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Audacious 4.0.4

 Audacious is a lightweight audio player that focuses on doing one job well

Operating Systems:
Linux, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista
Open Source
Software Cost:
Audio, Video & Photo
Date Updated:
01 June 2020
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Do you remember the days when music players just played music? It seems that they now want to show video, display lyrics, sell you CDs or tell you what else you should be listening to. When you start up Audacious your first thought will be "this is XMMS" (or WinAmp if you only recently moved from Windows). Audacious is a fork of BMP which in turn built on XMMS, so this is no great surprise.

While XMMS had its faults, its small interface was perfect if you just want to have audio playing in the background while doing something else (like writing a review of an audio player) instead of having the music player be the main event.

Audacious is fast and lightweight, but it still handles the core responsibilities of an audio player. It plays all popular formats, including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, WMA, MIDI and a variety of MOD formats. IT also handles playlists in the standard WinAmp format, as used by just about everything. Plugins enable you to add features, like listening to streams, adding visualisations, displaying the current track on an OSD, or shrinking everything down to an icon in the system tray.

Whether you are using a netbook or just don't want your audio to take over your computer just to play background music, Audacious is an excellent choice of player.

What's new in 4.0.3 (see the changelog for more)?

- This release fixes a few more bugs and omissions in the Qt UI.


 Audacious does what a music player should, plays music and keeps out of the way.

Your Comments & Opinion

22 August 2017 19:32, MeMyselfI
On extraction of the zip file I can see nothing that will run this program! Where is the .exe file?
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