2. Installing Mixxx

This part of the manual provides step-by-step directions for installing Mixxx on your computer.

2.1. Installation on Windows

Mixxx Installation on Windows 10 - Ready to install the application

Mixxx Installation on Windows 10 - Ready to install the application

  • Download Mixxx for Windows from http://mixxx.org/download/ .
  • Using Windows Explorer browse to the location where the Mixxx download was saved, usually the Desktop or Downloads folder.
  • Double-click the Mixxx installer .EXE to open it up.
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions in the installer.
  • If the installation is complete, a confirmation screen will appear.
  • Close the installer screen.

Mixxx is supported on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP, with native 32 and 64-bit versions.

Note

If you are not sure about 32-bit versus 64-bit, pick the 32-bit version when downloading the Mixxx installer.

Warning

You may encounter a warning message similar to “Security Warning - Publisher could not be verified”. This is because the Mixxx installer is not digitally signed. Ignore the message and continue the installation. It does not indicate a security risk, if you can trust the source website such as www.mixxx.org .

2.2. Installation on Mac OS X

Mixxx Installation - Ready to drop the Mixxx icon to the Applications folder

Mixxx Installation - Ready to drop the Mixxx icon to the Applications folder

  • Download Mixxx for Mac OS X from http://mixxx.org/download/ .
  • Using Finder browse to the location where the Mixxx download was saved, usually the Desktop or Downloads folder.
  • Double-click the Mixxx installer .DMG file, a new Finder window appears.
  • Locate the Mixxx icon within this new Finder window. Drag-and-drop it into your Applications folder.
  • Eject the Mixxx installation volume from the Finder by clicking on the icon right next to Mixxx volume name.

Mixxx requires an Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.

2.3. Installation on GNU/Linux

Official packages of Mixxx are only offered for Ubuntu Linux. However, Mixxx can build on almost any Linux distribution.

2.3.1. Installation on Ubuntu

2.3.1.1. Method A: Personal Package Archive (ppa)

  • Open a terminal and type the following commands. Type in your administrator password if asked for.

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mixxx
    
  • Start Mixxx by simply typing mixxx into the terminal, then hit Return .

2.3.1.2. Method B: The Ubuntu Software Center

Mixxx Installation from the Ubuntu Software Center

Mixxx Installation from the Ubuntu Software Center

The Ubuntu Software Center provides the easiest and safest way to install software on Ubuntu.

  • Start the Ubuntu Software Center on your computer.
  • Search for mixxx in the Software center.
  • Select Mixxx and click the Install button.
  • Type in your administrator password if asked for.
  • Mixxx will be installed and an icon is added to the frequently-used program icons on the launcher.

The Software Center version of Mixxx is under some circumstances out of date, therefore using Method A: Personal Package Archive (ppa) is preferable.

2.3.2. Installation on Other Distributions

Your distribution may maintain a non-official build that you may use. Alternatively, you can build Mixxx from source. This should be a pretty straightforward process, and it’s certainly easiest on GNU/Linux. For more information, go to:

2.4. Building Mixxx from Source

If your operating system isn’t listed here, then it’s likely you’re going to have to build Mixxx from the source code. For more information, go to: