5/21/2003 OggCarton goes beta! Version 1.0 beta
(Boojum) has been released. Installers for Mac OS X, Windows 2000/XP,
and Linux are now available.
OggCarton is a free, open source, home jukebox system
that rips, indexes, and manages playlists for Ogg Vorbis music files.
Includes a web server for playing files on your home network. Compatible
with existing MP3 files.
Beta source code and binary installers are available for
Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Please be sure to report any bugs you may
encounter. Though the web server includes access control, you may want
to run the web server behind a firewall for an additional layer of
security against unauthorized users accessing your music files.
OggCarton offers these whizzy features:
- Runs on Windows 2000/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.
- Compatible with any MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files you may
- Ripping to Ogg Vorbis format -- built-in ripper for
Mac OS X and Windows, uses the cdparanoia ripper under Linux.
- Indexing --
- Automatically creates a keyword-searchable
database of your Ogg Vorbis files.
- Built-in ID tagging through freedb.org.
- Database can import your existing Ogg Vorbis and
- Playing -- Uses a standard media player (such as
WinAmp, iTunes, or XMMS) to play your Ogg Vorbis and MP3 files.
- Home networking -- has an integrated web server so
you can play your files from another machine on your home network.
- Requires NO external database software.
- Requires NO external web server
OggCarton is not designed for illegal distribution of music, nor is it
particularly suited for doing so (it is not a "file-sharing" or
peer-to-peer program and there is no net-wide file search capability).
Ripping your own CDs for your own personal use is legal in the United
States (and most other countries). Distributing the files to other
people is not. As the good folks at Apple say, "Don't steal music."
You don't want the karma, and you especially don't want the RIAA's
lawyers knocking at your door.
Windows 2000 and XP:
Double-click on the OggCartonInstaller-Windows-1.0beta-setup.exe file
and follow the prompts. OggCarton will be added to your Start Menu.
Mac OS X:
After un-Stuffing, open the OggCartonInstallerMac folder and
double-click on the "Double-click to install OggCarton" icon. OggCarton
will be added to your Applications folder, and an alias will be placed
on your desktop.
1. Extract the files with:
tar -xzvf OggCartonInstaller-Linux-1.0beta.tar.gz
2. Change into the OggCarton directory produced in the first step.
3. Become root.
4. Execute the command:
If you are running Gnome, OggCarton will be added to your Main Menu
To run OggCarton from the Linux command line, simply enter the command:
You can get help, report bugs, or download the full
source code on our main project page.