Friday, January 11, 2013

How to install audacious music player on archlinux

If you want alternative music player that look like winamp, then audacious is similar. Audacious is lightweight music player. This apps available on archlinux repositories.

Some description on official sites of audacious:

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 experiment with LADSPA effects. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

To install it.
#pacman -S audacious

Don't forget to install codecs first (see on category menu), if you want to install mp3 codecs only
#pacman -S lame

If done run audacious, by default the User interface is like this below.

To make look like winamp, open view, then choose interface --> winamp classic interface, and here's the GUI.

Some Features:
- Play CD
- Play from URL
- Drag n Drop MP3
- Repeat
- Shuffle
- Playlist
- Equalizer

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