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{{i18n|Audacious}}
 
{{i18n|Audacious}}
=Description=
 
[http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious] is an advanced fork of Beep Media Player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK2 and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. Audacious is extensible through third-party plugins.
 
  
Features:
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Audacious is a free and advanced audio player based on GTK+2. It's focused on audio quality and supports a wide variety of audio codecs, and is easily extensible through third-party plugins.
*Large amount of audio codecs supported (and even more with [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=13050 xmp] plugin),
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*PulseAudio, ALSA, OSS, Crossfade output  (also file and null),
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*WAV, Vorbis, Mp3, FLAC transcoding,
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*Sound effects,
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*Visualization,
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*Scrobbler plugin, OSD, EvDev, status icon, alarm,
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*Streaming support
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=Installation=
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== Installation ==
Audacious 2.2.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
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{{Package Official|Audacious}} is available from official repository. Install it with [[pacman]]:
  
  pacman -S audacious
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  # pacman -S audacious
  
You will probably want to install some plugins to expand Audacious features:
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You will probably want to install some extra plugins to extend its functionality:
  
  pacman -S audacious-plugins
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  # pacman -S audacious-plugins
  
=Audtool=
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== Configuration ==
Audacious is shipped with powerful management tool called Audtool. Audtool could be used to retrieve information or to control the player.
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=== Interfaces ===
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{{Note|GTK is the default interface in audacious 2.4 and above.}}
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Audacious 2 currently provides two interfaces:
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* Winamp classic interface
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* GTK interface.
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One may switch between two interfaces in audacious.
  
For example, to retrieve current song title or artist you can use:
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==== Adding winamp skins ====
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Adding Winamp skins to audacious is very simple. Just copy your skin file (.zip, .wsz, .tgz, .tar.gz, or .tar.bz2 file) to {{Filename|/usr/share/audacious/Skins}}, and then you can browse and select it from '''Skinned Interface''' tab in '''Preferences'''.
  
  audtool2 current-song
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=== Playing audio CD ===
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First, install libcdio:
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  # pacman -S libcdio
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Then, audacious can play Audio CDs.
  
audtool2 current-song-tuple-data artist
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=== OSS support ===
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When you are using Open Sound System instead of ALSA, make sure that Audacious is set properly. In preferences, audio tab, select '''OSS Output Plugin''' as the current output plugin.
  
There are also functions to control playback, to manipulate playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list see
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== Tips and tricks ==
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=== Audtool ===
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Audacious is shipped with a powerful management tool called Audtool. Audtool could be used to retrieve information or to control the player.
  
  audtool2 --help
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For example, to retrieve current song title or artist, issue the following command:
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  $ audtool2 current-song
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$ audtool2 current-song-tuple-data artist
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There are also functions to control playback, manipulate the playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list, see:
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$ audtool2 --help
  
=GTK UI in Audacious 2=
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== More resources ==
Audacious 2 has an option to use alternative UI's. To use new GTK user interface, launch audacious2 with
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* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious Official Site]
 
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audacious2 -i gtkui
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=Standard UI skins=
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==Running Winamp skins==
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Audacious supports Winamp classic skins, so you can use any of them with Audacious. Launch Audacious with:
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audacious2 -i skinned
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==Adding Winamp skins==
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Adding Winamp skins to Audacious is very simple. Just copy your skin (.zip, .wsz, .tgz, .tar.gz, and .tar.bz2 file) to '''{{Filename|/usr/share/audacious/Skins}}'''. Then you can browse and select it from ''Skinned Interface'' tab in ''Preferences''.
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There are some places where skins could be found:
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[http://www.customize.org/list/winamp2 http://www.customize.org/list/winamp2]
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[http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/media/winamp/classic http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/media/winamp/classic]
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[http://www.1001skins.com http://www.1001skins.com]
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=Play Audio CD=
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pacman -S libcdio
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After you install libcdio Audacious can play Audio CD via Main menu (right click) > Plugin Services > Add CD.
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Reference:
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http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=40075
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=OSS Support=
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When you are using Open Sound System instead of ALSA, make sure that Audacious is set properly. Just select:
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''Preferences''-->''Audio''-->''Current output plugin''-->'''''OSS Output Plugin'''''.
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Audacious is a free and advanced audio player based on GTK+2. It's focused on audio quality and supports a wide variety of audio codecs, and is easily extensible through third-party plugins.

Installation

Template:Package Official is available from official repository. Install it with pacman:

# pacman -S audacious

You will probably want to install some extra plugins to extend its functionality:

# pacman -S audacious-plugins

Configuration

Interfaces

Note: GTK is the default interface in audacious 2.4 and above.

Audacious 2 currently provides two interfaces:

  • Winamp classic interface
  • GTK interface.

One may switch between two interfaces in audacious.

Adding winamp skins

Adding Winamp skins to audacious is very simple. Just copy your skin file (.zip, .wsz, .tgz, .tar.gz, or .tar.bz2 file) to Template:Filename, and then you can browse and select it from Skinned Interface tab in Preferences.

Playing audio CD

First, install libcdio:

# pacman -S libcdio

Then, audacious can play Audio CDs.

OSS support

When you are using Open Sound System instead of ALSA, make sure that Audacious is set properly. In preferences, audio tab, select OSS Output Plugin as the current output plugin.

Tips and tricks

Audtool

Audacious is shipped with a powerful management tool called Audtool. Audtool could be used to retrieve information or to control the player.

For example, to retrieve current song title or artist, issue the following command:

$ audtool2 current-song
$ audtool2 current-song-tuple-data artist

There are also functions to control playback, manipulate the playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list, see:

$ audtool2 --help

More resources