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      How to bypass donation in Subsonic Streaming app

      I f you have been using streaming services from your seedbox , one of the most popular application is  Subsonic you can find it in source forge (Screenshot below) now few people have been  asking if there was a way to try the full version before actually buying it , well there is a way and in this tutorial written by Surprised you can find a simple way to do it, also you don’t need a dedicated seedbox to do it but you would need to login into you box therough SSH , if you are not sure how to do that you can find a tutorial in this website here,

      Below is the screenshot of how the download link to subsonic on sourceforge, ths information is for

      To install subsonic :

      Login as root:


      apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

      Get the latest version of subsonic from this link : http://www.subsonic.org/pages/download.jsp

      wget the file location


      dpkg -i subsonic-x.x.deb

      You can run subsonic with : http://Yourserveripaddress:4040.

      Subsonic full access without donation


      After a month’s usage to keep using video streaming and app features to you have to donate , to bypass it you can do the following steps, But please keep in mind this for you to try out and if its really helpful to you then by all means pay the developers their due or you can find tutorials for other free streaming software on this website , so with further ado here is the article , all credits go to surprised who is the original author.

      It is fairly easy to do:

      1. Open the “etc/hosts” file on your seedbox (root access required!)

      nano /etc/hosts

      2. Now look for a line that looks something like this:

      Code:       localhost.localdomain localhost

      At the end of the line you add “subsonic.org”, so that it looks like this:

      Code:       localhost.localdomain localhost subsonic.org

      3. Now go back to Subsonic and visit the donation page. At the bottom, there is a form.
      For e-mail, you insert

      [email protected]

      and the license code will be

      <span style="color: #ffffff;">f3ada405ce890b6f8204094deb12d8a8</span>

      Why does this work? Subsonic just uses an MD5 hash of the e-mail address as a key. Authentication happens both remotely and locally, but via the entry in the hosts file, the authentication is only locally.

      There is also a maintained fork on github with a version of Subsonic that is missing the licensing code from the beginning:

      • robofication

        Thanks ! It works !

      • Tim Michels

        I am glad 🙂

      • Burning Heart

        I added the line to the host file in Windows 10, as there was no line at all apart from the comment lines starting with #.

        However I can not find any form on the donation page. What did I do wrong?