New release: Audacious 3.4June 28, 2013
Audacious 3.4 is an incremental improvement, adding a number of requested features while retaining binary API compatibility with plugins built for version 3.3.
Changes since 3.4-beta1
- For lovers of eye candy, there is a new 3D frequency spectrum visualizer, ported from XMMS by Christophe Budé.
- Desktop notifications can be customized to include action buttons and/or remain visible for the length of the song.
- The new scrobbler plugin will now send "now playing" information to Last.fm.
- The FFmpeg decoding backend has been updated to fix an "unsupported audio format" error.
Changes since 3.4-alpha1
- When search terms are too generic, the search tool now shows the first 100 results instead of showing no results as in previous versions.
- The old scrobbler plugin is no longer included. Should you encounter a problem with the new scrobbler, please report it.
- The ModPlug plugin has a new preferences window, based on a contribution by Vladimir Strakh.
- The SID plugin now requires libsidplayfp. The older sidplay1 and sidplay2 libraries are no longer supported.
- An alternative sample rate converter plugin, using libsoxr, has been added.
General changes since 3.3
- A new scrobbler plugin, using Last.fm’s Scrobbling 2.0 API, has been contributed by “Pitxyoki.”
audtoolcan seek with sub-second precision (#95).
- Album art fetching is done in the background so that it will not make the UI unresponsive. URI schemes other than
file://are no longer blacklisted (#177).
- A new command-line option (
--quit-after-play) makes the player exit automatically when finished playing (#230).
- A global hotkey can be configured to enable/disable the “stop after current song” option (#232).
New commands available in the GTK interface
- Automatically remove duplicate entries from a playlist (#210)
- Repeat only a portion of a song (“A-to-B repeat”) (#220)
- Show remaining instead of elapsed time (#237)
- Sort playlist entries by song length (#244)
- Sort, randomize, and reverse the order of selected playlist entries only
Other GTK interface improvements
Playlist columns can be resized (#19). This has been one of the most frequently (and vehemently) requested features. However, it requires GTK+ 3.8 or later to work 100% correctly.
Keyboard focus in the playlist is handled differently, fixing some cases where it was not updated correctly when the playlist was edited (#191).
The info bar visualization is automatically disabled when the player is minimized to the system tray in order to reduce CPU usage.