This is a common question we’ve seen on the RadioDJ forums.

“Will RadioDJ free radio automation software run under in .wine on Linux?”

RadioDJ free radio automation software

The short answer is “Not at present” and yes you can quote me on that!

The tests have been carried out on both 64bit and 32bit installs of Wine on different versions of Ubuntu.

“Even if you manage to get .NET 3.5/4.6.0 installed under WINE there is no guarantee RadioDJ will work properly on Linux”

(If you don’t believe us then feel free to test the theory out at your own risk!)

Even if you get the database installed and get RadioDJ fired up the program may not function and will constantly throw up .NET errors at you.

This is because RadioDJ relies on Microsoft .NET components that developers of Wine haven’t yet got permission to utilise…

We used to try every couple of months usually when we saw an update for .wine & MONO and get the same error messages everytime.

We last tested in March 2017 & couldn’t even get the database setup to open let alone actually run the program. The .exe file just sat there running but not executing using up CPU. We won’t be testing on .wine again I can test software on a VMware player machine running Windows 10 if needs be.

“There is a simple solution to this. We’ve ran RadioDJ for sometime now on Windows 10 using a Virtual environment using VMware Player“

You can find out more about VMWare Here

It’s really not as scary as it sounds. Providing your PC has enough RAM & a decent processor then there is absolutely no reason it shouldn’t work.

You should be able to run RadioDJ on a VM with as little as 1GB of RAM. We’re running currently running Windows 10 in a virtual machine with 6GB of RAM on a machine that has 16GB onboard. Everything seems to work as anticipated

We recommend Windows 7/8/10 as they’re the only operating systems RadioDJv2 works on.

When you have your OS installed and running then you can move onto installing RadioDJ.

First off sort out the UAC (User access controls) You need to set it to its lowest level.

Then move onto installing the MySQL database you can find an easy to install SQL program Here

A tutorial on installing the SQL server can be found Here.

If you find for some reason the audio isn’t working on your virtual machine then you would have to use either VoiceMeeter Or you can try these Virtual Audio Cables

If both the MySQL server and VAC/Voicemeeter are installed and working as you should then move onto the Installation of RadioDJ

How To Install RadioDJ

Once RadioDJ is successfully installed. You can move onto Importing tracks from the options menu.

If everything went to plan you should now have a working copy of RadioDJ on VMware player.

TIP: Don’t expect to learn how VMware player works in the space of 5 minutes. If you’re in any doubt as to how work a virtual machine then feel free to read the documentation on the VMware website

Last updated on: 26th September 2018
at 12:08 PM Europe/London