Audiobookshelf

Audiobookshelf is a self-hosted audiobook and podcast server

Audiobookshelf

Audiobookshelf is a free and open-source self-hosted audiobook and podcast server. Connect to your Audiobookshelf server and stream your audiobooks and podcasts directly to your device.

Audiobookshelf does not currently support a Base URL, so we can only offer HTTP (no encryption) access to the application. Once the Audibbookshelf developers add this feature, we will update the installation process to configure the nginx reverse proxy and enable HTTPS.

Initial Setup

Configuration

The directories should be structured in an organized manner. For example, you can set the author as top directory, as shown below. More information can be found here.

├── Audiobooks
│   ├── An Author
│   │   └── 1965 - My Favorite Book
│   │       ├── Audio Track 1.mp3
│   │       ├── Audio Track 2.mp3
│   │       └── Cover.jpg
│   └── A Different Author
│       ├── 1962 - Another Book
│       │   ├── Audio Track 1.mp3
│       │   ├── Audio Track 2.mp3
│       │   └── Cover.jpg
│       └── 1968 - Yet Another Book
│           ├── Audio Track 1.mp3
│           ├── Audio Track 2.mp3
│           └── Cover.jpg
├── Podcasts
│   ├── The Ultra.CC Experience
│   │   ├── Episode 1.mp3
│   │   ├── Episode 2.mp3
│   │   └── Episode 3.mp3
│   └── The UltraServers Podcast
│       ├── Episode 1.mp3
│       ├── Episode 2.mp3
│       └── Episode 3.mp3

Add Users

In Audiobookshelf you can give additional users access to the server.

If the process of adding a new user is successfully completed, a notification will appear in the top right corner of the Audiobookshelf web UI.

Mobile Client App

Once you have the Audiobookshelf server properly set up and configured, you can download the mobile client app and connect it to the server. The mobile client app is available for Android and iOS, links can be found here.