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Audacious audio player reached 3.9 release a few days ago with many new features, Qt UI enhancements, usability improvements, and various bug-fixes.

Audacious 3.9 release highlights:

  • New ‘View’ menu and additional options in Settings.
  • Full drag-and-drop capability for playlist entries
  • Configurable playlist columns (add, remove, resize, and rearrange)
  • New controls for stream recording
  • Improved playlist search bar, which hides until Control+F is pressed.
  • Integrated menu items and keyboard shortcuts for the Playlist Manager and Search Tool
  • Better high-DPI support and many other cosmetic fixes
  • audtool gains better support for multiple playlists with the --select-displayed and --select-playing commands
  • Recursive adding of folders specified in M3U playlists
  • See the release note for details.
Audacious GTK and Winamp like interface

Audacious GTK and Winamp like interface

How to Install Audacious 3.9 in Ubuntu:

The Webupd8Team PPA has made the packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Linux Mint 18.x, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Upgrade Audacious via Software Updater (Update Manager) if you have a previous release installed:

Or run following commands one by one to check updates and install the audio player:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

Uninstall:

You can restore the Audacious music player to its stock version in your Ubuntu by puring the PPA via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

You can then remove the audio player as you want via Ubuntu Software utility.

Audacious music player

Audacious audio player has reached the 3.8.1 release one day ago with new feature opus cover art support in the info bar, and following bug-fixes:

  • Fix randomly freezes in Windows.
  • Time value can become larger than the track length by dragging the progress bar beyond the end of the trough.
  • The ‘Do not load metadata for songs until played’ option appears twice in the QT interface preferences
Audacious GTK and Winamp like interface

Audacious GTK and Winamp like interface

How to Install Audacious 3.8.1 in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into Webupd8Team PPA, available for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives, e.g., Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 17 and 18.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

webupd8ppa

2. Then upgrade Audacious player from a previous by launching Software Updater:

upgrade-audacious

Or install it for the first time via your package manager or using the commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install audacious audacious-plugins

Audacious music player

The Audacious audio player has reached the 3.8 stable release recently. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA.

The 3.8 release features the ability to run multiple instances of Audacious. Instances are numbered and can be started with audacious -2, audacious -3, and so on; once running, they can be controlled with audtool -2 , audtool -3 , and so on. Each instance remembers its own configuration.

Audacious 3.8 also brings new audtool commands, improvements for Windows support and Cuesheet support, features port to Qt interface, and various bug fixes.

  • support adding remote folders (ftp, mtp, etc.)
  • drag & drop from search tool into playlists.
  • Option to display MMM:SS instead of H:MM:SS
  • Audio effects and equalization can optionally be applied to a stream recording
  • Album artist support for FLAC and Vorbis files (read-write)
  • Support for the freedesktop.org startup notification protocol
Audacious 3.8  multiple instances

Audacious 3.8 multiple instances

Install Audacious 3.8 in Ubuntu:

The webupd8team has been maintaining the Audacious packages via PPA for very long time. I’d recommend you to use this PPA though the 3.8 release is not available at the moment, check out the PPA page.

Once it’s available, run the below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Then upgrade Audacious via Software Updater.

While Audacious 3.8 is not available in any PPA at the moment, I’ve uploaded my personal build into PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint:

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.

mupdf-unofficial-ppa

2. Then launch Software Updater, and do “partial upgrade” since the 3.8 release uses the new library versions.

Or just run command to install or upgrade Audacious player:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install audacious

3. (Optional) Uninstall Audacious 3.8 from the PPA and downgrade to the stock version in Ubuntu 16.04, run command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Audacious Audio Player

Audacious, an open-source descendant of XMMS audio player, has reached a new stable 3.7 series with some new features and various bug-fixes.

New features in Audacious 3.7:

  • Playlists can be shuffled by whole albums rather than single tracks.
  • Internet streams can be recorded while playing via a simple record button (GTK+ only).
  • The playlist export window displays supported formats in a drop-down list (GTK+ only).
  • A new, unified window has been added for managing equalizer presets (GTK+ only).
  • The user interface automatically adjusts to be more usable on high-resolution screens (GTK+ only).
  • An “Edit Lyrics” option has been added to the LyricWiki plugin, which opens the edit page for the current song.
  • Guessing of missing tag fields can be disabled.
  • Decoding and playback of standard input is possible with e.g. echo file.mp3 | audacious –
  • QT interface:
    • several new appearance settings, many other small fixes and improvements
    • Plugins port to QT: Winamp Classic Interface, Playlist Manager, Search Tool, Status Icon.

There are also various bugfixes and other changes in the new release, see the release note for details.

Audacious default interface

Audacious default interface

audacious winamp interface

audacious winamp interface

How to Install / Upgrade Audacious in Ubuntu:

Webupd8 Team is maintaining a PPA with latest audacious packages for all current Ubuntu releases (Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, and Ubuntu 14.04), and their derivatives.

1. Add the PPA repository.

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

webupd8-ppa

Type in your password when it asks (type in mind and hit enter, there’s no display when typing password).

2. After added PPA.

Launch Software Updater if you have a previous release installed, you’ll see Audacious 3.7 in the update list after checking for updates.

Or, run below commands one by one in terminal to check for updates, and install the player:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacious

Once installed, launch audacious GTK 2 or Qt version from the Dash.

launch-audacious

3. (Optional) To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and then go to Other Software tab. And use Ubuntu Software Center to remove audacious player if you want.

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.