Sunday, September 25, 2016

Install Audacious 3.8 finally released

    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.

   Audacious 3.8 had finally been released,  it is finally possible to run multiple instances of Audacious  Instances are numbered and can be started with audacious -2, audacious -3, and so on; once running, they can be controlled with audtool -2 <command>, audtool -3 <command>, and so on. Each instance remembers its own configuration.

Audacious 3.8 changelog :

Support for Windows has been improved:
  •     There is a new installer using NSIS, based on work by Carlo Bramini
  •     The user interface handles high-resolution displays better and no longer appears blurred due to scaling.
  •     Audio output now uses the native waveOut API, allowing higher bit depths, lower latency, and better integration with the system volume control.
New audtool commands have been added:
  •     Enable/disable stream recording
  •     Enable/disable any plugin: effects, visualizations, etc.
Cuesheet support is more seamless, with the following fixes:
  •     More robust logic to prevent adding duplicate entries
  •     Display artist correctly for cuesheets with only a single PERFORMER line
  •     Add audio files normally if cuesheet support is disabled
  •     Track lengths correctly account for pregap with libcue 2.0 or later
Róbert Čerňanský contributed a new plugin to browse music on an Ampache server. Most of the implementation resides in a separate support library, available here.

Other new features:
  •     Folders can be added from various URI protocols (ftp, mtp, etc.) via GIO
  •     Audio effects and equalization can optionally be applied to a stream recording
  •     Search results can be added to the playlist using drag and drop
  •     Option to display MMM:SS instead of H:MM:SS
  •     Automatic selection of the best available output bit depth
  •     Album artist support for FLAC and Vorbis files (read-write)
  •     Support for the startup notification protocol
Existing features ported to the Qt interface:
  •     Scrobbler setup dialog
  •     Context (right-click) menu in the playlist
  •     Copy-and-paste of playlist entries
  •     “Open Containing Folder” command
  •     Desktop notifications and file deletion (via the appropriate plugins)
  •     Access to the full set of FileWriter options

Installation instructions: 
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating  Systems and install Audacious 3.8 finally with few easy commands.

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install audacious

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