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Installation for Macintosh

Make sure you’ve already read the Getting Started page.

  1. Download Jamulus
  2. Extract the downloaded .zip file. Double-click on the .zip file, which will create new folder of same name. The folder contains the license file and a .dmg file containing the application.
  3. Double-click the .dmg file to open it. It will unpack and you will see two files (Jamulus client and server)
  4. Drag and drop both icons into your Applications folder to install Jamulus.
  5. Run Jamulus. Now you should be able to use Jamulus just like any other application. If you see a message which tells you that Jamulus can’t be opened because the developer can’t be verified, read on and have a look at the following section.

You can remove the folder in the Downloads directory containing the .dmg and eject the “Jamulus” drive on your desktop. They are no longer needed.

You can also compile your own binary if you feel so inclined.

“Jamulus” can’t be opened because the developer cannot be verified

The first time you try to double-click Jamulus to run it, you will probably see a message saying it cannot be opened.

To fix this, navigate to the Applications folder via Finder click on Jamulus, right-click (or control-click), and select “Open” from the top of the menu.

You will then get a slightly different version of the same message, which allows you to click Open and go ahead with running it. You will not be shown this warning again - just double-click it to run after that. For further information see this Apple Support Page.

See also this excellent guide by Simon Tomlinson (or directly on Facebook).

All installed?

Jamulus has been installed and can be used now. If you haven’t set up your audio gear yet, have a look at Hardware Setup.

For detailed information on using Jamulus, please see the help manual.

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