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How to install SoftSqueeze on Ubuntu


Softsqueeze is a software music player developed in Java (allowing it to work on most operating systems) that works with the Squeezebox Server software. Softsqueeze emulates most of the Boom, Duet, Transporter, Squeezebox and Slimp3 hardware music players. It uses a TCP based protocol, allowing it to use across the Internet and through firewalls/NAT routers using ssh tunneling. The software music player supports synchronization with hardware players.

Prerequisites (what you need to get it working):

  • Hardware
    • Computer running Ubuntu
    • SqueezeCenter Server
    • Network connection
  • Software
    • SoftSqueeze

Let's get started:

Download the java version of SoftSqueeze (the .zip file) from your favourite browser.


Create a folder called SoftSqueeze in your home folder by opening a terminal window (Applications \ Accessories \ Terminal).

# mkdir SoftSqueeze
# cd SoftSqueeze


Now unzip the zip file
# unzip ~/Downloads/softsqueeze_3.8.zip


Make the JAR file executable
# sudo chmod +x SoftSqueeze.jar


Install Sun Java 6 Runtime
# sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-fonts


Make JAR file open with Java
# java -jar ~/SoftSqueeze/SoftSqueeze.jar


The only thing left to do in Softsqueeze is to point it to the SqueezeCenter Server and redirect the audio output to "Java Sound Audio Engine".



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nd download the softsqueeze java version as a .zip file


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