Audacious - audio player

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Audacious - audio player

#1 Post by I am Baas » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:16 pm

Audacious is an advanced audio player.
http://audacious-media-player.org/

Dl @ http://distfiles.audacious-media-player ... -win32.zip

Settings, Playlists, etc. in AppData\Local\audacious

Tested: Not Portable
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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#2 Post by Napiophelios » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:57 am

Not a bad audio player tho.
It uses way less memory than my current default player (Xion)

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#3 Post by MnX » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:59 am

Being that it is now 3 years later, you might consider revisiting this as a portable option. I've been running Audacious 3.5.2 portable on XP and Win 8 for a few months now. Their current stable portable version is 3.7. More info at the bottom of this Audacious page for Windows: http://audacious-media-player.org/download

I've been running Audacious on Linux for years, and this portable version works great for me on Windows. There may be some details of what makes an app "portable" that I'm not aware of, but it might be worth a second look as a PF possibility.

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#4 Post by lautrepay » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:24 am

MnX wrote:Being that it is now 3 years later, you might consider revisiting this as a portable option. I've been running Audacious 3.5.2 portable on XP and Win 8 for a few months now. Their current stable portable version is 3.7. More info at the bottom of this Audacious page for Windows: http://audacious-media-player.org/download

I've been running Audacious on Linux for years, and this portable version works great for me on Windows. There may be some details of what makes an app "portable" that I'm not aware of, but it might be worth a second look as a PF possibility.
Nice player, but still not portable. Configuration files are still stored in AppData\Local\audacious.
The minimum requirement to consider an application portable is that it saves its configuration files (or at least the main ones) within its own folder. Among other advantages, this allow you to run the program on different machines without losing your preferences.
Perhaps you can reach the developer and request a truly portable version...

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#5 Post by MnX » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:43 am

Hi lauterpay. Thanks for the info. I overlooked the need to save config files within its own folder. When I get time, I'll address the idea on the Audacious forum.

I know there are plenty of good media players here on PF, but it's always fun to have one more toy in the toy box.

EDIT ---------------

I've got a post on their forum now to see if it can be "fixed".

http://redmine.audacious-media-player.o ... opics/1764

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#6 Post by lautrepay » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:36 am

MnX wrote:I've got a post on their forum now to see if it can be "fixed".

http://redmine.audacious-media-player.o ... opics/1764
Thanks!

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#7 Post by MnX » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:50 am

I got a reply today.

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Not currently.

Edit: Though you can just copy AppData/Local/audacious to another computer if you do want to transfer the settings. That's assuming all your music files are in the same locations on the new computer ...
http://redmine.audacious-media-player.o ... opics/1764

Oh well, it was worth a try. It never hurts to ask.

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#8 Post by tproli » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:02 pm

you can just copy AppData/Local/audacious to another computer if you do want to transfer the settings
Or let automatize it with a yaP launcher.

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#9 Post by freakazoid » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:31 pm

Just tried the yaP launcher. Works great!

Some notes:
- Uses about 11MB RAM.
- Uncompressed filesize is 34.7MB excluding the /locales/ directory. Pretty large for an audio player, but it's because this was originally a Linux player.
- Multiple playlist support is nice, but if you're using Winamp mode, you have to use another window to switch playlists.
- If you're using yaP and you want to try custom skins, put them in the Settings/Skins/ folder.
- Zipped Winamp skins crashes Audacious. (Don't know if this is a Windows-only problem.) In order to get Winamp skins to work, you must unzip them and put each skin in a subfolder (Settings/Skins/[name_of_skin_here]).
- Using a Winamp skin and attempting to toggle the player or playlist to windowshade mode via double-click doesn't work all the time.
- No hotkey support. Hotkeys only work in Linux:
http://redmine.audacious-media-player.o ... opics/1595

XMPlay is still my favorite player though.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#10 Post by webfork » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:05 pm

MnX wrote:Being that it is now 3 years later, you might consider revisiting this as a portable option.
I can't find anything addressing portability on the bugtraq. From experience, it's unlikely unless someone's ask for it that the devs have added something in.

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#11 Post by smaragdus » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:56 am

I have just tested the latest version of Audacious (3.7.1), excellent Cue Sheets support, too bad the player is not portable.

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Re: Audacious V3.2.1

#12 Post by webfork » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:18 pm

Old(ish) thread update: An update was posted back in March but not much happening with the portable request:
http://redmine.audacious-media-player.o ... ssage-1800

Sigh.

Also, a screenshot:

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Re: Audacious - audio player

#13 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:59 pm

Topic update: Audacious v4.0.4 released 2020-06-01 (changelog at audacious-media-player.org/news/49-audacious-4-0-4-released).

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