Mix Audio Files with Mixere

Martin Brinkmann
May 2, 2007
Updated • Jun 27, 2013
Music and Video

Mixere is a great open-source audio application that lets you mix different audio tracks. It supports many formats including mp3, ogg and wav and can be used for instance at parties to mix the music live.

It is possible to fade in and fade out of tracks, loop and auto-trigger audio, and change the volume of the audio on the fly. All songs are loaded right in the main interface of Mixere with each audio file filling one track in the software. Any number of audio files can be then played simultaneously as well which according to the developers is only limited by the operating system and sound device.

This can be interesting if you want to play samples on the system for instance. I can't really see it work well with different songs on the other hand, other than using the fade out and in feature of the application. It may however work if you have songs that work well together, or just samples that you want to mix together.

Mixere can be used to arrange songs for a party by playing them one after another fading in and out of the audio tracks at the end and beginning of each song. I advise you to take a look at the excellent tutorial that has been posted on the Mixere website which explains all the features in depth. It may take some time to get used to audio mixing but it surely is worth that time if you are really into it and especially if you are the one who is always playing music on parties.

To use the program select File > Load Audio from the options and pick the audio files that you want to load into the program. You may also want to check the View menu to hide or display various program features in the main toolbar. Here you can for instance display a master volume slider - handy if you suddenly need to mute the music, for instance before a speech - and other features such as the cross fader or tempo slider.


It definitely takes a while to get used to the various features the application makes available. Once that is out of the way though, you do have access to a powerful audio mixing tool that you can use for a variety of purposes.


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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source – WorthyTricks.co.cc

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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