The official desktop application suite

Build Instructions

qmake && make

Apps are styled using stylesheets which are found in the source directory of the app. To apply the style execute the application in the following manner:

./audioscrobbler -stylesheet path/to/audioscrobbler.css

(by default the executable path is checked for the css file on Windows and on OSX the bundle Resource directory is checked)

If building didn’t work it’s because:-

Build Dependencies

Qt is readily available as a simple binary installer on all platforms.

You will also need depending on your chosen platform:-


  • pkg-config
  • taglib
  • libsamplerate
  • fftw3
  • libmad

Possibly you’ll have to play around to get a phonon that works with KDE4 and Qt. I can’t help you there I’m afraid. An example Ubuntu installation would probably go:

sudo apt-get install qt4-dev pkg-config libtag libsamplerate libfftw3 libmad
./configure && make -j2 && make install

I wrote that from memory as I’m working on a Mac today. If it’s wrong please write and correct me. KTHXBAI.

Ubuntu install deps line:

sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev libqt4-sql-sqlite

Mac OS X

We suggest you install Qt 4.8 from the Qt SDK from the Qt website. Then, the easiest way to install the additional dependencies is with MacPorts:-

sudo port install taglib libsamplerate fftw-3 libmad


We only build via cygwin. You will also need the latest Windows SDK. We build using Visual Studio 2008. Good luck with building on Windows. It’s hard!

Build Support

We support developers trying to build the source on any platform.

Seeing as we don’t provide many varieties of binary package on Linux, we also support non-developers building from source there. However within reason! Please check around the net a little first. Ask your friends. Demand help from people standing at bus-stops.

Maybe check the official forum:


If you find a bug in the software, please let us know about it.

Michael Coffey[email protected] Desktop App Lead Developer,

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