Teamspeak is VoIP software for voice chatting with friends, but you can also listen and play music directly to its channels. This tutorial will explain how to create a music bot with Sinusbot. Sinusbot is a music bot for TS3 with a web-interface. You can configure it and play and upload songs through your web browser.
- Debian 8 VPS with 64-bit (amd64) architecture.
- Open port 8087.
- 5-10 minutes.
- The bot uses about 30 MB of RAM and 10 MB of HDD, the remainder of the space can be used for songs.
If you meet the requirements, you can follow these steps to download and install the Sinusbot program.
apt-get install x11vnc xinit xvfb libxcursor1 ca-certificates bzip2 curl libglib2.0-0 nano sudo screen
Since it is dangerous to run the program as root, create a user exclusively for Sinusbot and give it a password:
adduser --disabled-login ts3bot
Make a directory for the program, I recommend
/opt/ts3soundboard. Give ownership to the
mkdir -p /opt/ts3soundboard
chown ts3bot:ts3bot /opt/ts3soundboard
Going forward, we will be working with the
ts3bot user. Let’s give permissions to run some required commands as root:
You will see a file similar to the following appear in a text editor:
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
# Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of
# directly modifying this file.
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
# Host alias specification
# User alias specification
# Cmnd alias specification
# User privilege specification
At the end of the file, add the following line:
ts3bot ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
Now, save your changes with
Enter. Then, login as
ts3bot with following command:
We are now in the directory where we will install Sinusbot and Teamspeak, so let’s start with Sinusbot:
curl -O https://frie.se/ts3bot/sinusbot-0.9.8.tar.bz2
tar -xjf sinusbot-0.9.8.tar.bz2
cp config.ini.dist config.ini
Done. Continue to the next section for Teamspeak.
Installing Teamspeak and Youtube-DL
As we are setting up a music bot for Teamspeak 3, we also need the Teamspeak 3 application and
youtube-dl to play the music to server. Download both and give them permissions to run the set-up:
wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod 755 TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-220.127.116.11.run
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
Run the TS installer:
Now, we have all we need for running the bot, let’s configure it to run properly:
config.ini file to include the directories of Teamspeak3 and
TS3Path = "/opt/ts3soundboard/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_linux_amd64"
YoutubeDLPath = "/usr/local/bin/youtube-dl"
Save the file and exit
nano. Move a music-playing plugin to the Teamspeak directory:
cp plugin/libsoundbot_plugin.so /opt/ts3soundboard/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/plugins
Edit permissions for the Sinusbot program and check for updates:
sudo chmod 755 ts3bot
You can start the program and play music now, but it will close after closing your SSH client. You may run it in a screen session to prevent it from closing when you quit your SSH session.
Run the following command to start Sinusbot:
xinit /opt/ts3soundboard/ts3bot -- /usr/bin/Xvfb :1 -screen 0 800x600x16 -ac
You will see the program output some start-up information. At this point, it’s running. You can now access the web-interface with your browser, where you can upload and play songs. Navigate to:
The default login for the web interface is
admin as the user, and
foobar for the password. Newer versions of Sinusbot do not use the
foobar password, instead they print a random password to the console on the first startup. Remember to change the password immediately.
Enjoy your music bot!