Installation

This page will guide you throught the installation of MellowPlayer on the supported operating systems.

GNU/Linux

We provide an AppImage so that you can try MellowPlayer on any distribution.

Download MellowPlayer-x86_64.AppImage from a github release, make it executable (chmod +x MellowPlayer-x86_64.AppImage) and run it, that’s all.

Please note that there are some limitations with the AppImage, it does not include proprietary codecs for licensing reasons.

Distribution specific packages can be download from openSUSE build service (Ubuntu and openSUSE Tumbleweed are currently supported)

Fedora

Starting from Fedora 27, MellowPlayer is available from the official stable repositories:

sudo dnf install mellowplayer

Proprietary codecs

Most services require proprietary audio codecs to work. You can install them from the RPMFusion repositories:

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install qt5-qtwebengine-freeworld

Flash

Services such as Deezer and Tidal require flash to work. You can install it from the adobe repositories:

sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
sudo dnf install flash-player-ppapi

Widevine

Spotify requires the widevine ppapi plugin to work, you can install it by running the below commands:

wget https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/c/chromium/chromium-61.0.3163.100-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
wget https://dl.google.com/widevine-cdm/1.4.8.1008-linux-x64.zip
tar -xvf chromium-61.0.3163.100-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
unzip 1.4.8.1008-linux-x64.zip

sudo mkdir /usr/lib/chromium
sudo cp libwidevinecdm.so /usr/lib/chromium
sudo cp ./usr/lib/chromium/libwidevinecdmadapter.so /usr/lib/chromium
sudo chmod 644 /usr/lib/chromium/libwidevinecdm.so
sudo chmod 644 /usr/lib/chromium/libwidevinecdmadapter.so

Ubuntu 17.10

Before installing MellowPlayer, make sure the universe repository is enabled:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Install procedure:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ColinDuquesnoy/xUbuntu_17.10/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mellowplayer.list"
wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ColinDuquesnoy/xUbuntu_17.10/Release.key -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install mellowplayer

ArchLinux

MellowPlayer is available from the AUR, install it with your favorite AUR tool (e.g. yaourt).

yaourt -S mellowplayer

openSuse Tumbleweed

Use the openSUSE build service web interface or install manually:

zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ColinDuquesnoy/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/home:ColinDuquesnoy.repo
zypper refresh
zypper install MellowPlayer

KaOS

MellowPlayer is available from KaOSx/apps repository, just run:

$ sudo pacman -S mellowplayer

Other distributions

You will have to compile from source. Grab the latest source release from the official website, extract the archive and run the following commands:

$ cmake .
$ make
$ sudo make install

Before compiling, you will need to install Qt >= 5.9 (with QtWebEngine and QtQuickControls2).

OS X

Just grab the dmg image from the official website (click on the OS X folder), drag and drop the MellowPlayer application in your Applications folder.

Please note the dmg we provide is built with a version of QtWebEngine built without proprietary codecs support (for licensing reasons). If your favorite service require proprietary codecs to work, you’ll need to build QtWebEngine with the flag use_proprietary_codecs and build MellowPlayer using that QtWebEngine version.

Windows

Just grab the windows installer from the official website (click on the Windows folder) and follow the instructions.

Please note the Windows Installer we provide is built with a version of QtWebEngine built without proprietary codecs support (for licensing reasons). If your favorite service require proprietary codecs to work, you’ll need to build QtWebEngine with the flag use_proprietary_codecs and build MellowPlayer using that QtWebEngine version.