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Installation for Windows and macOS

Please ensure you have read the server overview

  • Windows users - Start the server using the entry for “Jamulus server” in the Windows start menu.

  • macOS users - Double-click the “Jamulus server” icon in Applications (assuming you put the files from the install there as per these instructions).

  • Linux users - Please refer to the GUI server instructions.

server-setup

Public server setup

  1. On checking “Make My Server Public” you should see a confirmation message saying whether your server has registered successfully.

  2. Type in the name, city and country so that other users can easily identify you.

  3. Specify a musical genre if you wish. This will make your server appear in the relevant server list for clients (see more details on Central Servers).

The Chat Welcome Message appears to all users when they join the server (the chat window will open automatically for them).

Private server setup

If you do not check the “Make My Server Public”, you will be running a private server and need to read these instructions.

If you want to run a client on the same machine you should connect the client to 127.0.0.1 for best performance. (Similarly, if you want to connect a client on another machine on your LAN, use the server’s LAN IP address).

Recording

Turn on server recording by first setting the Recording Directory in the Options tab. Recording starts once the first person connects to the server, and stops when the last person leaves. Use the “New Recording” button to create a new sub-directory in which the recordings will be stored. Note that Recordings are per track in Audacity.lof format and REAPER.rpp. Open the respective files to listen to them in those applications.

Note: When your server is recording, clients will display a message that recording is on.

For headless servers: you can control the recording function using these instructions.

Other options

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Windows users - If you want the server to start automatically on system start, enable the corresponding check box.

(Leave the “Custom Central Server Address” field empty unless you need to list your server on a private central server)


See also Command Line Options for other parameters you can set.

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