mStream – A Personal Streaming Server to Stream Music from Anywhere

mStream is a free, open source and cross-platform personal music streaming server that lets you sync and stream music between all your devices. It consists of a lightweight music streaming server written with NodeJS; you can use it to stream your music from your home computer to any device, anywhere.

Server Features

  • Works on Linux, Windows, OSX and Raspbian
  • Dependency Free Installation
  • Light on memory and CPU usage
  • Tested on multi-terabyte libraries

WebApp Features

  • Gapless Playback
  • Milkdrop Visualizer
  • Playlist Sharing
  • Upload Files through the file explorer
  • AutoDJ – Queues up random songs

Importantly, mStream Express is a special version of the server that comes with all the dependencies pre-packaged and in this article, we will explain how to install and use mStream to stream your home music to anywhere from the Linux.

Before you install mStream, check out the demo:

How to Install mStream Express in Linux

The easiest way to install mStream, without facing any dependencies issues is to download the latest version of mStream Express from the release page and run it.

The package comes with an additional set of UI tools and features for adding tray icon for easy server management, auto boots server on startup and GUI tools for server configuration.

You can use the wget command to download it directly from the command line, unzip the archive file, move into the extracted folder and run the mstreamExpress file as follows.

$ wget -c
$ unzip $ cd mstreamExpress-linux-x64/
$ ./mstreamExpress

After starting mstreamExpress, the server configuration interface will show up as shown in the following screenshot. Enter the config options and click on Boot Server.

Configure mStream Express Server

Configure mStream Express Server

Once the server has booted, you will see the following messages.

mStream Express Server Started

mStream Express Server Started

To access the webapp, go to the address: http://localhost:3000 or http://server_ip:3000.

Access mStream Webapp

Access mStream Webapp

You can easily manage the server via the Tray Icon; it has options to disable auto-boot, restart and reconfigure, advanced options, manage DDNS and SSL, among others.

mStream Github repository:

That’s all! mStream is an easy to install and personal music streaming software. In this article, we showed how to easily install and use mStream Express in Linux. If you have any queries, reach us via the feedback form below.

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