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, on BSD derivatives, and on Microsoft Windows. To download and install the latest version (currently 4.2), 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 3.2 released

January 20, 2012

New version brings music library feature, MPRIS 2 support, performance improvements, and more.

Audacious 3.1.2 released

January 04, 2012

This point release in the 3.1 branch fixes a few bugs.

Coming in 3.2: music library plugin

December 17, 2011

Integrated in the GTK interface in Audacious 3.2 will be a plugin that allows indexing an entire collection or "library" of music.

Audacious has moved to GitHub

December 11, 2011

Our Git repositories are now located at GitHub.

Audacious 3.1.1 released

December 05, 2011

The first bugfix release of the 3.1.x series is here.