Installation

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

GNU/Linux

We provide both an AppImage that should run on most linux distributions, we also provide distribution specific packages can be download from openSUSE build service.

To use the AppImage, just grab the AppImage from the official website , make it executable (chmod +x MellowPlayer-x86_64.AppImage) and run it.

Please note that there are some limitations with the AppImage: e.g. it does not include proprietary codecs for licensing reasons. For that reason, it is always preferable to use a native package.

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 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 18.04

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_18.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mellowplayer.list"
wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ColinDuquesnoy/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mellowplayer

Ubuntu 18.10

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_18.10/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mellowplayer.list"
wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ColinDuquesnoy/xUbuntu_18.10/Release.key -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt 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 Leap 15

Use the openSUSE build service web interface or install manually:

zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ColinDuquesnoy/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/home:ColinDuquesnoy.repo
zypper refresh
zypper install 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 or use the AppImage.

See the README for build instructions.

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.

OS X

OSX is not officially supported anymore. You may try to build and run MellowPlayer from sources.