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Version: JANUARY 2002 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)


ample.conf - configuration file for Ample


This file, by default /etc/ample/ample.conf, is read by Ample at startup. There are three categories of values than can be defined: strings, numbers and boolean values. Valid boolean values are (case insensitive) yes, no, true and false. Lines that start with # are considered to be comments and ignored.


 # An example of a Ample config file
 # Port number to use
 port = 1234
 # Should files be ordered when playing a mixed stream?
 order = true
 # Amount of simultaneous clients allowed
 clients = 5
 # Path to logfile if syslog isn't used
 logfile = /var/log/ample
 # Path(s) to MP3 dir/file or M3U file
 mp3path = /home/mp3
 mp3path = /home/moremp3/zztop.mp3
 mp3path = /home/favourites.m3u
 # Path to the HTML file to use as a template
 htmlfile = /etc/ample.html
 # Should the MP3 dir(s) be recursively scanned?
 recursive = true
 # Name of the server 
 # (displayed to clients here and there)
 servername = Ample
 # Address of the server 
 # (only if your server can't be resolved)
 serveraddress =
 # Username and password, if these are specified, Ample
 # will automatically ask for username/password
 username = MusicLover
 password = Pekaboo
 # Filter to pass each music file through
 # (before they are sent to the client)
 filter = /usr/bin/lame -b64 --quiet "@FPATH@" -
 # The end


Listen to TCP port NUM, default is 1234.
When a list of files is requested, and this option is TRUE, play them in alphabetical order.
Allow a maximum of NUM clients to be connected at the same time.
Use FILE as logfile if syslogd(8) isn't used.
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. You can specify several paths by adding several mp3path=PATH lines to this config file.
This is the path to the file which Ample should use as it's base for creating HTML pages. See ample.html(5) for more information.
If TRUE, all directories that Ample index:es will be scanned recursively (meaning that all subdirs will be checked for files as well)
The name of the server will be set to STRING instead of "Ample" (the servername is displayed to clients in various places).
STRING should be the IP address of the server where Ample is run. This is only needed if DNS resolving your server, for some reason, doesn't work.
If both username and password is specified in the config file, HTTP authentication will be enabled. This means that if a client wants to connect to ample, it must do so with a username and password in order to be granted acccess. If username or password is missing, HTTP authentication will be disabled.
See the description of username above.
Specifies an optional filter to run each file through before it is sent to the client. As an example, this could be used to downgrade the bitrate of a music file if you have a lousy net connection but lots of CPU cycles to spare. If STRING contains the word @FPATH@ it will be replaced with the absolute path of the file.


David Härdeman <>


ample(1), ample.html(5)