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Subsonic 4.6-019 download

12.14.2011, Allgemein, Download / Release Notes, Subsonic on Synology DS, by .

Download ARM: subsonic4.6_spkv019.spk

Download Intel: subsonic4.6_spkv019_x86.spk

I can’t test the intel version as I don’t have an Intel DiskStation, so please let me know whether it runs or not.


If you have already installed another Package you don’t have to install this.


This and all other releases will also be hosted at

It is the Package Source from the German Synology Forum.


The icon in the DSM now disappears if Subsonic is stopped.

For other minor Changes see Change Log.

23 Responses to Subsonic 4.6-019 download

  1. is it possible to have subsonic set up as a jukebox, and does it support audio output via usb ?

    • Thats my next step,
      I bought a cheap sound card. Speedlink Vigo USB Audio Card SL-8850 (Cemedia chip).
      The AudioStation does work with this Card and i can play Wavs with alsa (aplay). But for some reason Java does not recognize the Card. This script works on windows but it doesn’t show any Card on my DS. It just shows „Available mixers:“ .

  2. Hallo
    Ich freue mich sehr dass ich subsonic jetzt endlich ohne linuxkenntnisse installieren kann. Good Job!!

    Leider klappt es bei mir noch nicht richtig.
    Ich habe das Package nach der Anleitung auf meiner DS712+ installiert.
    Wenn ich jetzt auf „Ausführen“ klicke kommt zwar die Meldung „Der Paketdienst wurde aktiviert und ist zur Nutzung bereit“ aber der Status bleibt auf „angehalten“.

    Kann mir jemand sagen wie ich Subsonic starten kann?

    • hi jonez,
      du bist wahrscheinlich der Erste, der das auf nem Atom installiert hat

      hast du das Java Paket (inklusive der 2 zusätzlich benötigten Dateien) installiert?
      Wie sieht die Auslaustung aus (cpu / ram) wenn du das startest? Die CPU sollte längere Zeit bei 100% stehen. Ich hab leider erst nach Weihnachten Zeit am Paket weiter zu basteln.


  3. ja habe ich beides installiert.
    Wenn ich starte ändert sich die CPU-Auslastung und Speicherbelegung nicht.

    Ich kann gerne etwas testen wenn du was neues hast.

    • Hast du „Benutzer-Home“ (Systemsteuerung->Benutzer->Benutzer-Home) aktiviert?
      Hab ganz vergessen, das in die Voraussetzungen zu schreiben.

  4. Hallo
    Hatte ich nicht aktiviert.
    Habe dann subsonic deinstalliert und nochmal versucht aber es hat leider nichts geändert.

  5. Hi there.
    First of all many thanks for your work. Puuting subsonic for syno is really GREAT job.
    I am happy user of DS710+ and I thoughi, because your lack of Intel Diskstation you want some feedback on how it really works.
    So nearly everything works perfect. I haven’t really had a chance to test it fully, I have noticed something which is worrying me though.
    Whenever I tried to play video content I got the message video file doesn’t exist or acces denied. I have found subsonic user and granted privileges to media folders.
    Music plays lovely I have to try to play it trough my usb sound card directly attached though.
    Many thanks for your job. 🙂
    And Happy New Year 🙂

    • Hi jjLDN
      nice to hear that it works.
      The Video problem seems to be caused by the jwplayer with ffmpeg. I’ve got the same problem with xvid avis and x264 mkvs, too. I didn’t really test the video transcoding because the little 211+ is far too slow for it. I don’t understand very much of it, so you can have a look at the Subsonic forum and ask there.
      Your answer might be in one of the transocding lines in this threat.

    • I found the reason:
      the x264 libs are not compiled into the ffmpeg binary I used.
      I am now compiling my own binary, hopefully with the libx264 included. 😉
      Until then you can disable transcoding and use „external player with playlist“ so your pc does the decoding work directly. It works fine with vlc and mpc.

      (You may use this already but it could be interesting for other users)

  6. Thanx for response. I have tried them different solutions, but what I found out is there are some encoders missing in ffmpeg transcoder file i.e. libfaac and libx264 most often used to do the job in video encoding. They already have released the newest version of ffmpeg, so maybe one day it is gonna be fixed 🙂

  7. I was wrong
    These settings works in video:
    audio: ffmpeg -i %s -ab %bk -v 0 -f mp3 –
    video: ffmpeg -ss %o -i %s -async 1 -b %bk -s %wx%h -ar 44100 -ac 2 -v 0 -f flv –

  8. Ok. I have tested Subsonic on ne DSM 4.0 BETA and it doesn’t want ot run at all. It installs but doesn’t want to be runned. No reaction. I have tried both Java 6 and Java 7 packeges.
    No positive result.

    • Ok thanks for the warning.
      I haven’t touched the new beta version, yet.

      I’m working on a new package with new ffmpeg files and some minor fixes.
      I haven’t done any progress on the sound card implementation, it is not recognized by Java.

  9. I have been testing BETA (different subversion) for a while, and your apk was working perfectly, what you could see watching my posts. For some unknown reasons Syno guys have changed something to the code, so now it is not working. But don’t worry. Few other guys are up to the new Beta version trying to figure out what’s wrong with it, so when I’ll find something new, I’ll let you know.
    Thanx for you great job, man 🙂 See you.

  10. So, apparently there is a problem with the installer, cause I run in busybox and it installed perfectly and is running at 4040. Of course in Syno GUI it is still showing as not installed, but is working fine.
    Just to let you know where to dig 🙂

  11. Even though subsonic is quitting after about 15 minutes and has to be started in busybox once again. No neat solution.
    Good luck.

    • Thanks again for the massive feedback. I will finish the next package as soon as I can. I am a student and there are a lot of exams to write right now, so I can’t care about it every day. I hope to finish it by the end of next week. After the new version is working fine with my currently installed DSM 3.2 I will test the beta.

  12. That’s ok. Take your time man. Don’t even bother with DSM 4.0 Beta. It is really buggy. So it might turn out your version for 3.2 will work perfectly with DSM 4.0 final version.
    Good luck with the exams and take care.
    PS. I wish I could study once again. There were wonderfull times…

  13. 2012-10-27 at 16:17 francis

    I just installed subsonic on my synology NAS and it’s working smoothly. Thanks for that. I still have a question though, would be nice if someone had an answer. I’ve got a network connected amplifier and I was hopping to get the subsonic jukebox mode send the music to it. When I use the included „DS Audio“ software from DSM, I have the option to select from a list any media rendering device and play the music on it. And my ampli appears there. Is it possible to do the same with subsonic ? Thanks in advance for your time !

    • I tried that half a year ago with a cheap CMedia USB sound card.
      It worked fine with Audio Station, I also installed the ALSA audio driver via ipkg which worked as well. I was able to play wav files via ssh.
      But for some reason java doesn’t detect the Audio device. In the Subsonic forum I found a script to detect which sound cards are installed and to select the sound card in Subsonic but the script dind’t show any Devices.

  14. 2013-01-16 at 18:13 francis

    Thanks for your answer.
    That’s too bad. I kept using DS audio as this is the only way I found to play the music I’ve got on my NAS on my network connected amp…but DS audio unfortuntely doesn’t have a song rating feature.

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