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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]]:
 
  
# pacman -S audacious
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{{Pkg|audacious}} is available from [[official repositories]]. Install it with [[pacman]].
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If you want audio CD support, install {{Pkg|libcdio}}.
  
 
== Configuration ==
 
== Configuration ==
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=== Interfaces ===
 
=== Interfaces ===
{{Note|GTK+ is now the default interface in audacious 2.4 and above.}}
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Audacious 2 currently provides two 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:
 
* Winamp classic interface
 
* Winamp classic interface
* GTK interface.
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* GTK+ interface.
One may switch between two interfaces in audacious.
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One may switch between two interfaces in Audacious.
  
==== Adding winamp skins ====
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==== 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 {{Filename|/usr/share/audacious/Skins}}, and then you can browse and select it from '''Skinned Interface''' tab in '''Preferences'''.
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=== Playing audio CD ===
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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''. Another way is dragging the skin file directly into the list view of available skins.
First, install libcdio:
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# pacman -S libcdio
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Then, audacious can play Audio CDs.
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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.
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=== OSS4 support ===
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You need to build audacious-plugins from [[ABS]] and edit the PKGBUILD to add the '--enable-oss4' option in the build() section.
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Afterwards, in Audacious you should set Audacious Preferences -> Audio -> Current output plugin to 'OSS4 Output Plugin'.
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== Tips and tricks ==
 
== Tips and tricks ==
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=== Audtool ===
 
=== 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.
 
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:
 
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 {{Pkg|mpg123}}.
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== See also ==
  
== More resources ==
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* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious official site]
* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious Official Site]
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Revision as of 22:49, 12 February 2014

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. Another way is dragging the skin file directly into the list view of available skins.

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