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[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.
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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.
  
Features:
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== Installation ==
*Large amount of audio codecs supported (and even more with [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=13050 xmp] plugin),
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{{Pkg|Audacious}} is available from official repository. Install it with [[pacman]]:
*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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# pacman -S audacious
Audacious 1.5.1 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
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pacman -Sy audacious
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== Configuration ==
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=== Interfaces ===
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{{Note|GTK+ is now the default interface in audacious 2.4 and above.}}
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Audacious 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.
  
However, Audacious 2 released, so you can install a newer version from AUR: [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26478 audacious2].
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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 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'''.
  
Plugin package is required for normal work, too: [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26479 audacious2-plugins].
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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.
  
=Audtool=
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== Tips and tricks ==
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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=== 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.
  
For example, to retrieve current song title or artist you can use:
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For example, to retrieve current song title or artist, issue the following command:
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$ audtool current-song
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$ audtool 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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$ audtool --help
  
  audtool current-song
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=== MP3 Problems ===
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Try to install mpg123
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  # pacman -S mpg123
  
audtool current-song-tuple-data artist
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== More resources ==
 
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* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious Official Site]
There are also functions to control playback, to manipulate playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list see
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audtool --help
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'''Note:''' for Audacious2 audtool appliation is called '''audtool2'''.
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=New UI in Audacious 2=
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Audacious 2 has an option to use alternative UI's. To use new GTK user interface, launch audacious2 with
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audacious2 -i newui
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=Standard UI skins=
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Audacious supports Winamp classic skins, so you can use any of them with Audacious.
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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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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