How to Install Audacious on Ubuntu 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 and Linux Mint 14 / 13

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install Audacious on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2554/audaciouswinamp10.png

As you may know, Audacious is a popular music player available for Unix and Linux Systems.

Personally, I prefer Audacious because of it’s Winamp Skins. And because I can still use the old J key for opening a song search list.

To install Audacious on Ubuntu and Linux Mint, do this:

Add the repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Update the repo index:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install the program:

$ sudo apt-get install audacious

Optional:

How to add Winamp skins to Audacious:

To add a skin for a certain user, paste the skin archive (.zip, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2) to ~/.local/share/audacious/Skins. Next, open Audacious and set the skin from the Audacious menu:

$ cp ~/Downloads/awesome_skin ~/.local/share/audacious/Skins

To make a skin available for all the users, paste the skin to /usr/share/audacious/Skins, and set the skin from the menu:

$ cp ~/Downloads/awesome_skin /usr/share/audacious/Skins

Optional2:

Because I am a terminal freak, I have created this alias for launching audacious. The process throws everything to /dev/null so the terminal remains free and it also does not die when the terminal is closed because of the nohup command.

$ alias wnp='nohup audacious &> /dev/null &'

To make it persistent, do this:

$ echo "alias wnp='nohup audacious &> /dev/null &'" >> ~/.bashrc

Now, I just type wnp in the terminal and Audacious gets launched.

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