Audacious 3.9 Released – Install Audacious Music Player For Linux Ubuntu

Audacious 3.9 released. Install Audacious music player, mp3 player for Linux Ubuntu. Audacious ppa can be installed on Ubuntu. Audacious 3.9 is an open source audio player for Linux Ubuntu.

Using Audacious, drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet. Users can also tweak the sound with the graphical equalizer or experiment with LADSPA effects.

It comes with a modern GTK-themed interface and plugins included to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

Audacious 3.9 New Features & Fixes

Qt UI enhancements

  • More configurable main window, with new View menu and additional options in Settings (#657)
  • Full drag-and-drop capability for playlist entries
  • Configurable playlist columns (add, remove, resize, and rearrange)
  • New controls for stream recording
  • Improved playlist search bar, which hides until Control+F is pressed, matches results more intelligently, and even mimics the keyboard controls of the old ‘Jump to Song’ dialog
  • Integrated menu items and keyboard shortcuts for the Playlist Manager and Search Tool
  • More detailed yet unobtrusive reporting of errors via the status bar
  • Visual indication when ‘Stop After This Song’ is active, by making the stop button a toggle
  • Better high-DPI support and many other cosmetic fixes

Usability improvements

  • A Comments column can be displayed in the playlist, and used to sort it (#560)
  • Bold, italics, and capitals highlight different types of results in the GTK+ version of the Search Tool (#701)
  • The Record button is hidden to prevent accidental usage until recording is enabled in Settings (#703)
  • Recording settings can be changed without immediately starting to record the currently playing stream
  • The unhelpful “Unknown playback error” message has been removed

Advanced features

  • audtool gains better support for multiple playlists with the –select-displayed and –select-playing commands (#609)
  • Recursive adding of folders specified in M3U playlists (#731)
  • Direct output to ALSA devices that require packed 24-bit audio
  • Automatic switching between track and album ReplayGain modes when shuffle is enabled/disabled
  • Option in Speed and Pitch effect to adjust both parameters in lockstep, thereby preventing distortion

Under the hood

  • Conversion of a substantial amount of C-like code to safer C++ practices
  • For the Windows build, an update to the newer MinGW-w64 toolchain (still 32-bit)

Bugs fixed since 3.8.2

  • ‘Critical error’ message dialogs displayed by Windows are inhibited (#712)
  • Scrobbler URLs are no longer presented in a useless shortened form (#716)
  • album-artist was missing from the list of available custom title formats and has been added (#722)
  • Error and progress dialogs were missing and have been added in the Qt version of the skinned UI
  • A startup notification is now sent when Audacious is started with only the status icon visible

Install Audacious 3.9

Ubuntu users can install Audacious 3.9 via WebUpd8 PPA. To add this PPA and install Audacious on Ubuntu Systems, simply run the following commands in terminal:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt install audacious audacious-plugins

Packages in this PPA: audacious, ap-hotspot, awn-applet-radio, awn-applet-wm, calise, cmus, dockbarx, dockbarx-themes-extra, dropbox-share, emerald, exaile, fbmessenger, gnome-subtitles, gnome-window-applets, grsync, grive, gthumb, launchpad-getkeys, mc, mdm (Mint Display Manager), minitunes, minitube, musique, notifyosdconfig, nautilus-columns, powertop, ppa-purge, rosa-media-player, fixed pulseaudio-equalizer, subtitleeditor, syncwall, umplayer, unity-reboot, wimlib, youtube-dl, xfce4-dockbarx-plugin, xournal, yad, yarock and others. Almost all packages are updated to their latest version.

Once installed, open Audacious 3.9 from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

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