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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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[http://audacious-media-player.org/ 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),
 
*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=
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[[Install]] the {{Pkg|audacious}} package. For audio CD support, install {{Pkg|libcdio}}.
Audacious 2.1.0 is available from official repository. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
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{{Note|Some plugins may fail to load unless all optional dependencies of the {{Pkg|audacious-plugins}} package are satisfied.}}
  
pacman -Sy audacious
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== Configuration ==
  
The plugin package is required to use Audacious. To install it, use [[Pacman]]:
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=== Interfaces ===
  
pacman -Sy audacious-plugins
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Audacious currently provides three interfaces:
  
=Audtool=
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==== GTK+ ====
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:
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GTK+ 2 is the default interface in Audacious 2.4 and above.
  
audtool current-song
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==== Qt5 ====
  
audtool current-song-tuple-data artist
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For the Qt5 interface install the {{AUR|audacious-qt5}} package and {{AUR|audacious-plugins-qt5}}. To support both Qt5 and GTK+ and switch between interfaces, remove {{ic|--disable-gtk}} from the [[PKGBUILD]]s of both packages.
  
There are also functions to control playback, to manipulate playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list see
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====  Winamp ====
  
audtool --help
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To add classic Winamp skins to Audacious, just copy them to either {{ic|~/.local/share/audacious/Skins/}} (user only) or {{ic|/usr/share/audacious/Skins/}} (system wide), then select them from the ''Skinned Interface'' tab in ''Preferences''. Alternatively drag the skin file directly into the list view of available skins.
  
'''Note:''' for Audacious2 audtool application is called '''audtool2'''.
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=== Plugins ===
  
=New UI in Audacious 2=
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==== AMIDI-Plug (MIDI Player) ====
Audacious 2 has an option to use alternative UI's. To use new GTK user interface, launch audacious2 with
 
  
audacious2 -i newui
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To play MIDI and RMI files, it is required to install the {{Pkg|fluidsynth}} package, and also install the sound font files, both {{Pkg|timidity-freepats}} and {{Pkg|soundfont-fluid}}. No further configuration is required on the fluidsynth package, but for additional functionality check the [[FluidSynth]] instructions.
  
If that didn't work, try
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Afterwards, the plugin will be enabled, and in the plugin configuration panel (File, Settings ..., Plugins pane, Input tab, select AMIDI-Plug (MIDI Player)) add the installed sound font files one at a time (Extension {{ic|.sf2}}) to the SoundFont dialog, they are located at {{ic|/usr/share/soundfonts/}}.
  
audacious2 -i gtkui
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== Tips and tricks ==
  
=Standard UI skins=
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=== Audtool ===
Audacious supports Winamp classic skins, so you can use any of them with Audacious.
 
  
There are some places where skins could be found:
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Audacious is shipped with a powerful management tool called Audtool which could be used to retrieve information or to control the player.
  
[http://www.customize.org/list/winamp2 http://www.customize.org/list/winamp2]
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For example, to retrieve the current song's title or artist, issue the following commands:
  
[http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/media/winamp/classic http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/media/winamp/classic]
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$ audtool current-song
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$ audtool current-song-tuple-data artist
  
=Play Audio CD=
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There are also functions to control playback, manipulate the playlist, equalizer and main window. See {{ic|audtool --help}} for the whole list of options.
pacman -S libcdio
 
After install libcdio can play Audio CD via Main menu (right click) > Plugin Services > Add CD.
 
  
Reference:
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== Troubleshooting ==
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=40075
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=== Audacious starts instead of file manager ===
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See [[File manager functionality#Directories are not opened in the file manager]].
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=== MP3 problems ===
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Install {{Pkg|mpg123}}.
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== See also ==
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* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious official site]

Latest revision as of 09:38, 4 November 2018

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

Install the audacious package. For audio CD support, install libcdio.

Note: Some plugins may fail to load unless all optional dependencies of the audacious-plugins package are satisfied.

Configuration

Interfaces

Audacious currently provides three interfaces:

GTK+

GTK+ 2 is the default interface in Audacious 2.4 and above.

Qt5

For the Qt5 interface install the audacious-qt5AUR package and audacious-plugins-qt5AUR. To support both Qt5 and GTK+ and switch between interfaces, remove --disable-gtk from the PKGBUILDs of both packages.

Winamp

To add classic Winamp skins to Audacious, just copy them to either ~/.local/share/audacious/Skins/ (user only) or /usr/share/audacious/Skins/ (system wide), then select them from the Skinned Interface tab in Preferences. Alternatively drag the skin file directly into the list view of available skins.

Plugins

AMIDI-Plug (MIDI Player)

To play MIDI and RMI files, it is required to install the fluidsynth package, and also install the sound font files, both timidity-freepats and soundfont-fluid. No further configuration is required on the fluidsynth package, but for additional functionality check the FluidSynth instructions.

Afterwards, the plugin will be enabled, and in the plugin configuration panel (File, Settings ..., Plugins pane, Input tab, select AMIDI-Plug (MIDI Player)) add the installed sound font files one at a time (Extension .sf2) to the SoundFont dialog, they are located at /usr/share/soundfonts/.

Tips and tricks

Audtool

Audacious is shipped with a powerful management tool called Audtool which could be used to retrieve information or to control the player.

For example, to retrieve the current song's title or artist, issue the following commands:

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

There are also functions to control playback, manipulate the playlist, equalizer and main window. See audtool --help for the whole list of options.

Troubleshooting

Audacious starts instead of file manager

See File manager functionality#Directories are not opened in the file manager.

MP3 problems

Install mpg123.

See also