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AMPLE(1) User Manual AMPLE(1)


ample - Ample MP3 server


ample [OPTION] [PATH...]


ample Ample is an MP3 server that allows you to listen to your music that can be stored locally or remotely. It does not intend to support mixing, radio shows etc. It's just an easy way to listen to your MP3's everywhere using the "open location" features already present in XMMS, WinAmp and Media Player. After installing, configuring and starting ample, try connecting to http://server:1234/ with the "open location" feature of your favourite MP3 player or http://server:1234/index.html with your favourite web browser.


Listen to TCP port NUM, default is 1234.
When a list of files is requested, play them in alphabetical order.
Allow a maximum of NUM clients to be connected at the same time.
Don't automatically index files in subdirs of the directories being indexed
Use FILE as config file instead of the default /etc/ample.conf. See ample.conf(5) for details.
Use FILE as HTML template instead of the default /etc/ample.html. See ample.html(5) for details.
Display help message and exit.
Print debug messages, a higher value of NUM means more detail.
Disables forking and backgrounding, useful for debugging.
Display version information and exit.
Write a PIDFILE to handle ample as a daemon
These are path(s) to files or directories that Ample can use to populate it's list of MP3's. If PATH is a directory, all files (possibly recursively, see the -n option above) will be added. If PATH is a regular file ending with .mp3 it will be added and if it is a regular file ending with .m3u (MP3 playlist) the files listed in it will be added.



The default config file (another file may be used, see the -f option above). See ample.conf(5) for further details.


The default HTML template file (another file may be used, see the -m option above). See ample.html(5) for further details.


Of course totally bugfree or your money back :-)


David Härdeman <>


ample.conf(5), ample.html(5)

JANUARY 2002 Ample