Install from sourceΒΆ

If you are on Linux, but can’t install from the APT archive or from AUR, you can install Mopidy from source by hand.

  1. First of all, you need Python 2.7. Check if you have Python and what version by running:

    python --version
  2. You need to make sure you have pip, the Python package installer. You’ll also need a C compiler and the Python development headers to build pyspotify later.

    This is how you install it on Debian/Ubuntu:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential python-dev python-pip

    And on Arch Linux from the official repository:

    sudo pacman -S base-devel python2-pip

    And on Fedora Linux from the official repositories:

    sudo yum install -y gcc python-devel python-pip


    On Fedora Linux, you must replace pip with pip-python in the following steps.

  3. Then you’ll need to install GStreamer 0.10 (>= 0.10.31, < 0.11), with Python bindings. GStreamer is packaged for most popular Linux distributions. Search for GStreamer in your package manager, and make sure to install the Python bindings, and the “good” and “ugly” plugin sets.

    If you use Debian/Ubuntu you can install GStreamer like this:

    sudo apt-get install python-gst0.10 gstreamer0.10-plugins-good \
        gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-tools

    If you use Arch Linux, install the following packages from the official repository:

    sudo pacman -S gstreamer0.10-python gstreamer0.10-good-plugins \

    If you use Fedora you can install GStreamer like this:

    sudo yum install -y python-gst0.10 gstreamer0.10-plugins-good \
        gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-tools

    If you use Gentoo you need to be careful because GStreamer 0.10 is in a different lower slot than 1.0, the default. Your emerge commands will need to include the slot:

    emerge -av gst-python gst-plugins-bad:0.10 gst-plugins-good:0.10 \
        gst-plugins-ugly:0.10 gst-plugins-meta:0.10

    gst-plugins-meta:0.10 is the one that actually pulls in the plugins you want, so pay attention to the use flags, e.g. alsa, mp3, etc.

  4. Install the latest release of Mopidy:

    sudo pip install -U mopidy

    To upgrade Mopidy to future releases, just rerun this command.

    Alternatively, if you want to track Mopidy development closer, you may install a snapshot of Mopidy’s develop Git branch using pip:

    sudo pip install --allow-unverified=mopidy mopidy==dev
  5. Optional: If you want Spotify support in Mopidy, you’ll need to install libspotify and the Mopidy-Spotify extension.

    1. Download and install the latest version of libspotify for your OS and CPU architecture from Spotify.

      For libspotify 12.1.51 for 64-bit Linux the process is as follows:

      tar zxfv libspotify-12.1.51-Linux-x86_64-release.tar.gz
      cd libspotify-12.1.51-Linux-x86_64-release/
      sudo make install prefix=/usr/local

      Remember to adjust the above example for the latest libspotify version supported by pyspotify, your OS, and your CPU architecture.

    2. If you’re on Fedora, you must add a configuration file so can be found:

      echo /usr/local/lib | sudo tee /etc/
      sudo ldconfig
    3. Then install the latest release of Mopidy-Spotify using pip:

      sudo pip install -U mopidy-spotify
  6. Optional: If you want to scrobble your played tracks to, you need to install Mopidy-Scrobbler:

    sudo pip install -U mopidy-scrobbler
  7. For a full list of available Mopidy extensions, see Extensions.

  8. Finally, you need to set a couple of config values, and then you’re ready to run Mopidy.