Install Audacious Player 3.9 in Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 and LinuxMint

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Audacious is an open source audio player runs on Linux, BSD derivatives, and windows.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the audacious player on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint 18.x

This version comes with new features and needed updates to the Qt UI and better support for multiple playlists with the --select-displayed and --select-playing commands

Audacious having the modern GTK interface and more plugins and they are having Winamp classic skins.

Changelog in 3.9

New features:
  • Recursive adding of folders specified in M3U playlists
  • Direct output to ALSA devices that require packed 24-bit audio
  • Automatic switching between track and album ReplayGain modes when shuffle is enabled/disabled
  • Option in Speed and Pitch effect to adjust both parameters in lockstep, thereby preventing distortion
  • 'Critical error' message dialogs displayed by Windows are inhibited.
  • Scrobbler URLs are no longer presented in a useless shortened form.
  • album-artist was missing from the list of available custom title formats and has been added.
  • Error and progress dialogs were missing and have been added in the Qt version of the skinned UI
  • A startup notification is now sent when Audacious is started with only the status icon visible

Installation steps:

Webupd8 team providing the latest version via PPA

Step 1: Add the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
Step 2: Update the repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install Audacious
sudo apt-get install audacious
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