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Audacious Reviews

Audacious is an advanced audio player.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Audacious and what they use it for.
  • What's really going on with Amarok?
    This may interest you,and it is Qt,plus can be used with MPD. - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
  • My Setup. AKG K240 MKII, Sennheiser HD 650 and Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus
    The new version of audacious has a vu meter and its also available to windows Https:// - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How to add a music player to my desktop?
    Find a GUI player you like (see for a non-exhaustive list; ISTR Audacious being mentioned as a Winamp clone) and add it to your autostart items (see - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Help a newcommer to build a Linux PC
    Yes, Winamp works well on Linux through wine, I have been using it for a long time myself. Although recently I have also been using audacious, which runs more smoothly and is better integrated with Linux (as it is a native application) and it also has support for Winamp skins, so it's a fairly good drop-in replacement (as long as you're not relying on some esoteric plugins or file formats). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Cartoon Network Red Alert - It might already be too late
    Im not the parent commenter but I highly recommend audacious for linux and windows. Plays every audio format you have, doesn’t enforce a specific music library folder structure, and supports winamp skins(!) - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Winamp 5.9
    Effectively succeeded by Audacious: ... Which is under active development/maintenance. - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Suite & Music Player
    Check out Audacious for your tunes. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • AIMP Developer being hilarious in 2018 (Still awesome music player though with no real Linux alternative)
    I used to run AIMP3 with wine. After testing some players I kept audacious. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Ask HN: What old or deprecated software do you wish was still updated?
    No Open Source version per-se, but Audacious[1] is awfully close. It even supports classic Winamp skins AIUI. Screenshot: [1]: - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • Looking for a Winamp equivalent for Ubuntu
    Nope. Audacious is the descendant of xmms and still supports those Winamp skins. It's also a very capable player. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Win32 is the stable Linux userland ABI (and the consequences)
    Wasn't audacious ( supposed to be that? ;o. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • I Would Happily Go Back to Using an MP3 Player if I Could Put Winamp in My Pocket
    I found Audacious recently and am very happy with it. Fast, low RAM use (not as low as WinAMP, but good enough), open source, multiplatform, regularly updated, modern, etc. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Does anybody if the old gold winamp app installs in Manjaro?
    Audacious would probably be right up your alley. It seems to be heavily inspired by WinAmp, so much so that you can use classic WinAmp skins with it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Any good local music management software for Linux?
    You mean - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Winamp
    Audacious: Offers a WinAmp-style UI, with skin support. Screenshot: It is actively maintained with the last release being this February. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Casette Tape Cyberdeck
    The first version used a Pimoroni Hyperpixel 4 screen, Audacious with Winamp skin, Ready Player One fanart wallpaper and the Raspberry Pi OS Lite with XFCE. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Audacity may collect “Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation” and more
    > The audacity of it! (pun intended) Fork it, call it Audacious and be done with it. Already taken by an audio related project: I have used it for a long time. To my surprise, it is still alive and seems to have evolved a bit seeing the screenshot and it looks good, I think I'll look into it. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Elder redditors, at the dawn of the internet what was popular digital slang and what did it mean?
    When I switched to Linux, I started using Audacious, which has a Winamp mode and even supports Windows skins. It's ultimately a fork of XMMS - which will probably cause the same feelings of nostalgia for those who used Linux around the turn of the century. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Webamp · Winamp 2 in the Browser
    You can use Audacious - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Audacious

10 Best Winamp Alternatives for Windows 10
Although not the best, Audacious is still the best audio player app that you can use. It’s an open-source audio player, and it’s pretty lightweight. To play any music files, drag and drop the folders containing the music, and it will list down the songs along with some additional details like artist name, albums, etc. You can even create your custom playlist with Audacious. The only downside of Audacious is its...

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