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=Installation=
 
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Audacious 1.5.1 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
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Audacious 2.1.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
  
 
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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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The plugin package is required to use Audacious. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
  
Plugin package is required for normal work, too: [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26479 audacious2-plugins].
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pacman -Sy audacious-plugins
  
 
=Audtool=
 
=Audtool=

Revision as of 18:00, 7 August 2009

Description

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:

  • Large amount of audio codecs supported (and even more with xmp plugin),
  • PulseAudio, ALSA, OSS, Crossfade output (also file and null),
  • WAV, Vorbis, Mp3, FLAC transcoding,
  • Sound effects,
  • Visualization,
  • Scrobbler plugin, OSD, EvDev, status icon, alarm,
  • Streaming support

Installation

Audacious 2.1.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use Pacman:

pacman -Sy audacious

The plugin package is required to use Audacious. To install it, use Pacman:

pacman -Sy audacious-plugins

Audtool

Audacious is shipped with 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:

audtool current-song
audtool current-song-tuple-data artist

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

audtool --help

Note: for Audacious2 audtool application is called audtool2.

New UI in Audacious 2

Audacious 2 has an option to use alternative UI's. To use new GTK user interface, launch audacious2 with

audacious2 -i newui

If that didn't work, try

audacious2 -i gtkui

Standard UI skins

Audacious supports Winamp classic skins, so you can use any of them with Audacious.

There are some places where skins could be found:

http://www.customize.org/list/winamp2

http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/media/winamp/classic

Play Audio CD

pacman -S libcdio

After install libcdio can play Audio CD via Main menu (right click) > Plugin Services > Add CD.

Reference: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=40075