Audacious for Linux

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.


Current version of Audacious is core: 2.3.0/plugins: 2.3.0.
Audacious is comprised of two components, audacious core (the player itself), and it's plugins collection. You need both in order to have a working Audacious install. Please note that both the core and plugins are released asymmetrically of each other and a unified release only happens if API changes are necessary between stable versions.

Common Distributions

The following sections describe how to install Audacious from your Linux distribution or UNIX vendor. Please note that vendor-provided builds of Audacious may not be up to date.


Debian, Ubuntu, Sidux, Mepis, and Xandros

Debian and derivative distributions include Audacious (with certain plugins removed or disabled due to patent concerns). You can install the Debian packaged version of Audacious by using apt-get:
# apt-get install audacious


Fedora, CentOS

Fedora and CentOS include Audacious (with certain plugins removed or disabled due to patent concerns) in the extras repository. You can install this version of Audacious by using yum:
# yum install audacious
Additionally, the functionality that was removed from Fedora due to patent concerns, can be attained from Livna, using yum provided that the Livna repository is configured:
# yum install audacious-plugins-nonfree-aac audacious-plugins-nonfree-mp3



Gentoo includes Audacious in its portage tree, as media-sound/audacious. You can install the Gentoo ebuilds using emerge:
# emerge media-sound/audacious
Please note that you may need to use the testing branch to get the latest packaging. Have a look at the Gentoo documentation for more details.

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