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 3.5/4.0 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 Virtualbox running Windows 7 if needs be.

“However before you panic there is a simple solution to this. We’ve successfully ran RadioDJ for sometime now in Windows 7/10 in a Virtual-box environment”

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 virtualbox with as little as 1GB of RAM. We’re running currently running Windows 10 in a Virtualbox with 4GB of RAM on a machine that has 16GB onboard. Everything seems to work as anticipated

Install Virtual Box for your flavour of Linux.

Install your preferred version of Windows as a VDI onto Virtualbox.

We recommend Windows 7/8/10 (It will run on Windows XP/Vista but we don’t recommend using those for security reasons).

If you are unsure how to make a VDI then the Virtualbox User Manual should help you.

When you have your OS installed and running don’t forget to install the Virtualbox guest additions (Tip: You do that from the “devices” menu)

Once Windows is installed and updates have been sorted then you can move onto installing RadioDJ

First off sort out the UAC (User access controls) You need full “Administrator Privileges” to run RadioDJ successfully.

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

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

Once the SQL server is installed we then suggest you install VoiceMeeter

Or you can try these Virtual Audio Cables

If both the SQL server and VAC/Voicemeeter are installed and working as you should then move onto the Installation of 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 Virtualbox.

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

Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 17:06 PM Europe/London

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