Installation overview

Install requirements

A requirements file stores a list of dependencies to be installed for your project/application.

To get started with Django-audiofield you must have the following installed:

  • python >= 2.4 (programming language)
  • Apache / http server with WSGI modules
  • Django Framework >= 1.3 (Python based Web framework)
  • Django-uuidfield

Install dependencies

Install dependencies on Debian:

apt-get -y install libsox-fmt-mp3 libsox-fmt-all mpg321 ffmpeg

Install dependencies on Redhat/CentOS:

yum -y install python-setuptools libsox-fmt-mp3 libsox-fmt-all mpg321 ffmpeg

Install requirements

Use PIP to install the dependencies listed in the requirments file,:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt


Add audiofield into INSTALLED_APPS in


Add the following code to your middleware:


If you are going to add customer audio form on your frontend, please add following:

# Frontend widget values
CHANNEL_TYPE_VALUE = 0  # 0-Keep original, 1-Mono, 2-Stereo

FREQ_TYPE_VALUE = 8000  # 0-Keep original, 8000-8000Hz, 16000-16000Hz, 22050-22050Hz,
                     # 44100-44100Hz, 48000-48000Hz, 96000-96000Hz

CONVERT_TYPE_VALUE = 0 # 0-Keep original, 1-Convert to MP3, 2-Convert to WAV, 3-Convert to OGG

Run following commands:

python syncdb

python collectstatic