Audacious Audio Player 4.0.2 Released. How to install Audacious Audio Player 4.0.2 in Ubuntu Linux. Audacious is a free advanced audio player for Linux Ubuntu and many other UNIX-compatible systems. It focuses on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats. It was originally based on Beep Media Player, which was in turn based on XMMS.
Users can 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.
Tweak the sound with the graphical equalizer or change the dynamic range with audio effects. Enjoy the modern Qt-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, display a VU meter, and more.
Audacious Audio Player 4.0.2
Bug fixes since 4.0.1:
- Fixed a regression where the Enter key did not work in the playlist (#953)
- Fixed the seek bar changing width as the time counter increments (#957)
- Fixed the title bar getting stuck showing “Buffering” (#959)
- Added a workaround to ensure that the toolbar is not hidden on startup
- Fixed the Composer field not being saved when updating ID3v2 tags
Audacious 4.0 release switches to Qt 5 by default. The Qt UI has become quite polished by now. It will be quite familiar to users of the GTK2 UI, but it also brings a few nice-to-have improvements, such as a playlist view that is easier to navigate and sort.
GTK2 remains available and supported as a build option, but new features will only be added to the Qt UI going forward.
New features and improvements:
- Clicking on playlist column headers sorts the playlist
- Dragging playlist column headers changes the column order
- Application-wide settings for volume and time step sizes
- New option to hide playlist tabs
- Sorting playlist by path now sorts folders after files
- Implemented additional MPRIS calls for compatibility with KDE 5.16+
- New OpenMPT-based tracker module plugin (contributed by Chris Spiegel)
- New VU Meter visualization plugin (contributed by Marc Sánchez)
- Added option to use a SOCKS network proxy (contributed by Róbert Čerňanský)
- The Song Change plugin now works on Windows (contributed by Domen Mori)
- New “Next Album” and “Previous Album” commands
- The tag editor in Qt UI can now edit multiple files at once
- Implemented equalizer presets window for Qt UI
- Lyrics plugin gained the ability to save and load lyrics locally
- Blur Scope and Spectrum Analyzer visualizations ported to Qt
- MIDI plugin soundfont selection ported to Qt
- JACK output plugin gained some new options
- Added option to endlessly loop PSF files
Install Audacious 4.0.2
Ubuntu users can install Audacious 4 via PPA. To add this PPA and install Audacious on Ubuntu Systems, simply run the following commands in terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
$ 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.