Au­da­cious 3.10

A good-look­ing, light­weight, fea­ture-rich mu­sic player

Linux User & Developer - - Reviews -

The linux desk­top has no dearth of me­dia play­ers. What sets au­da­cious apart from oth­ers is its light­weight de­sign and its set of use­ful plug-ins. This BSD-licensed me­dia player sup­ports a wide va­ri­ety of au­dio for­mats in­clud­ing OGG, MP3, FLAC, AAC and more. Be­sides play­back, you can use the app to cre­ate playlists and edit meta­data.

Au­da­cious is avail­able in the of­fi­cial repos­i­to­ries of most desk­top dis­tri­bu­tions such as Fe­dora and Ubuntu. The app comes with two UIs: a GTK+ in­ter­face and a clas­sic Wi­namp clone. The lat­ter of­fers sev­eral dif­fer­ent skins. By de­fault, how­ever, the player uses the multi-tabbed GTK in­ter­face.

One of the strong points of Au­da­cious is its plug­ins, many of which have sev­eral set­tings of their own. The au­da­cious-plug­ins pack­age in Fe­dora doesn’t in­clude all the pack­ages due to Fe­dora’s pack­ag­ing pol­icy, so you’ll have to fetch them from the RPM Fu­sion repos­i­to­ries.

In ad­di­tion to in­flu­enc­ing play­back, the plug­ins af­fect sev­eral other as­pects of the player such as Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion, Playlists and Out­put. The lat­est re­lease im­ple­ments some use­ful new fea­tures such as the abil­ity to re­mem­ber shuf­fle his­tory be­tween app restarts to avoid re­peat­ing songs.

One of the use­ful fea­tures of the player is the built-in sup­port for gap­less play­back.above

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