This page will guide you throught the installation of MellowPlayer on the supported operating systems.
We provide several ways to install a pre-compiled version of MellowPlayer on GNU/Linux:
- Native packages
Flatpak is the recommended solution as it is what the developers use and test against. It contains a recent version of QtWebEngine/Chromium which is essential for MellowPlayer to work correctly.
Native packages (especially on old/LTS distributions) may cause problems as they don’t provide a recent version of QtWebEngine/Chromium
MellowPlayer is available on flathub:
flatpak install flathub com.gitlab.ColinDuquesnoy.MellowPlayer
Starting from Fedora 27, MellowPlayer is available from the official stable repositories:
sudo dnf install mellowplayer
Most services require proprietary audio codecs to work. You can install them from the RPMFusion repositories:
sudo dnf install qt5-qtwebengine-freeworld
MellowPlayer is available from the AUR, install it with your favorite AUR tool (e.g. yaourt).
yaourt -S mellowplayer
Widevine DRM Plugin¶
Many services like Spotify, Tidal and Amazon Music require the widevine DRM plugin to work.
You can install it on GNU/Linux by running the below script (tested with native packages and flatpak; make sure the binutils package is installed on Debian/Ubuntu providing the ar command)
curl -s "https://gitlab.com/ColinDuquesnoy/MellowPlayer/-/raw/master/scripts/install-widevine.sh" | bash
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.
OSX is not officially supported anymore. You may try to build and run MellowPlayer from sources.