LibreTime is quick and easy to install and get running. Follow this guide to go from zero to full internet radio station in 10 minutes!
Note: this guide is assuming you are using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for installation, which comes with
netplan, and that you have already installed
ntp. NTP configuration instructions can be found here. While it is possible to install LibreTime on other OSes, such as CentOS 7, Debian 9 and 10, and Raspbian 9 and 10, these are less tested. Firewall and static IP address configuration will need to be done according to your OSes instructions.
|On-Premises Install (FM + Internet Radio)||Cloud Install (Internet Radio Only)|
|1 Ghz Processor||1vCPU|
|2 GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Wired ethernet connection and a static IP address (see below for instructions)||2 TB of data transfer/month|
Configure the server to have a static IP address by modifying the Netplan configuration. If you’re using a cloud VM, you likely already have a static IP address. Check with your provider to confirm this.
cd /etc/netplan && ls # find the netplan filename sudo nano ##-netcfg.yaml
If the Netplan configuration is empty, fill in the file with the example below. Otherwise,
input the IP address reserved for the server in
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/yy format, the gateway (the IP address
of your router), and the DNS nameserver. If you don’t have a nameserver on your network,
feel free to use Cloudflare’s:
network: version: 2 renderer: networkd ethernets: enp3s0: addresses: [192.168.88.8/24] gateway4: 192.168.88.1 nameservers: addresses: 192.168.88.1
Next, configure Ubuntu’s firewall by running:
sudo ufw enable sudo ufw allow 80/tcp sudo ufw allow 8000/tcp
Unblock ports 8001 and 8002 if you plan on broadcasting live with Libretime.
sudo ufw enable 8001/tcp sudo ufw enable 8002/tcp
If needed, instuctions for setting up a reverse proxy can be found here.
Installing LibreTime consists of running the following commands in the terminal:
git clone https://github.com/LibreTime/libretime.git cd libretime sudo ./install -fiap
After the install is completed, head to the IP address of the server LibreTime was just installed on to complete the welcome wizard. While not strictly necessary, it is recommended that you change the passwords prompted in the welcome wizard if you intend on accessing the server from the Internet. The welcome wizard will walk you through the rest of the installation process.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up LibreTime!
If you plan to have LibreTime output analog audio directly from its server to a mixing console or transmitter,
www-data user needs to be added to the
audio user group using the command below.
sudo adduser www-data audio
Now that the install is complete, use these guides to help you continue to set up your LibreTime server