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Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by Reddak98 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:43 pm

I am running Linux Mint 19 Tara. I bought windows software to edit out unwanted noises from a recording of a vinyl record. Is there some kind of workaround where I can use this software here on my linux computer? I have the links to download said programs.Does anyone have any suggestions? As always any and all input is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by sgtor » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:05 pm

It would help to know what the program is in case someone uses it and knows right off the bat. That being said try it in wine and see if it works.

I had to install all these to get wine working in LM19

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apt install libwine libwine:i386 wine-stable wine32:i386 wine64    
mind you the lib files will install along with wine*.

If that doesn't work you can install windows in a virtual machine and run it that way. That should work as long as you only need a basic sound card. I know sometimes things won't work or are very difficult to get working in a VM if it needs a powerful video card.

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apt install virtualbox

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Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by redlined » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:33 pm

hi Reddak98!

In addition to sgtor's advice on the very popular WINE option, it may help to check if your windows program is supported (IAW website- there are 25,962 applications currently in the database)

search for your program desired here:
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... nding=true

I have some paid licensed programs for windows that included some very difficult to let go of, much less replace as I'm migrating to Linux (if I wasn't cmdline challenged it wouldn't be as bad).. saying that, have you looked for alternatives written for Linux? perhaps sharing what the program name is, or details on options and functions may be another avenue. I see you mention a desire to edit out noise from vinyl record recording, is this a rip to mp3 or similar format?

When I search using your terms edit out unwanted noises from a vinyl recording the excellent cross-platform and open-source Audacity pops to the top of the list, a program I used in Windows and have installed on my LM19. It's in the repo for LM so install should be simple through terminal/apt or synaptic, perhaps this could be of use to you.

Audacity- https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Auda ... _Home_Page
copy tapes, LPs etc to CD or computer- https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... to_cd.html
remove click and pop with- https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... iques.html
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Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by phd21 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:00 am

Hi Reddak98,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

As has already been stated what software are you trying to install in Wine? I believe there is software in Linux like Audacity and other software that can do this for you without installing Wine or MS Windows software.

Removing Pops, Clicks and Noise with Audacity - Audio-Technica -PDF file
https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/reso ... clicks.pdf
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Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by HaveaMint » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:29 am

+1 on PHD21's suggestion, I have used Audacity from mints software manager and it worked great transferring vinyl to mp3. I do recommend it.
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Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by lsemmens » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:10 am

Ditto for Audacity, unless you have VERY specialised software, I'm sure that you'll find a valid Linux alternative. NAME and SHAME the program that you are looking to run, it will make our job a lot easier in helping you.
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Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by sgtor » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:50 pm

I totally agree with just using Audacity on Linux, the problem is he said he already paid for the software.
I would think with money involved he is either going to get it to work in Linux or just use windows.

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Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Post by Moem » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:19 pm

sgtor wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:50 pm
I would think with money involved he is either going to get it to work in Linux or just use windows.
Rationally, that only makes sense if that software is actually better than any of the options that can be used on Linux for free.
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