Installing Phon

Phon 3.0+ requires a 64-bit operating system.


  • Installer - Download and execution the newest Phon_windows-x64_<version>.exe installer from the releases page.
  • Manual Installation - Download the Phon_windows-x64_<version>.zip package from the releases page.


  • Download the newest Phon_macos_<version>.dmg file from the releases page. After opening the disk image, drag Phon into your Applications folder.

Ubuntu (16.04/18.04)

  • Install Java 10

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install oracle-java10-installer
  • Install VLC

    sudo apt install vlc
  • Install Phon Download the newest .deb from the releases page and install using dpkg.

    sudo dpkg -i Phon_linux_<version>.deb

    To uninstall Phon:

    sudo dpkg --remove phon

Fedora (23+)

  • Download java 10 from the Oracle download site.

    wget --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie"
  • Extract contents of Java 10 download to installation folder

    sudo tar zxf jdk-10.0.2_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz -C /usr/local
    sudo ln -s /usr/local/jdk-10.0.2 /usr/local/jdk-10
  • Configure system to use Java 10

    sudo alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/local/jdk-10/bin/java 2
    sudo alternatives --set java /usr/local/jdk-10/bin/java
    sudo alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/local/jdk-10/bin/jar 2
    sudo alternatives --set jar /usr/local/jdk-10/bin/jar
    sudo alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/local/jdk-10/bin/javac 2
    sudo alternatives --set javac /usr/local/jdk-10/bin/javac
  • Install VLC

    sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
    sudo dnf install vlc
  • Install Phon. Download the Phon_unix_<version>.sh installer from the releases page.

    chmod u+x Phon_unix_<version>.sh

    or use sudo if installing for all users

    sudo ./Phon_unix_<version>.sh