Windows Notes

We’re excited to announce that Exaile has official support for Windows platforms as of version 3.3.0, and is distributed in an official installer program.

Exaile (and its installer) has been tested on:

  • Windows 7 x64 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Python 2.7.10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • PyGObject 3.14 + GTK+ 3.14
  • GStreamer 1.4.5

Exaile now requires GStreamer 1.x and GTK3. The best way to install these requirements on Windows is using the All-In-One PyGI/PyGObject for Windows Installer. When using this installer, you must select the following options:

  • GTK 3.x
  • GStreamer 1.4.5
  • The gst-plugins options you desire (recommend installing them all)

Running Exaile

If you installed exaile using the Windows installer, you can find icons to launch Exaile in the Start Menu under “All Programs” -> “Exaile”.

Alternatively, you can directly launch “”.

Bug Reporting

If exaile crashes, you should be able to find a logfile from the last time exaile was launched in the following directories:

  • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\exaile\logs
  • Windows 7+: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\exaile\logs

If you run into any bugs not mentioned in this document, please report them to us via GitHub. Please include any relevant logfile snippets.