Audacious is an open source audio player. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. 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 experiment with LADSPA effects. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.
Audacious runs on Linux, on BSD derivatives, and on Microsoft Windows. To download and install the latest version (currently 3.6), please see the download page.
If you have trouble installing or running Audacious, feel free to ask for help on the forums. You can also request a new feature or report a bug here, but please check the list of common problems first. Also remember that the developers of Audacious are volunteers and can only spend a limited amount of time on the project. If you request a major design change or report a bug without enough information for us to reproduce it, you will probably be ignored.
Audacious 3.6 releasedFebruary 28, 2015
The new version brings numerous improvements along with an experimental Qt port.
Character encoding bugs and workaroundJanuary 22, 2015
Applies to Audacious 3.5.2 and earlier.
Audacious 3.5.2 releasedOctober 16, 2014
Audacious 3.5.1 releasedJuly 20, 2014
libaudclient packageJune 27, 2014
For existing projects that are still using it, libaudclient is now available as a separate download.