Installing Mumble

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Getting and Installing Mumble

This page shows you directions on how to install Mumble (client) as well as Murmur (server).


Just head to SourceForge downloads page, get the Windows executable and run it. Follow the installer instructions and you are done. The installer includes both the client and the server.

Mac OS X

Precompiled Mac OS X universal binaries are available from the SourceForge downloads page.

Note that the official releases of Mumble 1.2.x are not currently compatible with Mac OS X 10.4, but you can try the experimental snapshots found here warning: use at your own risk; these have not been thoroughly tested, and may have bugs.


For most Linux distributions,

The client package name is mumble.

The server package name is murmur.

However, for Debian distributions,

The server package name is mumble-server.

On the popular Linux distributions, both Mumble and Murmur should be available in either third party repositories, or the official repository. See the distribution sections below.

If you do not find an appropriate Murmur (server) package for your distribution, the static build will usually work. Static builds start with "murmur-static_x86."

If you do not find an appropriate Mumble package for your distribution, there are now experimental static Mumble builds available from here (64 and 32 bit compatible). Do NOT use these unless you are sure that the Mumble is not available in your own package manager or third-party repositories -- use these builds at your own risk; they have not been thoroughly tested yet.

If all of the above options fail to work, you can always try compiling Mumble/Murmur from source.


Debian unstable has the latest release at all times in it's repository, and snapshots in experimental. Backports to current stable are done as soon as the package reaches testing (usually a week after release).

To configure the server, just 'dpkg -reconfigure mumble-server'.


Note that you should use the PulseAudio sound system for Mumble if you are running Ubuntu.

Ubuntu carries whatever Mumble version was current at the time of the release in the universe repository. Backports of current releases can be found in the PPA. If you do not have the current version of Mumble available in your repositories, add the PPA.

If you are going to use the PPA, click the above link, select "Technical Details" and copy the two repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list, then add the signing key. Note that you must have the Universe repository enabled so that Mumble can install the needed dependencies.


Uptodate packages can be found in the Build Service.

Arch Linux

There are two Mumble packages in AUR:

Murmur (the server) can also be found here:

Using Mumble

Client: Mumbleguide

Server: Murmurguide