One of the oldest Gnome music players Audacious has received an upgrade to v2.4 Beta 2.
Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK2, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs.
Its advanced audio playback engine is considerably more powerful than GStreamer. Audacious is a fork of Beep Media Player (BMP), which itself forked from XMMS. It has a WinAmp interface as well as a new minimal interface called GTK. It looks similar to the DeadBeef player below, which is not a bad thing. However the plug-ins available for Audacious make it very powerful and flexible.
Below are a list of features, a photo, and how to get it.
The following is a list of features in Audacious.
This only covers the default install. Many more features are implemented by third-party plugins.
150 different module formats
Several chiptune formats: AY, GBS, GYM, HES, KSS, NSF, NSFE, SAP, SPC, VGM, VGZ, VTX
Playstation Audio: PSF1, MiniPSF1
Ad-lib chiptunes via AdPlug library
Microsoft ADPCM, RIFF .wav data, 18+ different other WAV formats provided by sndfile plugin.
MIDI via native OS synthesizer control or TiMidity.
Output system support
OSS (most UNIXes, Linux)
4.2BSD/SunOS audio system (Solaris)
Can function as a LADSPA host (as far as we know, we're the only player that can do this out of the box)
Audio Compression plugin (AudioCompressor AGC) to keep volume normalized at a specific level
Echo enhancing plugin
Stereo separation plugin
Voice Removal plugin
Sound stretching plugin
Paranormal Visualization Studio -- a plugin like AVS
ProjectM -- a plugin like Milkdrop
RockLight -- a stroboscope for Thinkpad and Macintosh lights
Scrobbler Plugin -- a plugin that enables you to listen to Last.FM streams and submit tracks to Last.FM
Song Change -- a plugin that executes scripts at the beginning, end of songs and the end of a playlist
EvDev-Plug -- a plugin that allows you to control Audacious with a gamepad or joystick
Status Icon -- a plugin that allows you to shrink Audacious down to the system tray
Audacious OSD -- a plugin that announces songs for you
Alarm -- a plugin that can schedule playback at a given time each day (like an Alarm Clock)
MP3, Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, AAC+ via IceCast/ShoutCast
Any format supported via normal HTTP
Audacious2 2.4 Beta 2 was released to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat last night so we've uploaded it to our Unstable PPA. This version comes with bug-fixes only.
Install Audacious2 2.4 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and 10.04 Lucid Lynx using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins
DeadBeef Music Player
DeadBeef is a fully-featured music player which uses very few system resources (around 9 mb of RAM on my system) and comes with an user interface great for netbooks: minimalistic and with tabs support.
Below are features, a screen shot, and where to get it.
* mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv, wav, m4a, mpc, cd audio (and many more)