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Audacious
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""Audacious 3.2-devel in Fedora 16
Audacious 3.2-devel in "Fedora 16
Initial release October 24, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-10-24)
"Stable release 3.9 (August 19, 2017; 61 days ago (2017-08-19)[1]) [±]
"Preview release 3.4 (June 28, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-06-28)) [±]
"Repository github.com/audacious-media-player
Development status Active
Written in originally in "C99, converted to "C++11 at v3.6 ("GTK and "qt[2])
"Operating system "Linux, "Windows XP and newer
"Type "Audio player
"License 2-clause "BSD license[3]
Website audacious-media-player.org

Audacious is a "free and open source "audio player with a focus on low resource use, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats.[4] It is designed primarily for use on "POSIX-compatible systems such as "Linux, with limited support for "Microsoft Windows.[5] Audacious is the default audio player in "Lubuntu and in "Ubuntu Studio.[6][7]

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History[edit]

Audacious began as a "fork of Beep Media Player, which itself is a fork of "XMMS. William "nenolod" Pitcock decided to fork Beep Media Player after the original development team announced that they were stopping development in order to create a next-generation version called BMPx. According to the Audacious home page, Pitcock and others "had [their] own ideas about how a player should be designed, which [they] wanted to try in a production environment."[8]

Since version 2.1, Audacious includes both the "Winamp-like interface known from previous versions and a new, "GTK+-based interface known as GTKUI, which resembles "foobar2000 to some extent. GTKUI became the default interface in Audacious 2.4.

Before version 3.0, Audacious used the GTK+ 2.x "toolkit by default. Partial support for GTK+ 3.x was added in version 2.5,[9] while version 3.0 has full support for GTK+ 3.x and uses it by default.[10] However, dissatisfied with the evolution of GTK+ 3.x, the Audacious team chose to revert to GTK+ 2 starting with the 3.6 release, with long-term plans of porting to "Qt.[11]

Features[edit]

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Audacious with "GTK+-based interface running on "Windows 7.
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Audacious with "Winamp-like interface running on "Ubuntu 8.04.
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Audacious with external .wsz Skin running on "Ubuntu 11.10.

Audacious contains built-in "gapless playback.

Default codec support[edit]

Plug-ins[edit]

Audacious owes a large portion of its functionality to "plug-ins, including all "codecs. More features are available via third-party plug-ins.

Current versions of the Audacious core classify plug-ins as follows (some are low level and not user-visible at this time):

Skins[edit]

Audacious has full support for "Winamp 2 skins, and as of version 1.2, some free-form skinning is possible. Winamp .wsz skin files, a type of Zip archive, can be used directly, or can be unarchived to individual directories. The program can use Windows Bitmap (.bmp) graphics from the Winamp archive, although native skins for Linux are usually rendered in "Portable Network Graphics (.png) format. Audacious 1.x allows the user to adjust the RGB color balance of any skin, effectively making a basic white skin equivalent to a host of colorized skins without editing them manually.["citation needed]

Clients[edit]

Audacious is intended to be a standalone media player not a server (unlike "XMMS2), though it accepts connections from client software, such as "Conky.

Connection to Audacious for remote control can be done over plain "DBus, by using an MPRIS-compatible client, or using the official Audtool utility created just for this purpose.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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