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Audacious

A lightweight and versatile audio player.

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Haiku
  • Xfce
Avg rating of 4.5 (13)| 14 comments

What is Audacious?

Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp. Its advanced audio playback engine is considerably more powerful than GStreamer. Audacious is a fork of Beep Media Player (BMP), which itself forked from XMMS.

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  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
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  • RatingAverage rating of 4.5 (13 ratings)
  • Alternatives117 alternatives listed

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  • English

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  •  97 Forks
  •  1 Open Issues
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BjornR
  
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I've been using Audacious as a replacement for Winamp for a couple of months now since i moved from Windows 7 to Fedora 16 and i must say i like it. It plays every MP3, OGG or XM file i throw at it (non-free MP3 codecs required) and can be fully skinned to look exactly like Winamp. Don't be fooled though, it's not Winamp! Some of the plugins are good extensions to Audacious of which i couldn't find for Winamp.

  • One difference between Audacious and Winamp: It can't be docked.
  • Crossfade plugin problem: Bitrates must be the same between tracks.
  • MP3 files: For some unknown reason it can't update ID3 tags and it doesn't have tabs for ID3v1 and ID3v2 (unlike Winamp).

I've used Amarok, Totem and even VLC in the past but -being used to Winamp and all- Audacious has my vote for best audio player on GNU/Linux systems.

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fixitmanarizona
  
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Audacious for XFCE is lightweight, and plays audio files, and has a built in equalizer. Parole is a multimedia player, that can also play audio (no equalizer) and on some files sounds better without having to 'tweak' the sound with an equalizer. I notice it is not listed as an alternative, and should be. I have both installed.

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tuva-hayabi
  
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I have used Audacious for a long time on my GNU/Linux computers, but shortly I installed it under Windows, and it works just fine there, too.

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pino76
  
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Pros:

  • Clean and modern user interface
  • Support for multiple playlists where each remembers the last playback position (!!!)
  • Cross-fade support

Cons:

  • Control bar cannot be customised (I'd like to add "Add Folder" or "Stop After This Song" buttons, for example)
  • Existing bug (at least in the portable version) that causes sub-windows (such as Settings, Open folder, Edit info etc) to open in the background instead of on top.)
  • No built-in music folder browser
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alexanderlavrenko
  
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It doesn't use a lot of system resources, convenient, and has enough functionality.

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mason362
  
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My #1 audio app in Linux. Works brilliantly, and able to hide this away in the systray. I personally use xfce but it works just as well with other DE. Very low resource usage and never had a single crash. Certainly covers all my audio needs after moving over from Windows to Linux around 8 years ago.

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Unk42
  
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OpenSource software. Expandable player with support for different visual styles.

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  • Audio Player
  • Equalizer
  • Xfce

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    I have used Audacious for a long time on my GNU/Linux computers, but shortly I installed it under Windows, and it works just fine there, too.
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    pino76reviewed Audacious
    Pros: - Clean and modern user interface - Support for multiple playlists where each remembers the last playback position (!!!) - Cross-fade support Cons: - Control bar cannot be customised (I'd like to add "Add Folder" or "Stop After This Song" buttons, for example) - Existing bug (at least in the portable version) that causes sub-windows (such as Settings, Open folder, Edit info etc) to open in the background instead of on top.) - No built-in music folder browser
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