Installing Jinzora 3.0 Music Server

Jinzora 3.0 Login WindowJinzora is a web based media server and management system written in php. It enables you to play your music and organise your music from any computer connected to the internet. It can stream to different multimedia devices at multiple bandwidths, so you can listen to you music at home in high quality, listen to your home library from work, or even listen to your music using your Smart Phone on the train.

When i first setup a Jinzora server I was sceptical because every other media system Ive used hasn’t worked properly over the Internet. Jinzora on the other hand has no problem working over Internet, even when running on a slow Internet connection. So What do you need to setup a Jinzora server, first you’ll need a server running the LAMP stack, my simple tutorial for this setup can be found here.

Now you need to download jinzora to your web server root directory (Usually /var/www):

cd /var/www

If you use a different root directory navigate there instead of /var/www

sudo wget
sudo tar -xf jinzora-3.0.tar.gz
sudo mv jinzora-3.0 jinzora
sudo chmod 777 -R jinzora
cd jinzora
sudo sh
sudo apt-get install php5-gd
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now we need to change some settings in the php.ini to make jinzora work correctly

sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Search for “memory_limit = 16M” and change it to:

memory_limit = 64M

(if this is higher then 64M there is no need to change it)

Now search for “max_execution_time = 30” and change it to:

max_execution_time = 300

Now search for “post_max_size = 8M” and change it to:

post_max_size = 32M

Last, search for “upload_max_filesize = 2M” and change it to:

upload_max_filesize = 32M

Now save the php.ini and restart Apache

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

If you just want to download a pre setup php.ini file use this command instead:

sudo cp /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini.backup
sudo wget -O /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now navigate your web browser to http://[Your IP or Domain Name]/jinzora2

1. You will now see the Jinzora Welcome Screen

Jinzora 3.0 Welcome ScreenClick the “Proceed to Requirements” button

2. Jinzora will now check the install to ensure everything was setup correctly, So long as you don’t see any red lines click Proceed to License.

Jinzora 3.0 Requirements Page

3. You should now see the License screen, click the “I Agree …” check box and click “Proceed To Install Type” button

Licience Jinzora 3.0

4. You will now see the Installation Type screen, unless you have any special requirements just click the “Proceed to Main Settings” button

Jinzora 3.0

5. This is the main settings window, fill in the required fields:

Admin Username: This is the username for your Jinzora admin account.
Admin Password: The password for the admin account.
Default Access Level: Change this if you want people to access or server without a username or password
Backend Type: This is the database you’ll use “behind the scenes”, leave it at MySQL Database
Frontend: This is the interface type for your server, I personally prefer Slick. You can change this later if you want
Style: This is the colour scheme used for your server. You can change this later if you want

Data Structure: Here you choose how you want Jinzora to tag your music, “Tag Data” works best in most situations

Once you have finished entering all your settings click the “Process to Backend Setup”

Jinzora 3.0 Main Settings Window

6. You will now see the Backend Setup window, this is were we enter your SQL Settings:

Database User: This is the user Jinzora will Log into your MySQL server with
Database Password: The password for the MySQL account.
Database Name: This is the name of the database jinzora will use. Leave this at jinzora3 unless you already have setup a database.
Database Server: This is the location of your MySQL server, leave this at localhost unless you have setup an external database.
Create Database: Leave this set to “True”

Once complete click the “Continue with Backend Install” button.

Jinzora 3.0 Backend Setup

7. Jinzora will now setup the new database, if there are no problems (Everything should be green and say Successful!) click the “Proceed to Import Media” button

Jinzora 3.0 Backend Install

8. This is where you choose the location of your music on the server, click the browse button and choose the folder where you save your music. Then click the Analyse button on the new window. Once jinzora has finished importing your music click the “Proceed to Save Config” button

Jinzora 3.0 Import Media

9. This should tell you that the settings.php gilr was “Written Successfully” click the “Proceed to Launch Jinzora” button

Jinzora 3.0 Save

10. You will now see the final setup window, choose weather to share stats or not and click “Launch Jinzora”.

11. Now you can finally log into Jinzora, type in your admin username and password and click “Login”Jinzora 3.0 Login Window

12. You will probably see the following error message, go to your server and type:

sudo rm -r /var/www/jinzora/install

Then refresh your browser to see the Jinzora window.

Login Error Window

13. No that’s it your all done. You can now play the music. Well kinda, Jinzora 3.0 Initial Window

14. You can play your music but it streams through media player and personally I don’t like this. If you want a to use an embedded music player click

Admin tools icon Settings Icon
System Tools
Settings Manager
Main Settings
Play list
Then change Embedded_player to JVWP
Then click Update.

And that is it, you should now have a Jinzora media server setup and you should be able to play your music using its imbuild embedded player, enjoy!

Please leave your comments or feedback, thank you.

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