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[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. If you want 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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{{Note|GTK+ is now the default interface in Audacious 2.4 and above.}}
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Audacious currently provides three interfaces:
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* Winamp classic interface
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* GTK+ interface
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* Qt5 interface.
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For Qt5 interface, install {{AUR|audacious-qt5}} since package from official repository doesn't have Qt5 enabled by default. However, package from AUR doesn't support GTK+. If you want support for both Qt5 and GTK+, you should remove {{ic|--disable-gtk}} option in [[PKGBUILD]] of both audacious-qt5 and {{AUR|audacious-plugins-qt5}}. One may switch between interfaces in Audacious settings.
  
=Audtool=
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==== Adding Winamp skins ====
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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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.
  
audtool current-song
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=== Plugin configuration ===
  
audtool current-song-tuple-data artist
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==== AMIDI-Plug (MIDI Player) ====
  
There are also functions to control playback, to manipulate playlist, equalizer and main window. For the whole option list see
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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.
  
audtool --help
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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/}}.
  
'''Note:''' for Audacious2 audtool application is called '''audtool2'''.
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== Tips and tricks ==
  
=New UI in Audacious 2=
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=== Audtool ===
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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Audacious is shipped with a powerful management tool called Audtool. Audtool could be used to retrieve information or to control the player.
  
If that didn't work, try
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For example, to retrieve current song title or artist, issue the following command:
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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 gtkui
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=== MP3 problems ===
  
=Standard UI skins=
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Install {{Pkg|mpg123}}.
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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== Troubleshooting ==
  
[http://www.customize.org/list/winamp2 http://www.customize.org/list/winamp2]
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=== Audacious sets itself as the default file manager ===
  
[http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/media/winamp/classic http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/media/winamp/classic]
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See [[File manager functionality#Directories are not opened in the file manager]].
  
=Play Audio CD=
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== See also ==
pacman -S libcdio
 
After install libcdio can play Audio CD via Main menu (right click) > Plugin Services > Add CD.
 
  
Reference:
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* [http://audacious-media-player.org/ Audacious official site]
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=40075
 

Latest revision as of 16:04, 2 July 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. If you want 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

Note: GTK+ is now the default interface in Audacious 2.4 and above.

Audacious currently provides three interfaces:

  • Winamp classic interface
  • GTK+ interface
  • Qt5 interface.

For Qt5 interface, install audacious-qt5AUR since package from official repository doesn't have Qt5 enabled by default. However, package from AUR doesn't support GTK+. If you want support for both Qt5 and GTK+, you should remove --disable-gtk option in PKGBUILD of both audacious-qt5 and audacious-plugins-qt5AUR. One may switch between interfaces in Audacious settings.

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.

Plugin configuration

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. 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

Install mpg123.

Troubleshooting

Audacious sets itself as the default file manager

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

See also