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=Installation=
 
=Installation=
Audacious 2.1.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
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Audacious 2.2.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
  
 
  pacman -Sy audacious
 
  pacman -Sy audacious
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For example, to retrieve current song title or artist you can use:
 
For example, to retrieve current song title or artist you can use:
  
  audtool current-song
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  audtool2 current-song
  
  audtool current-song-tuple-data artist
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  audtool2 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
 
There are also functions to control playback, to manipulate playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list see
  
  audtool --help
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  audtool2 --help
  
'''Note:''' for Audacious2 audtool application is called '''audtool2'''.
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=GTK UI in Audacious 2=
 
 
=New UI in Audacious 2=
 
 
Audacious 2 has an option to use alternative UI's. To use new GTK user interface, launch audacious2 with
 
Audacious 2 has an option to use alternative UI's. To use new GTK user interface, launch audacious2 with
 
audacious2 -i newui
 
 
If that doesn't work, try
 
  
 
  audacious2 -i gtkui
 
  audacious2 -i gtkui
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=Play Audio CD=
 
=Play Audio CD=
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  pacman -S libcdio
 
  pacman -S libcdio
After install libcdio can play Audio CD via Main menu (right click) > Plugin Services > Add CD.
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After you install libcdio Audacious can play Audio CD via Main menu (right click) > Plugin Services > Add CD.
  
 
Reference:
 
Reference:
 
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=40075
 
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=40075

Revision as of 04:19, 26 November 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 2.2.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use Pacman:

pacman -Sy audacious

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:

audtool2 current-song
audtool2 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

audtool2 --help

GTK 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 gtkui

Standard UI skins

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

audacious2 -i skinned

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

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