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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.
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'''Audacious''' is a free and advanced audio player based on GTK+. It's focused on audio quality and supports a wide variety of audio codecs, and is easily extensible through third-party plugins.
  
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
{{Package Official|Audacious}} is available from official repository. Install it with [[pacman]]:
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{{Pkg|Audacious}} is available from official repository. Install it with [[pacman]]:
  
 
  # pacman -S audacious
 
  # pacman -S audacious
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=== Interfaces ===
 
=== Interfaces ===
 
{{Note|GTK+ is now the default interface in audacious 2.4 and above.}}
 
{{Note|GTK+ is now the default interface in audacious 2.4 and above.}}
Audacious 2 currently provides two interfaces:
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Audacious currently provides two interfaces:
 
* Winamp classic interface
 
* Winamp classic interface
 
* GTK interface.
 
* GTK interface.
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==== Adding winamp skins ====
 
==== 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 either {{Filename|~/.local/share/audacious/Skins}} (affect your user only) or {{Filename|/usr/share/audacious/Skins}} (affects every user), and then you can browse and select it from '''Skinned Interface''' tab in '''Preferences'''.
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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 either {{ic|~/.local/share/audacious/Skins}} (affect your user only) or {{ic|/usr/share/audacious/Skins}} (affects every user), and then you can browse and select it from '''Skinned Interface''' tab in '''Preferences'''.
  
 
=== Playing audio CD ===
 
=== Playing audio CD ===
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  # pacman -S libcdio
 
  # pacman -S libcdio
 
Then, audacious can play Audio CDs.
 
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.
 
 
=== OSS4 support ===
 
You need to build audacious-plugins from [[ABS]] and edit the PKGBUILD to add the '--enable-oss4' option in the build() section.
 
 
Afterwards, in Audacious you should set Audacious Preferences -> Audio -> Current output plugin to 'OSS4 Output Plugin'.
 
  
 
== Tips and tricks ==
 
== Tips and tricks ==
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For example, to retrieve current song title or artist, issue the following command:
 
For example, to retrieve current song title or artist, issue the following command:
  $ audtool2 current-song
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  $ audtool current-song
  $ audtool2 current-song-tuple-data artist
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  $ audtool 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:
 
There are also functions to control playback, manipulate the playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list, see:
  $ audtool2 --help
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  $ audtool --help
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=== MP3 Problems ===
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Try to install mpg123
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# pacman -S mpg123
  
 
== More resources ==
 
== More resources ==
 
* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious Official Site]
 
* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious Official Site]

Revision as of 12:31, 14 August 2012

Audacious is a free and advanced audio player based on GTK+. It's focused on audio quality and supports a wide variety of audio codecs, and is easily extensible through third-party plugins.

Installation

Audacious is available from official repository. Install it with pacman:

# pacman -S audacious

Configuration

Interfaces

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

Audacious 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 either ~/.local/share/audacious/Skins (affect your user only) or /usr/share/audacious/Skins (affects every user), 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.

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:

$ audtool current-song
$ audtool 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:

$ audtool --help

MP3 Problems

Try to install mpg123

# pacman -S mpg123

More resources