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This is  Linn Products' Open Source Software site.

Linn has 35 years of experience designing and manufacturing products that meet Linn's vision of Music for Life. The marriage of digital music, open protocols and open software bring a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with those that share our passion and enthusiasm for music.

Open source software enables Linn to collaborate with developers to build innovative and bespoke solutions to experience and explore Music for Life.

Openness provides the following benefits for customers,

  • The use of open audio formats prevents format lock-in, freeing the customer to access their music in perpetuity
  • The use of open interfaces prevents customer lock-in, freeing the customer to choose best-in-breed products from many vendors based on merit

Openness means music is the centre of your home, rather than a product.

If you wish to start developing with the Linn Open Source code go to the developer program for build instructions and to view the software architecture documentation.


Music at your finger tips

Kinsky is an open source UPnP control point for iPod/iPhone/iPad/Windows/MacOSX/Linux and PocketPC.


  • Queue music from your Media Servers to any Media Renderer in your home
  • Support for album art while browsing your media library
  • Track display that supports displaying of album art
  • Fullscreen mode with large artwork.
  • Advanced playlist manipulation
    • Move tracks to anywhere in the playlist
    • Enhanced insert mechanism using Play now, next, and later concept
  • Supports UPnP AV V1.0 Media Servers
  • Supports all Linn DS products ( Klimax DS,  Akurate DS,  Sneaky Music DS etc)
  • Standard transport controls (Play, Pause, Skip Forward, Skip Back)
  • Standard preamp controls (Volume, Mute, Linn Source Selection)
  • Written in C#
  • Licensed under the terms of the New BSD License

Additional Features (Windows/MacOSX/Linux)

  • Kinsky Plugin System
    • Allows almost endless supply of media through 3rd party providers
    • Simple install, uninstall and upgrade procedure
  • Direct Play: drag tracks from your local hard drive (or from the web) into your playlist for immediate playback
  • Bookmarks: Allows saving of your favourite media locations for quick and convenient access.
  • Enhanced user experience through extensive use of drag 'n' drop
    • Drag tracks from the browser to any location in your playlist
    • Drag tracks to the waste bin to delete them from your playlist
    • Drag tracks to the save button to create a new playlist containing those tracks
  • Kompact mode to save desktop space when using other applications

Check out the screenshots

Release history


Songcast is an open source application that allows you to send any audio from your computer to your Linn DS player and get better sound from your music services and web pages.

  • Available for Windows 7
  • Available for Mac OS X (64 bit only, Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later and Lion)

Release history


KinskyClassic is an open source UPnP control point.

  • Queue music from your Media Servers to any Media Renderer in your home
  • Supports UPnP AV V1.0 Media Servers
  • Supports UPnP AV V1.0 Media Renderers
  • Supports Linn DS products ( Klimax DS,  Akurate DS,  Majik DS,  Sneaky Music DS)
  • Browse your home room by room
    • Supports Sonos  ZonePlayers and  ZoneBridges by setting their Zone
    • Supports UPnP AV V1.0 Media Renderers by setting their "Friendly Name"
  • Standard transport controls (Play, Pause, Stop, Skip Forward, Skip Back)
  • Standard preamp controls (Volume, Mute, Linn Source Selection)
  • Fully skinnable
  • Playlist control
  • Runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X (using Mono or .NET 2.0)
  • Written in C#
  • Licensed under the terms of the New BSD License

Release history


KinskyJukebox is an open source application to manage playlists and presets for the Linn Jukebox service.

  • The jukebox service provides a means of loading stored playlists into your Linn DS device from a known http location, bypassing any media server application
  • Scan your music collection and create presets for various groupings (ie Artist, Album, Genre, etc)
  • Easily create home made presets from your existing collection
  • Easily add presets for new music
  • Provides an optional built in http server for serving your music and album art
  • Print a catalog of all presets, including album art and track information

Release history


KinskyPronto - Philips Pronto Control for DS

KinskyPronto integrates Linn DS devices into  Philips Pronto controlled systems

More information here

There will be no further development of KinskyPronto due to Philips discontinuing the Pronto controllers


Skweezy DS

SkweezyDs is a plugin for Logitech's SqueezeCenter which lets you use this to both serve and control your DS. Enables control of DS using any standard SqueezeCenter controller such as

  • Duet controller
  • Squeezebox with IR handset
  • SqueezeCenter web interface
  • iPeng on iPhone or iPod Touch

Tested with

  • SqueezeCenter 7.3.3
  • Squeezebox Server 7.4x, 7.5x

Note that an actual Squeezebox or Duet controller is required for this to work

SkrobbleDs - Last FM scrobbler for DS players

SkrobbleDs scrobbles tracks listened to on any DS player to Last FM

  • Supports DS players with Cara-6 and more recent firmware (including Davaar)
  • Individual DS players can scrobble to different Last FM accounts
  • Uses the more secure Version2 Last FM interface
  • Runs on any machine on the network
  • Windows installer for XP / Vista / Win7 / Home Server
  • Python source for Linux and Mac OS/X

More Information

Leia DS

 Leia DS is a DS control point for the N800 and N810.

Kodegen - Generate code with Kodegen

Kodegen is a general purpose code generation system written in C#.

Xslt - XML transformation tool

Xslt is a command-line facade over the mono or .Net XSLT transformation library written in C#. Use it to transform core XML files into XHTML, RSS, ATOM, etc

KivorExport - Export audio data from a Kivor

KivorExport is a utility to export audio data from a Linn Kivor to a NAS, transcoding to FLAC and tagging files as it does so. Windows executable and source code (suitable for Windows, Linux, Mac) available

KivorGUI - Kivor & Akurate Music Server control

KivorGUI is an executable to control the Kivor or Akurate Music Server by RS232 or ethernet (suitable for Windows Only)

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