Introduction to Audacious

Audacious is a Gtk+-2 based audio player.

Package Information

Additional Downloads



Additional plugins can be downloaded from Note that these third-party plugins are not supported by the Audacious development team.

Audacious Dependencies


libglade-2.6.1 and mcs-0.7.0


PCRE-7.6 or Oniguruma, Secret Rabbit Code (a.k.a. libsamplerate), and GTK-Doc-1.8

Optional (for Plugins)

AdPlug, ALSA-1.0.13, aRts-1.5.9, cURL-7.16.3, EsounD-0.2.37, JACK, LAME-3.97, libmad-0.15.1b, libmpcdec (requires libmms, libsndfile, libvorbis-1.2.0, LIRC, projectM, PulseAudio, rocklight (only for IBM Thinkpads), SDL-1.2.11, TagLib), and WavPack

Optional (for Ugly Plugins)


User Notes:

Installation of Audacious

Install Audacious by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

If you wish to create the SDK documentation, issue the following command: make documentation-build.

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m644 -D README /usr/share/doc/audacious-1.3.2/README

If you created the SDK documentation, install it by issuing the following commands as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/{,lib}audacious &&
install -v -m644    doc/audacious/html/* \
                    /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/audacious &&
install -v -m644    doc/libaudacious/html/* \

Command Explanations

--enable-one-plugin-dir and --disable-user-plugin-dir: These options are used to determine how the plugins are stored. Review the ouput from ./configure --help for information.

--enable-chardet: This option is used to enable character set detection support.

--enable-samplerate: This option is used to enable libsamplerate support.

Installation of Audacious Plugins

Install the required plugins package by unpacking the tarball, changing into the newly created directory, and issuing the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If desired, repeat this procedure for the optional plugins package.


Installed Programs: audacious, audacious-arts-helper and audtool
Installed Libraries: and numerous Container, Effect, General, Input, Output, Visualization, and amidi-plug plugin modules
Installed Directories: /usr/include/audacious, /usr/lib/audacious, /usr/share/audacious, /usr/share/doc/audacious-1.3.2, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/audacious

Short Descriptions


is a Gtk2 port of XMMS based on the Beep Media Player.

contains functions that are used by audacious to render its graphical interface.

Last updated on 2008-03-16 06:14:39 -0500