A music player that connects to your cloud/distributed storage.

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🕸 Web version
🖥 Native version
⚗️ Github repository

Which services does it use?

Diffuse uses two layers of services, these layers are:

  1. User layer
  2. Music layer

User layer

This layer will use a service to store data from a user, such as the user’s favourites, their playlists and data from the processed music files.

You can choose between these services:

Music layer

This layer connects with the services the user has on which music can be found. No data is written to these services. You can combine all of the following services:

How does it work?

Diffuse locates all the music files on the given services, extracts the metadata and then stores it via the user layer (which was explained before).

Supported File Formats


There’s only one thing you need to do yourself so that your service will work with the application, and that’s setting up CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing). Here are the instructions you’ll need for each service:

Amazon S3

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<CORSConfiguration xmlns="http://s3.amazonaws.com/doc/2006-03-01/">


Not necessary.


Not necessary.


ipfs config --json API.HTTPHeaders.Access-Control-Allow-Origin '["*"]'
ipfs config --json Gateway.HTTPHeaders.Access-Control-Allow-Origin '["*"]'
ipfs config --json Gateway.HTTPHeaders.Access-Control-Allow-Headers '["X-Requested-With", "Range", "Content-Range"]'

Microsoft Azure Storage



Not necessary.


The user interface should be self explanatory, but there are a few “hidden” features:

  • You can select multiple tracks using the SHIFT key and then add that selection to the queue or a playlist by right clicking on the selection (desktop only).
  • You can reorder playlist tracks with drag-and-drop.


Searching is powered by lunr.js, which means you can use all these wildcards and other stuff to refine your search. A few examples:

# "Parkway Drive" or "Iron Maiden".
# The non-escaped space (ie. ` `, not `\ `) indicates a new term.
Parkway\ Drive Iron\ Maiden

# Show me every track of which the artist's name starts with 'park'.

# Show me every track from Parkway Drive's "Deep Blue" album.
artist:Parkway\ Drive + album:Deep\ Blue

# Show me every track from Parkway Drive but not their "Atlas" album.
artist:Parkway\ Drive - album:Atlas