Installing Musique on Linux

The binary download is just a “best effort”. The proper way to install Musique on Linux is through packages built for your distribution.

Unzip what you have downloaded and run musique. You’ll have to create a launcher by yourself. Icons for the launcher can be found inside the data directory. The 256×256 icon should be fine. Also make sure you install the needed dependencies.


Musique depends on the Qt framework, Sqlite and Taglib. The binaries provided require Qt 4.6. Musique can also be built for Qt 4.5, but you have to do it yourself.

On Ubuntu and other Debian derivatives you can install the dependencies with the following command:

sudo apt-get install libqtgui4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqt4-dbus libqt4-sql-sqlite libtag1c2a phonon-backend-vlc

Playback issues

Should you experience playback issues, you can try removing the Xine Phonon backend:

sudo apt-get remove phonon-backend-xine phonon-backend-gstreamer


Use a package for your distribution.


Ubuntu and Debian have a Musique package, although it is not always updated. The Webupd8 PPA always has the latest version packaged for Ubuntu.

Gentoo has an official ebuild ready to be emerged. Also Slackware has an official build. OpenSUSE has user contributed RPMs