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New Version of Audacious Music Player Released

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audacious 3.6 on ubuntu 16.04

A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download.

Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea.

New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.

A plugin that lets you browse music on an Ampache server has been added, and music folders can be added to the app from various URL protocols, including ftp and mtp.

More of the player’s existing feature set has been ported over to Qt, including scrobbling set-up and playlist context (right-click) menus.

There are plenty of other new features too, so check out the full Audacious 3.8 changelog for further information.

Install Audacious 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you’ve never tried the app, but have long looked for something with the layout, power-user features and resource usage of something like XMMS, Audacious is well worth checking out. It’s fully open-source, and runs on Windows, BSD and Linux.

An older version of Audacious is available to install from Ubuntu Software. You can install Audacious 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by adding PandaJim’s PPA to your Software Sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

And then installing both the app and its plugins package:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install audacious audacious-plugins

Simple!

If you’re an Audacious user/fan do feel free to share some screenshots of the app in the comments section below.