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=Description=
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[[cs:Audacious]]
[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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*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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{{Pkg|audacious}} is available from [[official repositories]]. Install it with [[pacman]].
Audacious 2.1.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
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If you want audio CD support, install {{Pkg|libcdio}}.
  
pacman -Sy audacious
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== Configuration ==
  
=Audtool=
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=== Interfaces ===
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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For example, to retrieve current song title or artist you can use:
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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.
  
audtool current-song
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==== Adding winamp skins ====
  
audtool current-song-tuple-data artist
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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''.
  
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 ==
  
audtool --help
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=== Audtool ===
  
'''Note:''' for Audacious2 audtool application is called '''audtool2'''.
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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.
  
=New UI in Audacious 2=
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For example, to retrieve current song title or artist, issue the following command:
Audacious 2 has an option to use alternative UI's. To use new GTK user interface, launch audacious2 with
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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
  
audacious2 -i newui
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=== MP3 problems ===
  
If that doesn't work, try
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Try to install {{Pkg|mpg123}}.
  
audacious2 -i gtkui
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== See also ==
  
=Standard UI skins=
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* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious official site]
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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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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=Play Audio CD=
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pacman -S libcdio
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After install libcdio 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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Revision as of 11:52, 1 October 2013

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 repositories. Install it with pacman. If you want audio CD support, install libcdio.

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.

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.

See also