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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.

Audacious Audio Player

Audacious player, a descendant of XMMS, has reached the 3.6 release at the end of February, which brings the new Qt-based user interface.

This Qt 5 based UI can be installed alongside the existing GTK+ and Winamp Classic interfaces. But is not yet as feature-rich as the existing interfaces, it will be the basis of a Mac OS X port of Audacious.

audacious 3.6 Qt and/or GTK2 interface

Audacious 3.6 Winamp interface

Audacious 3.6 switches back to GTK2 by default. It can still be built with GTK3 if desired, but GTK2 is recommended for any desktop environment other than GNOME 3.

There are also some other (requested) features in the 3.6 release:

  • The source code has been converted from C99 to C++11.
  • Audacious can now be built as a headless music player “daemon” with no GTK+ dependency.
  • playback now resumes in a paused state upon startup, so that you can press play to continue from where you left off. If desired
  • It is now possible to sort a playlist by genre.
  • A new “Open Containing Folder” command has been added to the GTK+ interface.
  • new effect plugin to remove leading and trailing silence in any song file.
  • New controls in the song information dialog
  • Support for the SID song lengths database has been restored.
  • Double-size scaling of Winamp skins
  • Searching by genre in the search tool plugin
  • Support for “album artist” in song tags
  • Adjustable HTTP buffer size
  • See the release note for more features as well as bug fixes

How to Install Audacious 3.6 in Ubuntu:

Webupd8 Team is maintaining a PPA with audacious packages for Ubuntu users, but the 3.6 release is not included at the moment (Check out the PPA page).

Once it’s available in the PPA, open terminal from the Dash/Menu or by hitting Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below commands one by one to add PPA, update system cache, and install/upgrade Audacious:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

Can’t wait? For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17.1, you can install my personal Qt build of Audacious 3.6 as well as plugins via below commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

That’s it. Enjoy!

(Optional) If for some reasons you want to remove this audio player (installed from my personal ppa), run below commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove audacious audacious-plugins

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps && sudo apt-get update

Audacious Audio Player

Audacious, the default audio player in Lubuntu, has just reached version 3.5.2 with updated translations and a few bug fixes.

Audacious is a free and open source audio player with a focus on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats. It contains built-in gapless playback and supports plugins and Winamp 2 skins.

Audacious GTK interface

Audacious GTK interface

Audacious Winamp Skin

Audacious Winamp Skin

Audacious 3.5.2 is the final release in 3.5 series. The developers are now working hard on Audacious 3.6. Bug fixes in v3.5.2:

  • Problem with single instance in Windows #457
  • build fails if faad headers are missing #458
  • When adding a SID file with multiple subtunes to playlist, only the first subtune is added. #462

Install / Upgrade Audacious in (L)Ubuntu:

Thanks to Web Upd8 Team, the binary packages have been made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and their derivatives.

To add the PPA and install Audacious, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

Install Audacious in Ubuntu From PPA

audacious 3.4.3 Ubuntu

Audacious, the default audio player in Lubuntu and in Ubuntu Studio now is at version 3.4.3, which brings two important bug fixes and translation updates.

As you may know Audacious is an advanced music player with a focus on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats.

Audacious has below features (more about audacious at wikipedia):

  • built-in gapless playback
  • support for a wide range of audio formats
  • various plugins
  • support for Winamp 2 skins
  • accepts connections from client software, such as Conky.

The new release Audacious 3.4.3 mainly fixed below bugs:

  • Opus files are missed when opening folder (#364)
  • Exporting as cue-file produces segmentation fault (#371)

Audacious Music Player

Install Audacious:

For Ubuntu and its derivatives, we can install audacious from PPA. Supports Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install adacious

audacious 3.4.2

Audacious 3.4.2 has been released with annoying bugs fixed. This tutorial shows how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Audacious fixed following bugs:

  • Opening an Internet channel takes too long at the first time
  • SDL error: Failed to open audio stream: XAudio2: XAudio2Create() failed at open..
  • incorrect playtime length
  • NULL pointer segfault due to vfs async race
  • some opus file won’t play
  • Time label shows wrong time if slider is dragged beyond its upper limit

To get started installing Audacious 3.4.2, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to add the PPA:

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

Then you can install it from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates. Or run commands below instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y audacious audacious-plugins
audacious 3.4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

audacious 3.4.2 in ubuntu 13.10