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hg-logo Source

Quod Libet uses Mercurial for source control and is hosted on Google Code as well as Bitbucket:

To clone the repository:

hg clone
hg clone

source-logo Release Tarballs

Release Filename
Quod Libet 3.1.1 quodlibet-3.1.1.tar.gz
Quod Libet Plugins 3.1.1 quodlibet-plugins-3.1.1.tar.gz
Quod Libet 3.0.2 quodlibet-3.0.2.tar.gz
Quod Libet Plugins 3.0.2 quodlibet-plugins-3.0.2.tar.gz
Quod Libet 2.6.3 quodlibet-2.6.3.tar.gz
Quod Libet Plugins 2.6.3 quodlibet-plugins-2.6.3.tar.gz

For old releases see the full file listing.

ubuntu-logo Ubuntu

Stable PPA:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa

Unstable PPA:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/dumpingplace


Quod Libet 3.x supports Ubuntu 12.04, but needs some updated dependencies that you’ll need to install separately:

debian-logo Debian

Unstable Repo:

deb quodlibet-unstable/

Repo key:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 0C693B8F

fedora-logo Fedora

Stable Repo:

Unstable Repo:

windows-logo Windows

Release Filename
Quod Libet 3.1.1 quodlibet-3.1.1-installer.exe
Quod Libet 3.1.1 (portable) quodlibet-3.1.1-portable.exe
Quod Libet 2.6.3 quodlibet-2.6.3-installer.exe
Quod Libet 2.6.3 (portable) quodlibet-2.6.3-portable.exe

For old releases see the full file listing.

arch-logo Arch Linux


$ pacman -S quodlibet


See quodlibet-hg in the AUR.

source-logo Running from Source

Install mercurial and check out the source:

$ hg clone
$ cd quodlibet

QL/EF expects the plugins to be in “~/.quodlibet/plugins” so create a symlink:

$ mkdir ~/.quodlibet
$ ln -s $(readlink -f plugins) ~/.quodlibet/plugins

Now switch to the real QL folder:

$ cd quodlibet

If you want translations, you have to create the gettext translation files:

$ ./ build_mo

Run Quod Libet or Ex Falso:

$ ./
$ ./

To update to the latest version, switch to the QL dir and run:

$ hg pull --update
$ ./ build_mo # (only if you need translations)

macosx-logo Mac OS X

sudo port install quodlibet