Hysolid ~ High Resolution Audio Player

When we developed HYSOLID, we were strongly aware that just as audio equipment is different from general industrial products, playback software is also a part of the “Audio” for which a special quality is required. By thinking that the special quality required for the playback software is “to aim a low-noise playback by reducing the load on the PC as low as possible,” we made this thought as the development concept of HYSOLID. HYSOLID has been developed by pursuing this simple concept from the design of the entire software structure to the detailed data manipulation. Please enjoy the difference of the sound by low load by all means.

Method for realizing low system load

Enabling playback by turning ON the PC -> Largely avoids the PC load generated from other software HYSOLID was designed so that you can use it by turning ON the PC in order to avoid the influence of other software as much as possible. You need not sign in to Windows unlike other general software.Since many of Windows programs in both OS and applications operate starting from the Windows sign-in, we have considered this design is particularly important for the PC audio.

Operation is made by smartphone apps -> Avoids the PC load by the user interface

HYSOLID has been enabled to operate with smartphone apps. We have reduced the PC load generated from the user interface (screen display and screen operation) on the PC like other software.

Our own linkage method -> Reduces the PC load of data communication

For the linkage between the smartphone apps and the Windows software, we have adopted the original bi-directional protocol that is designed to reduce the PC load at top priority by avoiding the general scheme or protocols such as DLNA and HTTP. Furthermore, the communication data itself has also been designed to be compact.

For the data format of the communication data, we have adopted UTF-16 for characters and little endian for numerical values so that the software on the Windows can handle them at the lowest load

Precisely implemented playback core -> Reduces the PC load of playback logic

In order to minimize the PC load of playback, the logic portion from reading sound source data from a file up to delivering it to the DAC of the driver becomes important.

We call this logic portion as “playback core,” and have implemented it particularly precisely.

When implementing the playback core, we dare to postpone the elements such as securing the readability that is emphasized in the general software development and reducing the implementation scale to prioritize to minimize the load that the playback core gives on the PC.

Cancelling the read cache by the OS -> Reduces the PC load of data read

In reading the sound source data, HYSOLID has adopted a system to directly read the memory of the playback software without using the read buffer by the OS. This produces an effect to reduce the PC load when reading the sound source data.

* The target functions will be applied to the WAV and DSD playback using a local storage



Audioserve ~ Linux Audio File Server

Simple personal server to serve audio files files from folders. Intended primarily for audio books, but anything with decent folder structure will do.



PS3 Media Server ~ Cross-platform Media Server

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. Originally written to support the Sony PlayStation3, PS3 Media Server has been expanded to support a range of other media renderers, including smartphones, TVs, music players and more. Because it is written in Java, PS3 Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR and AviSynth, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats.


Subsonic ~ Web-Based Personal Streaming

Subsonic is a web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music and video collection. More than 20 apps are available for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Roku, Chumby, Sonos etc. Supports virtually all media formats, converting files on the fly. Also includes a Podcast receiver and jukebox feature allowing you to control what’s playing on your computer from your mobile phone.

  • Enjoy your music and movies no matter where you are. Share with family and friends.
  • Browse and manage your media collection with the user-friendly web interface.
  • Stream music to Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.
  • Subsonic apps available for Roku, BlackBerry Playbook and many more.
  • Convert and stream lossless music on the fly.
  • Manage 100,000+ files in your music collection without hassle.
  • Download and listen to Podcasts.
  • Get cover art, lyrics, reviews and other album info from Google, Chartlyrics, allmusic and Wikipedia.




netjukebox ~ Flexible Media Sharing

netjukebox is a web-based media jukebox for MPD, VideoLAN and Winamp/httpQ. netjukebox is open source under the GNU GPL license.

Stand alone:
Client and server on one computer. So you can play your favorite music and video from your local hard disk.

Client / Server:
Play music and video from any computer in your network. A working network share is required.

Remotely control MPD, VideoLAN or Winamp from any computer.

Native HTML5 audio streaming support. Automatic M3U/HLS fallback for unsupported clients.

Download the original file or transcode to another format or bitrate. Generate PDF cd-covers on the fly.


sndio ~ Unix Audio & MIDI Server

Sndio is a small audio and MIDI framework part of the OpenBSD project and ported to FreeBSD, Linux and NetBSD. It provides a lightweight audio & MIDI server and a fully documented user-space API to access either the server or the hardware directly in a uniform way. Sndio is designed to work for desktop applications, but pays special attention to synchronization mechanisms and reliability required by music applications. Reliability through simplicity are part of the project goals.


GNUMP3d ~ GNU Streaming Media Server

GNUMP3d is a streaming server for MP3s, OGG vorbis files, movies and other media formats.

It is designed to be:

  • Small, stable, portable, self-contained, and secure.
  • Simple to installconfigure, and use.
  • Portable across different varieties of Unix, the GNU Operating System, and Microsoft Windows platforms.


LMS Plugins ~ Extend Logitech Media Server

LMS is an open source multi-room audio system. It was created by SlimDevices and then acquired by Logitech. Although Logitech has ended development of hardware devices, the project is still very active with lots of plugin released regularly. New hardware players can be added using PI devices and DAC boards to build high-quality multi-room systems.

I’ve created some extra plugins, especially to include new standard hardware / players to the LMS ecosystem: UPnP/DLNA (Sonos), ChromeCast and AirPlay.


ShuiCast ~ Foobar / WinAmp Streaming

ShuiCast is a plugin for both Winamp and Foobar2000 that provides the ability to broadcast various audio formats to a few of the major broadcasting servers. It is a continuation of the Oddcast/Edcast streaming software that can stream to either Icecast or Shoutcast servers, integrating changes made by the AltaCast and Edcast-Reborn spinoffs.


  • Stream to IceCast or ShoutCast
  • Support for Ogg Vorbis, LAME (lame_enc.dll), and AAC (libfaac.dll) – note lame_enc.dll and libfaac.dll must be downloaded separately in order to use these formats
  • Multiple encoders (you can simultaneously broadcast in multiple formats at the same time)
  • Standalone application as well as plugin for Winamp, RadioDJ and Foobar2000
  • Metadata not only from media player (i.e. Winamp) but also from a file, a URL or a window
  • Peak and RMS Meter
  • Live Recording (you can switch on/off without disconnecting the encoder)