NAMEmixxx --- A Digital Disc Jockey Interface
mixxx is free DJ software that gives you
everything you need to perform live DJ mixes. Blend songs together with
automatic BPM matching and remix on-the-fly with looping and hot cues.
Whether you're a pro DJ or just getting started, Mixxx has you covered.
mixxx works with ALSA, JACK, OSS and supports many popular DJ
This manual page documents briefly the mixxx command line options. It does not describe all of the features
of mixxx or how to use it; Instead, it has a documentation in pdf
format; see below.
- Parallel or split scratchable waveform displays.
- MP3, OGG, WAVE, FLAC, and optional AAC (M4A) playback.
- WAVE, OGG, and optional MP3 recording.
- Fast, database-powered library.
- Crates and playlists for organizing your music.
- Reads iTunes, Traktor, and Rhythmbox libraries.
- Cross-platform - works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
- Shoutcast and Icecast broadcasting.
- Support for many DJ MIDI & HID controllers out-of-the-box.
- Advanced MIDI scripting engine for maximum flexibility.
- Vinyl emulation with Serato,Traktor, and Mixvibes timecode support.
- Bulk BPM and beat detection.
- ReplayGain volume normalization.
- Automatic crossfading with Auto DJ.
- Skinnable interface with several skins bundled.
For a full list of features go to:
(link to URL mixxx.org/features .
mixxx does not have AAC (M4A) playback support enabled by default due to licensing restrictions. To enable playback of unprotected AAC (M4A) files, you can build mixxx from source. See also: (link to URL www.mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/compiling_on_linux#build_with_m4a_file_support
Mixxx is designed to be as user-friendly as possible. As such, its command
line options are only useful for development or debugging, as they make
these tasks easier. mixxx accepts the following
case-sensitive options on the command-line:
Load the specified music file(s) at start-up. Each file you
specify will be loaded into the next virtual deck. Supported file
types: mp3, ogg, aiff, aif, wav, flac
- --resourcePath <PATH>
Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for its resource
files such as MIDI mappings, overriding the default installation
- --pluginPath <PATH>
Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for sound source
plugins in addition to default locations.
- --settingsPath <PATH>
Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for settings.
Causes Mixxx to display/log all of the MIDI/HID controller data
it receives and script functions it loads.
Enables developer-mode. Includes extra log info, stats on
performance, and a Developer tools menu.
- --locale <LOCALE>
Use a custom locale for loading translations (e.g 'fr').
- --f --fullScreen
Starts mixxx in full-screen mode.
- -h --help
Display a help message and exit.
The manual in pdf format should have come with your copy of mixxx,
however there is an online copy available:
(link to URL mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/manual .
The directory where mixxx stores its user data.
The mixxx configuration file.
The mixxx library file.
Warning: Deleting your library
will lose all of your metadata. This includes saved hotcues, loops,
comments, ratings, and other library related metadata. Only delete
your library if you are fine with losing these.
The directory where mixxx stores any additional analysis data
that can't fit into the library file. Currently only the waveforms
are saved here. If you delete your library file you should also
delete this folder as the waveforms around 1MB each and are unusable
without the library that generated them.
The directory where mixxx stores user controller mappings.
All mappings that are created with the MIDI learning wizard are
saved here. If there are mappings for a controller in the default
resource directory and this directory mixxx will use
the one saved here.
The directory where mixxx stores its default resources like
skins, MIDI/HID controller mappings, keyboard mappings, and
The mixxx manual in pdf format.
To report a bug or request a feature, go to the mixxx bug tracker: (link to URL bugs.launchpad.net/mixxx
Since 2000, over 150 developers, artists and translators have
helped create mixxx. The current mixxx development team is
led by RJ Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org.
This manual page was written by S.Brandt email@example.com for the Debian system (and may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy,
distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.
- April 12, 2013
- Completely revised for mixxx 1.11 by Max Linke and S.Brandt firstname.lastname@example.org
- November 26, 2004
Initial version by Paul Brossier email@example.com.