email - [email protected] twitter - http://twitter/iSubApp App Store - iSub Music Streamer for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store Subsonic: Subsonic » Free Music Streamer)
iSub Music Streamer is a Subsonic client for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Subsonic is a music streaming application developed by Sindre Mehus. It allows you to set up a website on your computer to stream your music collection to yourself and your friends. It also has an extensive API that allows apps like iSub to connect and access your collection. Subsonic runs on Windows, Mac OS X, And Linux, does not require a display and can even be installed on some NAS (network attached storage) devices. Subsonic is GNU licensed open source software, and the web interface component of Subsonic is always free to use. Use of the Subsonic API after 30 days requires that it be licensed. More information on obtaining a Subsonic license can be found at Subsonic » Free Music Streamer.
iSub is developed by Ben Baron and is designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but also supports the iPad. Harnessing the power of the Subsonic music streaming server, iSub allows you to access your music from anywhere in the world using either a Wifi or 3G connection. iSub supports background music playback so you can listen to music while you use other apps. The current playing song as well as the upcoming song are automatically cached locally as they are played for optimal network performance, then cached songs can be played later when no network is available like on an airplane. You can even cache songs manually to get ready for a big trip. iSub also offers full playlist management on the go, repeat and shuffle functions, and the ability to skip through streaming tracks even if they are still caching. If you share your music with friends, iSub allows you to chat with the other people on your Subsonic server right from within the app. Also, iSub makes the most out of the iPhone 4 with full Retina display support for stunning album art. Plus coming soon is Jukebox control, which allows you to use iSub as a remote to control your Subsonic server to play music directly from the speakers connected to your computer or media center.
More information about iSub including a feature walk through, frequently asked questions, and installation guide can be found at http://isubapp.com. Up to the minute info on iSub can be found on the iSub app twitter page @iSubApp and direct support for iSub is available by emailing [email protected]. Information on the Subsonic music streaming server is available at Subsonic » Free Music Streamer and there is a vibrant Subsonic user community on the Subsonic forum at Subsonic Forum :: Index. App Store page: iSub Music Streamer for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Current iSub Features:
- Great network performance
- Listen to your music anywhere using Wifi and 3G
- Set the audio bit rate in iSub's settings for a better streaming experience in bad 3G coverage areas
- Create and edit playlists on the go
- Chat with your friends on your Subsonic server
- Cache songs locally to listen when out of network, like on an airplane
- View song lyrics right in the player, using Subsonic's lyrics API
- Save bookmarks, great for listening to long mixes or audio books
- See what your friends are listening to on your server
- Retina display support for stunning album art
- Skip within tracks even as they are still caching
- Shuffle, repeat one, and repeat all function
- Artist and album folders are cached for speedy browsing
Upcoming iSub Features:
- Jukebox control, use your Subsonic server as a jukebox
- Native iPad support
Last edited by einsteinx2; 11-21-2010 at 12:29 PM. Reason: added screenshots
11-06-2010, 07:39 PM #2
Looks interesting. I have been using zumocast for awhile but I'm up for trying new apps
11-07-2010, 12:55 PM #3
Thanks, I think you'll like it
iSub under constant development so expect continuing improvements for a long time to come. I'm actually finishing up the next minor update, version 2.3, right now which improves the music search capabilities; adds a new Home tab with links to recently played, frequently played, random, and newest added albums, and a quick server shuffle; plus the Jukebox control. Then the next major update, 3.0, will include native iPad screen support along with a host of other new features and enhancements.
Forgot to mention one of the best features of Subsonic and iSub.
Subsonic is able to transcode music on the fly from almost any format to mp3. So you can load your Subsonic server up with FLAC, Apple Lossless, M4A and AAC songs (as long as they don't have copy protection) and Subsonic will happily convert them to MP3 format in real time so that iSub can play them.
Also, direct play of M4A and AAC files without transcoding is also supported by iSub.
Last edited by einsteinx2; 11-07-2010 at 12:55 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost