Install Audacious 3.1 On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Using PPA

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Audacious is a free, lightweight audio player, support many audio codecs and works on Linux platforms. Recently Audacious has been ported to GTK3, and the latest stable version Audacious 3.1 brings many improvements, new plugins, and several new features.

What’s New In Audacious 3.1 | Changelog

  • New LADSPA host plugin
  • Alarm plugin has been ported to GTK 3 and restored
  • New “queue manager” window which shows the songs queued in the current playlist
  • New plugin to convert from mono to stereo and vice versa
  • Audacious can now run in “headless” mode, controlled by DBus clients such as audtool
  • audtool can now query and set “stop after this song” option
  • New option to delay loading song information until a song is played, reducing I/O
  • Audio CD plugin now reads mixed data and audio CD’s correctly
  • Dockable plugin windows such as LyricWiki now have a sane default window size
  • New configuration system, which does fewer disk writes and has a cleaner API
  • Running Audacious on Windows no longer creates an “audacious” folder in My Documents
  • Visualization subsystem has been reworked to be more efficient and more accurate
  • M3U playlists with the .m3u8 extension are now supported
  • Audacious does better at remaining responsive while connecting to internet streams
  • The BS2B effect plugin now has some settings that the user can change
  • The channel mixer plugin can now downmix some surround formats to stereo
  • Audacious 3.1 release notes.

[How To]: Install Audacious 3.1 On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Using PPA

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

Thanks to WebUpd8 PPA.

Check Downloads page for more download options for different distributions.

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