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Getting SeeDeClip Duo

You will have downloaded the demo or will receive in your new or update email a link to
  1. an exe file (containing the windows installer)
  2. a dmg file (containing the Apple version (PPC and Intel).
  3. a tgz file (containing the Linux version).

Download the relevant link onto your computer.
You now need to run, install, expand or unzip this file so you can start using the program.


  • To support other formats (AIFF/FLAC etc.) you MUST read the 'Conversion' section HERE

Installing SeeDeClip on MS Windows 98/Me/XP/Vista

To install it, just locate the setup program you have just downloaded, and double click on it.

and then follow the instructions.
When upgrading you can install straight over the top, but we recommend un-installing the previous version first.

Running SeeDeClip on Windows

You then simply locate SeeDeClip Duo from your Start menu and run it.

The native windows app uses only the Win32 API and should run on any windows machine.
It is however only tested on Windows XP, so please try the demo first! If it fails, please let us know.
As with every program downloaded via the internet, we advise you check the program for any virus or trojan.

Windows security:
  • All CuteStudio programs have an internal self-check for added security.
    The program will warn you if it has been corrupted in any way.

DeClipping CDs damaged by the loudness war

Please follow the links below to learn about how to use the program to declip your CDs

Installing SeeDeClip on Apple Mac


Double click in the downloaded DMG file. A new folder will open.


Drop and drag the program into your 'Applications' folder.
That's it.

Running SeeDeClip on the Mac

SeeDeClip uses X windows to display the graphics and receive keyboard and mouse input.
X windows is a standard for running graphics programs, and handles the graphics, mouse and keyboard.

You must have X11 installed and running before you start SeeDeClip.
Double click it to run.

If you want to use a different display, use the DISPLAY environmental variable, which SeeDeClip can use to address a different X terminal.
You can read the Apple X11 developer site for more information about how to run this.

  • Note: For Intel Apple you may need to download X windows for Leopard/Intel here: XQuartz.

  • If the application does not start it may be that you need to enable connections from network clients:
    • Open X11
    • Go to the Preferences menu
    • Select the Security tab
    • Enable Allow connections from Network clients

  • To add SeeDeClip to the X11 Applications List you need to:
    • Open X11
    • Select the Applications drop-down menu
    • Click on Customize
      • Click on Add Item
      • Click on the blanks fields and enter the following information:
        1. SeeDeClip
        2. seedeclip
        3. s

      You should now get this in the X11 menu:

  • Next you need to open the terminal and tell the system where to find seedeclip. To do this you need to create a soft-link from the program to a known spot. For instance for version 3.0-0 if you installed it into the Applications folder you will need to type:

    sudo ln -s /Applications/SeeDeClip\ Duo_3.0-0\ /bin/seedeclip
    (use copy and paste, and enter your password when prompted. You will need to repeat this for new versions.)

Tracing errors on the Mac

If you want to see any errors etc, then open the console in your Applications Folder:

and then look at the console log by clicking on the 'Logs' icon and selecting 'Console log'.

Learn more about Running applications remotely with X11.

Installing SeeDeClip on Linux

Most computers today have built in unzip utilities and you will probably just need to click on the file to unzip it. If not, download and install winzip or similar and use that.
On Linux and Apple the command unzip works well.

Please note:
The SeeDeClip Duo set of files simply unzips to a runnable state.
So there is no installation, you simply unzip and run:

  1. Unzip the downloaded file (to somewhere you can remember!)
  2. Run the programs

This makes installation easy because there is no installation, but you may wish to create a shortcut to your desktop so you can run seedeclip easily again.
Note: Any shortcut you create will need manually updating when you upgrade. When new features are being added upgrades can be numerous, so please be aware the new upgraded program will have a new name, so you will need to install the upgrade and adjust your shortcut (using a right-hand mouse click → Properties to do this).

Directory contents

You will then have a directory that includes the binaries for the supported computer OS:
Apple and Linux.

For example:

Running SeeDeClip on Linux

Supplied executables:
  • seedeclip_x_x-x_pro-linux

An executable is a program that you can run on your computer.

SeeDeClip uses X windows to display the graphics and receive keyboard and mouse input.
X windows is a standard for running graphics programs, and handles the graphics, mouse and keyboard.

  • Linux: X11 is running by default.
    Linux has an issue where the dynamic libraries used by SeeDeClip may not be present on the target system, so you may need to upgrade your linux libraries. For this reason if the program fails to run you should start SeeDeClip from a text terminal;- so you can see the messages if the required libraries are not there.
    • NB: If you have a compatible Linux you can use the -xbitmaps flag on the command line, which will use a neater rotated text style and change the mouse cursor when resizing etc.
      When this setting is not used you will get a text startup message: X bitmap operations inhibited.

    With X11 you are not restricted to running the program on the same machine that you actually sit.
    X11 is capable of remote operation and you can run seedeclip on a Linux box remotely from an Apple if you feel like it!
    As is the X-windows convention, SeeDeClip will use the DISPLAY env. variable, unless over-ridden by:
    -display displayname on the command line, e.g. ./seedeclip_1_2-3_pro-linux -display mach:0

    Learn more about Running applications remotely with X11.

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