Full installation procedure:


The video tutorial of series 2 describes all steps to install SPPAS.



Important information:

Each user must have his own version of SPPAS:


ISSUE for: Windows 10 + Python 3 + wxPython 4

There's currently an issue - described here, under SOME Windows OS with the versions Python 3.8+ and WxPython 4.1.0. It concerns only languages with a non-Romanized writing system. We are waiting that the developpers of Python/wxPython solve the problem. I recommend to Windows users of non-romanized languages to choose an earlier version of Python (3.6 or 3.7).

Notice that it is not an issue under Linux and MacOS; because the problem comes from Windows OS itself.


ISSUE for SPPAS before 3.3:

There were an issue with Julius CSR Engine for versions 4.5+; but any version of Julius 4.1 to 4.4 is OK. Julius is used by SPPAS to perform "Alignment" automatic annotation.

The problem is solved in SPPAS-3.3.

Install Python 3.6+

First of all, see my video tutorial for details about this process.

It is not recommended to install one million versions of Python. Only one is enough!

If, for any reason you prefer to download and install python directly from python.org instead of the way I recommend (why???), you need to take care about the followings: a/ at the first page of the installation wizard, un-check "Install launcher for all users" and check "Add Python to PATH", then click on "Customize installation"; b/ at the second page (Optional Features), un-check "for all users" and let checked all other boxes; c/ at the 3rd page (Advanced Options), un-check "Install for all users", and check the the 4 next boxes.

Under Windows:

Under MacOS:

Under any Linux system

Use either apt/yum or any tool (like Synaptic) to install "python3" package. It's too... easy! You can also install gstreamer.

Test if Python is installed

Python is properly installed if it is added to your "menu" and just to be absolutely sure you can test the command itself.

Under Windows, launch the "cmd", then enter the command "where python".

Under MacOS or Linux, open the Terminal application, then enter the command "whereis python".

It should answer the path where python is installed.

Contact Python developpers or see the Python FAQ if you failed to install Python.

Install SPPAS

See the video tutorial for details about this process.


SPPAS does not need elaborate installation. All you need to do is to copy the SPPAS package from the website to somewhere on your computer.

The SPPAS package is compressed and zipped, so you will need to decompress and unpack it once you've got it. Choose preferably a location with only US-ASCII characters in the name of the path and without whitespace.

Install external programs

See the video tutorial for details about this process.


External programs can also be installed on your operating system to enable some of the features of SPPAS, including the Graphical User Interface. This operation takes 1 up to 5 minutes depending on the number of enabled features and the operating system.

Under Windows, double-click the `setup.bat` file and under MacOS, double-click the `setup.command` file. Then follow instructions.