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Installation

Download

The latest PraxisLIVE release can be downloaded from http://www.praxislive.org/download. Details of each release and changes included are on the Github release page.

Platform-specific packages are available for Windows, OS X and Linux. There is also a cross-platform Zip bundle.

System requirements

PraxisLIVE downloads for Windows and macOS include their own copy of OpenJDK 8. Linux users, or those using the plain zip download, need to ensure they run with a Java 8 JDK. PraxisLIVE requires Java 8, and will not currently run on Java 9 or above (support for running on Java 9+ will come in a v4 update).

GStreamer 1.x is required for video capture and playback. The GStreamer libraries are not included in the PraxisLIVE downloads for. This is to reduce their size and ensure you can always use the GStreamer version you want. Latest recommended download links for GStreamer on Windows and macOS are shown below and on the Start Page in the application.

The OpenJDK currently bundled for Windows and macOS is Azul's Zulu distribution.

Windows

If you have an earlier version of PraxisLIVE already on your system then you should uninstall this before installing the new version. The uninstaller can be found in the folder in which you installed PraxisLIVE (you can also uninstall from the control panel).

Download and run the installer. You may need to give it permission to make changes to your system. The installer will (by default) create a menu entry and desktop shortcut, and offer to start PraxisLIVE directly after installation.

For video playback and capture, install the GStreamer library. Make sure to choose the full installation, rather than typical, if you want to use webcams, etc.

macOS

PraxisLIVE is available as macOS Application Bundle. Simply download and extract the bundle from the archive.

For video playback and capture, install the GStreamer library.

Linux

The Linux .deb package should work on any Debian / Ubuntu derived system. Installation requires admin permissions, and can be managed like any other software on your system. The package file should open by default in GDebi or Ubuntu Software Centre. GStreamer 1.x will be recommended in the unlikely event it is not already installed.

Zip bundle

A cross-platform Zip bundle is also available. This can be used if you cannot install PraxisLIVE on your system, though installed usage should be preferred.

To use the Zip bundle, unzip the archive to a suitable location, then run praxis_live (Linux / macOS) or praxis_live.exe (Windows) from inside the bin directory. Make sure you have a Java 8 JDK installed and set as the default.