Groovedown on Linux
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Thanks to a user called Ratz we are able to provide you a tutorial to make Groovedown run on Linux with the help of Wine.
What you need is Groovedown and of course Wine.
- Download Groovedown from http://groovedown.me/download/ ( the Windows Version.. a Version for Linux only will follow )
- Create a Folder on your system in which you want to save Groovedown. In my case it is “~/Groovedown” , just type „mkdir ~/Groovedown“ into the terminal
- Move the downloaded Archive into the created folder with the “mv” command ( in my case it is „mv Groovedown.rar ~/Groovedown/“ )
- The archive can be opened with some extracting program. On Archlinux i install “Unrar” with the following command: „pacman -S unrar“ on Ubuntu it is “sudo apt-get install rar unrar unrar-free“
- Now we exctract the archive with the following command : “unrar e Groovedown.rar“
Okay that’s the very basic everyone of you should know. Since the application is designed to work on Windows we need to create a Windows environment on Linux, what we can do with the help of Wine ( http://www.winehq.org/ )
- We install wine via our Package Manager. On Archlinux we type : „pacman -S wine” , on Ubuntu it is “sudo apt-get install wine1.3” or check This if you need help.
- You can now start Groovedown in the “~/Groovedown” Folder. Using this command: “wine groovedown.exe” .
That is what you get then. It is not the prettiest Gui on the world but that only happens because we run it on Linux and it was not designed for that .
In my case the Downloadpath is „~/Groovedown/Downloads/“ but you can change it in the Settings menu. Clicking File – > Open Downloadfolder you can directly access the folder you’ve choosen.
Have Fun using Groovedown
~Tutorial provided by Ratz