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A minimalist self-hosted music server.

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A minimalist self-hosted music server.

Install with pip install albula.

Current status

The library build is still wonky, I need to untangle scanning, metadata extraction etc and clean up. For now, complete rebuild is often the better option.

Why not Plex / Subsonic / Airsonic / ...?

I just made Albula for myself because I disliked several things about the other options. Most likely, it will not be better than them for you. Some features to note though:

  • Support for multiple artists per track / album artists per album / albums per track
  • Less crowded interface
  • Direct server-side scrobbling to Maloja, removing the need for individual solutions for each client
  • No Javascript-bloated web interface
  • No central authentication / phone-home


  • Python 3.5 or higher

Library guidelines

Albula is fairly good at filling in missing metadata from folder structure. Generally, if you follow the default pattern with folders for each album artist that contain folders for each album, you can have pictures named album.ext and artist.ext in the appropriate folders and they should be correctly assigned.

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