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Audacious is a free and open source, multi-platform, simple, lightweight and advanced music player


  • Supports playback of music files in the following formats: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, WAVE, as well as Midi, Musepack (MPC), Wavpack and some others;
  • Audacious supports audio output via: ALSA, Sndio, OSS3, SDL, Jack, PulseAudio and to file;
  • There is support for two interface options based on Qt and GTK;
  • Support for themes/skins: Qt and classic Winamp;
  • It is possible to drag and drop folders and individual song files; Support for creating playlists, importing/exporting playlists, sorting by various parameters (by title/artist/album, and others);
  • Search for artists and albums in your entire music library;
  • It is possible to play CDs or stream music from the Internet (it is possible to record a stream);
  • There is an equalizer;
  • Playback functions: play/pause, stop, switch tracks/albums (next/previous), rewind, change volume, repeat, random, randomly by albums, stop after this track;
  • There is an option to view information about the song;
  • There is a module “alarm clock”;
  • Proxy support;
  • It is possible to customize the interface appearance;
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

There is support for plugins, which are divided into categories:

  • General provide useful functions for the user: pop-up notifications, scrobbling, getting song lyrics and others;
  • Effects plugins that can transform the output audio stream: vocal removal, echo, smooth transition, and others;
  • Visualization plugins: a category of plug-ins responsible for audio visualization;
  • Input plugins that work with the computer’s audio system;
  • Playlist plugins that can work with different types of playlists;
  • Transport: low-level plugins for interacting with VFS.

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The software Audacious is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.atheme.audacious

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:4.1
Developer:Audacious developers and others
Programming language:C, C++

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