SoundCenter - Music, Sound Effects, Webradio and Voice Chat for Minecraft!

Version: v0.1

SoundCenter (formerly CustomMusic) allows you to set music boxes or regions that stream your own music, sound effects or webradio to all players in realtime. It also implements a simple voice chat for Minecraft. In the future SoundCenter will add a lot of cool audio features to minecraft, such as sound effects on events.

To use the features that SoundCenter offers, you and everyone who wants to hear music and voice chat must use the SoundCenter client, which is running on

You do not have to download or install anything. The client is running as a java applet on the website. You will get a message with a link to the client when you join the server. When you follow this link, the client will automatically connect. - Could not be easier.

To give you a very little idea of what it does (video is not up-to-date):


  • You can set imaginary jukeboxes, cuboid areas or worlds and biomes as music stations
  • Stations can either play your own music or sound effects, or webradio streams
  • You can also play music globally on the whole server
  • You can upload your own music files easily via the SoundCenter client
  • Supported audio formats: mp3, midi, ogg (for webradio only)
  • Everything is easily and intuitively managable with the clients user interface
  • Every feature is configurable and you can limit access with permissions

Extra Features:

  • Voice chat
    • SoundCenter adds a simple voice chat to your Bukkit server
    • You can speak locally (only players that are not far from you can hear you. Volume depends on their distance)
    • But you can also speak globally (The whole server can hear you)
    • You can disable voice chat on your server if you don't like this feature
  • many more to come

How does it work?
Okay so I have SoundCenter installed on my server, what do my users have to do now? It's easy: Login to your server. If you are not running the client yet, you will see a message with a link to If you follow this link, the SoundCenter client will load and automatically fill in the required information to connect to your server. Press connect - now you can add and upload your songs in the "Music" tab, or add biomes or worlds to your stations. If you want to set boxes and areas, you can do this ingame via /sc set <area|box>. That's easier, because the box will be created at your coordinates. You can edit all properties of your stations by pressing the "Edit Station" button in the "Stations" tab.
For detailed instructions on how to install or use the commands visit


How to use

F. A. Q.

Before you ask a question, take a look at the frequently asked questions.


Be aware of the risks this plugin comes with:

  • Every user with upload permission can upload any file with the extension .mp3/.midi or .mid
  • Users can also upload copyright protected music files
  • Mp3 files are streamed from the server to the clients. This will cause a lot of traffic if a lot of players are in range of a station. However, you can limit the maximum bandwidth used for streaming and the maximum number of SoundCenter users.

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  • Avatar of TDxStabby TDxStabby Oct 31, 2014 at 14:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Sometimes my 'Play Globally' button within the applet does not respond. Altough I've connected to the server, and in-game chat says: AudioClient initialised.

    Is there any way to fix this? After reloading and reconnecting it occasionally works again, I do not understand why this issue occurs.

  • Avatar of bbayu bbayu Oct 26, 2014 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I have an issue:

    AudioClient (The web):

    [INFO] UDP-Client started.

    [INFO] TCP-Client started on:

    [WARNING] Initialization failed!

    IP-Verification was not successfull.

    Is SoundCenter running on the same computer as your Minecraft client?

    [INFO] Closing connection to server. Reason: Unknown

    [INFO] UDP-Client was shut down!

    [INFO] TCP-Client was shut down!

    MC Console:

    [09:05:16 INFO]: [SoundCenter] Closed TCP-connection to user bbayu on / Reason: IP-Verification failed.

    What happened? Why can't I connect?

  • Avatar of RyanGFX RyanGFX Oct 01, 2014 at 01:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this not work on hosted servers? My host uses an open port and it is still not working.

  • Avatar of ChristopherCruz ChristopherCruz Sep 11, 2014 at 05:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @dawnsin: Go

    you can just their source code and upload it to your website first you must compile and etc..

  • Avatar of dawnsin dawnsin Aug 07, 2014 at 00:57 UTC - 0 likes

    when will we be able to host this on our own websites so players dont have to be redirected to another site?

  • Avatar of ramisotti ramisotti Aug 04, 2014 at 22:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Work this on BungeeCord Server?

  • Avatar of StoneCraftCZ StoneCraftCZ Jul 31, 2014 at 09:08 UTC - 0 likes

    i can use this because its on another java platform ://

  • Avatar of nenekoxkun nenekoxkun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:27 UTC - 0 likes

    nvm, it started randomly working for some reason.

  • Avatar of nenekoxkun nenekoxkun Jul 27, 2014 at 02:24 UTC - 0 likes

    I am hosting my own 1.7.9 server with MC forge 1.7.10 the java applet works but give me the udp error, I have my firewall off, but I still went in and allowed the port 4224 inbound and outbound on udp and tcp and have port forwarded 4224 to my computer. just wondering if anyone can help me solve this.

  • Avatar of HellaRAW HellaRAW Jul 21, 2014 at 14:59 UTC - 0 likes

    [INFO] Error while writing to sourceDataLine:



Date created
Nov 05, 2011
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Jan 13, 2014
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