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Audacious is an audio player that focuses on high audio quality and low resource usage which comes with a pretty large plugin list as well as two interfaces: a GTK interface and a Winamp 2.x like interface.

With a bit of a delay, Audacious 3.3 stable is now available in the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. The new version brings GTK interface improvements, partially re-written core output which now supports to vary the playback speed without restarting playback (there's a new plugin that takes advantage of this), a more intelligent search that lets you search by artist, album and song title in the same time and more.


Changes in Audacious 3.3:
  • the playback toolbar has been styled as a "primary toolbar" to make it look better in GNOME 3 and indeed, Audacious 3.3 looks a lot better with Ambiance / Adwaita themes
  • a new genre column
  • Audacious now saves the current position within a song when you start playing a different playlist
  • more intelligent search - it now searches for the artist, album and song title simultaneously and more information is displayed
  • partially re-written core output which now supports to vary the playback speed without restarting playback
  • the LIRC plugin, which was up till now missing in the Audacious 3.x series, has been made to support GTK+ 3.x and is back
  • the GIO transport plugin is now enabled by default, supporting ftp://, sftp://, and smb:// URI protocols
  • the MPRIS2 plugin (used by GNOME Shell's Media Player indicator) now supports seeking and getting/setting the volume
  • changed/improved various parts of the preferences UI
  • the FLAC plugin now supports higher quality files (24-bit and surround)
  • over-amplified audio can be made to sound better by the use of a new “soft clipping” option
  • more

audacious media player 3.3
Audacious 3.3 - GTK interface

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Audacious 3.3 Winamp interface


Install Audacious 3.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10


To add the main WebUpd8 PPA and install Audacious 3.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin or 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious

For other Linux distributions and Windows, get Audacious from its download page.
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