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