About Audacious

Audacious 4.0.2

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 change the dynamic range with audio effects. Enjoy the modern Qt-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, display a VU meter, and more.

Audacious runs on Linux, BSD derivatives, macOS and Windows. To download and install the latest version (currently 4.4), 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.

We can always use more help developing and translating Audacious. If you need help getting started, ask on the forums.


Audacious 4.1 released

February 01, 2021

This release brings the Qt UI to Windows and includes a variety of community contributions.

Thank you, DigitalOcean!

January 21, 2021

Thank you to DigitalOcean for the continued support of Audacious through sponsorship of hosting our web pages. Excited for another year together!

Audacious 4.0.5 released

July 10, 2020

This release includes some important fixes for the 4.0.x series.

Audacious 4.0.4 released

June 01, 2020

This release continues the 4.0.x series with minor fixes.

Audacious 4.0.3 released

April 29, 2020

This release fixes a few more bugs and omissions in the Qt UI.