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Installation and Configuration - Jinzora Streaming Media Server on OpenSuse

Standard media players like iTunes, MusicMatch and Windows Media Player only allow you to manage your music and videos on a single computer.

Jinzora allows you to manage and access your media from any internet connected computer anywhere you are and provides a much richer set of tools to manage your collections.

Jinzora enables you to stream your digital media to any Internet connected computer, your home stereo set or a hardware jukebox device. Jinzora can organize and tag your music files and download album covers and reviews. More info:

Download and extract Jinzora
Download the latest version of Jinzora2 from and extract the contents using tar into your web directory.

# wget
# tar -zxvf jz275.tar.gz 
# mv jz275 jinora

Setting up Jinzora
In the jinzora directory run

# sh
# chown -R wwwrun.www ../jinzora

Run the installer
The installer will automatically configure jinzora, and create the database. Open up your webbrowser and go to http://localhost/jinzora/index.php and follow the instructions

Pay attentions to these setup steps:

Page 4 - Installation Type : Change from 'Streaming' to 'Streaming & Jukebox' if you wish to listen to the music on the computer you're installing Jinzora2 on (it's primarily a streaming application to allow remote access to, and control of, a streaming server running it).

Page 5 - Main Settings : If you hover over the boxes here, they explain the settings, so choose whatever you want. It's best to choose 'Database' for Backend Type. I'd also suggest using the 'Tag Data' option for 'Data Structure', unless your music is organized on your filesystem exactly the way you want it to be.

Page 6 - Backend Setup : Unless you've used Jinzora before, or for some reason wish to manually create a MySQL database for it to use, then select 'True' under 'Create Database'.

Page 7 - Import Media : This step may take a few minutes if you've got a few gigs of music; simply enter into the box the directory where your music is stored. When the installer's finished importing the music from this directory, you'll have the option to import as many other directories as you want, one after the other.

You can also import more files from the Settings interface when Jinzora is up and running. You don't have to do it while installing.

Open up your webbrowser and go to http://localhost/jinzora/index.php and you should see something like ...

Jinzora supports streaming of the following audio and video formats

Audio Types
MP3, Ogg, WMA, Midi, AAC,  MP4, RM (RealAudio), M4A, WMA Lossless (via transcoding), WAV (via transcoding), Flac(via transcoding), MPC (via transcoding), WV (via transcoding), SHN (via transcoding)

Video Types


Unknown said...

thanks for your great tutorial. i appreciate it a lot.

i guess there's a lil typo here:
# wget
# tar -zxvf jz275.tar.gz
# mv jz275 jinora
last line should probably read # mv jz275 jinzora

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