Audacious 3.6.2 Released with Important Fixes.

June 1, 2015

Audacious Audio Player

The 3.6.2 release of Audacious music player has been released recently with 4 important bug fixes.

Audacious is a free and open source audio player with a focus on low resource use, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats. It’s a fork of XMMS and the default audio player in Lubuntu and in Ubuntu Studio.

Audacious 3.6.2 was released at the end of May. It fixed:

  • audacious won’t play back tagged True Audio (TTA) files
  • crash when enable Dynamic Range Compresor plugin
  • audacious skips to the next song when using audtool –playback-seek-relative -x and reaching the start of a song
  • No sound with 36 kHz Ogg Vorbis file after equalizer is enabled.

Audacious 3.6 Winamp interface

How to install/upgrade Audacious in Ubuntu:

Webupd8 Team is maintaining a PPA with Audacious packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Mint 17, and eOS Freye.

To add the PPA and install/upgrade the player, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) from the Dash or app launcher and then run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

Note: There may be a few hours delay for the latest release to be made into PPA, check out the PPA page.

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One response to Audacious 3.6.2 Released with Important Fixes.

  1. Hoover Campoverde August 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you Ji m. It works great on Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS amd64. This music player is better than Rhythmbox and many others.

    Is faster and very easy to use. I can play and listen music at the same time and Ubuntu works faster and doesn’t consume many resources.