Audacious Music Player for Linux

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Audacious is an advanced open source audio player based on new QT+ based interface. It is descendant of old XMMS and provides all necessary audio player features such as Music Library, Search, Stream music, equalizer and many more.

What’s new in Audacious 3.6-beta1

  • New QT based interface alongside GTK+.
  • Searching by genre in the search tool plugin
  • The playlist manager can be docked in the GTK+ interface
  • Crossfading on seek and manual song change
  • Support for “album artist” in song tags
  • Search results are filtered by number of songs in the search tool plugin
  • Cue files are automatically added to playlists and to the library
  • Song lengths read from ID3 tags are sanity-checked
  • Adjustable HTTP buffer size
  • Optional calculation of a more accurate song length estimate for MP3 files

…many more. For complete list of changes, features visit release notes.

How to Install Audacious

Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary

Installation via Terminal

sudo apt-get install audacious

Fedora, CentOS

Installation via Terminal

yum install audacious
yum install audacious-plugins-freeworld


  • Type Audacious in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to
Audacious running with classic and GTK+ theme in Ubuntu
Audacious running with classic and GTK+ theme in Ubuntu


Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using Audacious, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

How to Uninstall/Remove Audacious

Via Terminal

sudo apt-get remove audacious

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