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Audacious 3.3 released

July 26, 2012

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Major Improvements since 3.2

Audacious now saves the current position within a song when you start playing a different playlist. To resume from where you left off in a playlist, simply double-click on the tab for that playlist.

Various improvements have been made to the GTK+ interface, such as the addition of a genre column and the use of a slight gradient to make the info bar a little prettier. For users who find it annoying or want to save some CPU cycles, the visualization in the info bar can now be disabled. The playback toolbar is now styled as a “primary toolbar” so that it looks better in e.g. GNOME 3.

Several improvements have also been made to the search tool plugin. Searching is more intelligent, so that you can search by artist, album, and song title simultaneously, and more information is displayed about the search results. There is new keyboard shortcut (control Y) to activate the search tool within the GTK+ interface, and the escape key can be used to return the keyboard focus back to the playlist.

The core output code, which had become rather disorderly as new features were added, has been partially rewritten. One of the goals of the rewrite was to make it possible for effect plugins to vary the playback speed without restarting playback; there is a new “speed and pitch” plugin (replacing SndStretch) that takes advantage of this capability.

Audio format conversions have been fixed so that bit-perfect playback is now possible for 16-bit and 24-bit audio files (as it already was for floating-point). In addition, the FileWriter plugin can now save 24-bit and floating-point .wav files.

System Requirements

GTK+ 3.0 or later is now required. (We will continue to maintain Audacious 3.2.x as a legacy branch for GTK+ 2.x users.)

New/Removed Plugins

Other Improvements

Changes since 3.3-alpha1

Changes since 3.3-beta1

Changes since 3.3-beta2