May 26, 2018

MP3 browsing and streaming under mod_perl and Apache

This module takes a hierarchy of directories containing MP3 files and presents it as a browsable song library for streaming over the web. It requires the Apache web server, the mod_perl embedded Perl interpreter, and the MP3Info module.

MP3 files are displayed in a list that shows the MP3 title, artist, duration and bitrate. Subdirectories are displayed with “CD” icons. The user can download an MP3 file to disk by clicking on its title, stream it to an MP3 decoder by clicking on the “play” link. Users can also stream the entire contents of a directory, or select a subset of songs to play.