There are multiple ways to get LiSP installed in your system.

📦 Flatpak#

This is usually the easy path, but depending on your needs it might not be the best.


  • Native JACK is not support in flatpaks, you can get JACK working via PipeWire (pipewire-jack)

  • You might get some issues with dialogs placement and window decorations in Wayland sessions

Prepare your system#

If you don’t already have flatpak installed, follow their simple instructions, here.

Download LiSP#

You can get the latest builds here:

  • Master - Generally stable

  • Development - Preview features, might be unstable and untested


If you have the right app installed it might be possible to simply double-click the downloaded file, otherwise, you can use the following command:

flatpak install "path/to/file.flatpak"


If the installation produce an error similar the this:

The application org.linuxshowplayer.LinuxShowPlayer/x86_64/master requires the runtime org.kde.Platform/x86_64/5.15-23.08 which was not found.

Before installing LiSP you need to run the following:

flatpak install <name-of-the-runtime>

In the above example the runtime name is org.kde.Platform/x86_64/5.15-23.08.

🐧 From your distribution repository#

For some GNU/Linux distributions you can install a native package.
Keeping in mind that it might not be the latest version, you can find a list on

🛠️ Manually#

You want to test something? Hack some plugin? Or simply none of the options above satisfy your needs? Then you can install LiSP manually.

With the following instructions you will:

  1. Install binary dependencies from your distribution repository

  2. Install python dependencies (from pypi) in a venv managed by poetry

  3. Run LiSP in that venv via poetry


What follows are guidelines to run LiSP without a “proper” installation, if something is missing or doens’t work let us know!

Dependencies (1/2)#

To start, you’ll need to install these packages using your package manager:

  • python3 (>= 3.8)

  • python3-dev

  • python3-poetry (>= 1.2, otherwise follow these instructions)

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-good

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad

  • gstreamer1.0-libav

  • libasound2

  • libasound2-dev

  • libgirepository1.0-dev

  • libcairo2-dev

  • liblo7

  • liblo-dev

  • librtmidi6

  • python3 (>= 3.8)

  • python3-devel

  • poetry (>= 1.2, otherwise follow these instructions)

  • gstreamer1-plugins-good

  • gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free

  • gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free

  • gstreamer1-plugin-libav (Not available on CentOS)

  • alsa-lib

  • alsa-lib-devel

  • gobject-introspection-devel

  • cairo-gobject-devel

  • liblo

  • liblo-devel

  • rtmidi

  • python

  • python-poetry

  • gst-plugins-good

  • gst-plugins-ugly

  • gst-plugins-bad

  • gst-libav

  • alsa-lib

  • cairo

  • gobject-introspection

  • liblo

  • rtmidi

  • python

  • poetry

  • gst-plugins-good

  • gst-plugins-ugly

  • gst-plugins-bad

  • gst-plugins-libav

  • alsa-lib

  • cairo

  • gobject-introspection

  • liblo

  • rtmidi


You might also want to install ola, for ArtNet timecode, however, using the method described here, it’s not possile to use it.


Download the source code from GitHub or clone the git repository.

Dependencies (2/2)#

Install the python dependencies:

# From the source code root
poetry install


Run this step every time you download a new version of the code.


# From the source code root
poetry run linux-show-player