How To Install Audacious 3.10 on Ubuntu 18.04 And Previous Versions

As you may know, Audacious is an open-source music player, having the features of a modern music player, including support for audio effects, equalizer, lyrics and plugins, visualization, support for Winamp skins and support for playlists organized in tabs.

While the previous Audacious versions were built against GTK+2, the latest versions of the audio player have been created in GTK+3.

The latest version available is Audacious 3.10, which brings the below changes:

New features (general)

  • Shuffle history is remembered at exit to avoid repeating songs (#611)
  • Exported M3U and PLS playlists now use relative paths by default (#647)
  • Recursively adding subfolders to the playlist is now optional (#732)
  • The URL history shown in the Add/Open URL dialogs can be cleared (#733)
  • Toolbar buttons in the GTK UI now show tooltip hints (#750)
  • The adplug input plugin has a new settings window (#759)
  • The Search Tool can be configured to scan for new files at startup (#796)
  • The number of results shown in the Search Tool is now configurable
  • The Delete Files plugin is clearer about which files will be deleted
  • Icons from the desktop theme are used more consistently
  • Scalable icons are now used on Windows for better high-DPI support
  • The bottom info bar now matches the color tone of dark themes
  • The soxr resampler has some new, more detailed settings

Qt UI improvements (new/ported features and bug fixes)

  • “audacious -m” now raises the main window as expected (#767)
  • The number pad Enter key now starts playback as expected (#771)
  • The Escape key can be used to return to the currently playing playlist (#778)
  • Fixed the row height of the playlist view changing unexpectedly (#792)
  • Volume can be changed using the mouse wheel on the system tray icon (#803)
  • Added Playlist Import/Export dialog windows
  • Added a song info tooltip to the playlist and system tray icon
  • Added a “Play” icon to the tab of the currently playing playlist
  • Added a label showing file path/URI to the song info window
  • URI and tag values in the song info window can be copied to the clipboard
  • Added missing “Search Library” command in the Winamp UI (Qt version)
  • Added font formatting to improve readability in the Search Tool
  • Fixed a build error (QStaticText-related) with Qt 5.10
  • Fixed Audacious exiting when the settings window is closed
  • Fixed font preferences not being respected in a couple of places
  • Fixed playlist position sometimes not updating when the song changes
  • The info bar correctly changes color when the theme changes

Installation instructions:

Due to the fact that it is available via PPA, the software can be easily installed on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

All you need to do is to add the repository to your system, update the repo index and install the needed packages:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

To remove the software, do:

sudo apt-get remove audacious audacious-plugins

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