WINDOWS (XP and later)
- Note: Some users have reported success using the PortAudio driver, though it is not currently supported.
Note: WIN10BUILDINSTRUCTIONS.pdf (in the same directory as this file) has screenshots of the Windows 10 build process and step-by-step instructions.
If you do not have Git installed, download it from https://git-scm.com/download/win. Open the command line by typing cmd.exe in the Windows search bar.
cd command to navigate to the directory where you would like to
install jacktrip, e.g.
cd C:\Users\Your User Name\.
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/jacktrip/jacktrip.git to
download a fresh copy of the repo or
git pull to update your repo.
On Windows 10, the easiest way to build is in the command line:
- To add the location of qmake to the path, in the Windows search bar, type
"environment variable" and click on the Environment Variables button in the
Advanced tab of System Properties. Find the Path variable in System variables,
click Edit, and enter the location of qmake, e.g.
C:\Qt\5.15.0\mingw81_64\bin, where 5.15.0 is the version of Qt you installed. To verify you have g++ installed, type
where g++in the command line. If the command returns
not foundrather than a path, go to the Qt Maintenance Tool, which might be in a directory such as
C:\Qt\maintenancetool.exe, and remove, then reinstall Qt. In the command line, use the
cdcommand to navigate to the project directory, e.g.
cd jacktripand execute the following commands: mkdir builddir (this step creates the build directory, and is only necessary if you're building for the first time)
$ cd builddir $ qmake -spec win32-g++ ../src/jacktrip.pro # you may skip this step if you're building for the first time $ mingw32-make clean # you may skip this step if you're building for the first time $ qmake -spec win32-g++ ../src/jacktrip.pro $ mingw32-make release
On earlier Windows versions, the easiest way to build is to download the free
Qt Creator IDE from https://www.qt.io/download since the jacktrip buildscript is
written in qmake.
src/jacktrip.pro and configure the project.
Make sure to select the MinGW compiler (for example the one shipped with QtCreator).
Building with Clang or Microsoft Visual Studio Compilers is currently not supported!
Download Jack2 from https://jackaudio.org/downloads/
Make sure to install Jack into
C:\Program Files (x86)\Jack (as this is the
path where the jacktrip build script will look for it).
Hit build in QtCreator.
Copy the dll files
Qt5Network.dll from your compiler's bin
C:\Qt\5.15.0\mingw81_64\bin to the folder in your project
jacktrip.exe is located, e.g.
In the above example, 5.15.0 is the version of Qt, MinGW 64 bit is the compiler.
The folder names may vary according to the Qt and compiler versions you are
Note: compiling with modifications in the .pro file (like adding a new source or header file) requires qmake which is only available in the Qt Creator package.
In the search field (Windows key + R), enter cmd.exe to open the command line.
cd command to navigate to the directory where the executable
jacktrip.exe is located, e.g.
From there, the following command should return the version of Jacktrip you installed:
If you see something like this, you have successfully installed Jacktrip:
JackTrip VERSION: 1.xx Copyright (c) 2008-2020 Juan-Pablo Caceres, Chris Chafe. SoundWIRE group at CCRMA, Stanford University