Audacious 3.8 beta, now runs multiple instances of Audacious

Audacious 3.8 beta had been released, and its now possible to run multiple instances of Audacious. Each instance will remember its own configuration. This new release has better support for Windows, with a new installer based. Audio output on Windows now uses the native waveOut API, allowing higher bit depths, lower latency, and better integration with the system volume control.

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Audacious 3.8 beta changelog

New audtool commands added:

  • Enable/disable stream recording
  • Enable/disable any plugin: effects, visualizations, etc

Cuesheet support is more seamless, with the following fixes:

  • More robust logic to prevent adding duplicate entries
  • Display artist correctly for cuesheets with only a single PERFORMER line
  • Add audio files normally if cuesheet support is disabled
  • Track lengths correctly account for pregap with libcue 2.0 or later

Other new features:

  • Folders can be added from various URI protocols (ftp, mtp, etc.) via GIO
  • Audio effects and equalization can optionally be applied to a stream recording
  • Option to display MMM:SS instead of H:MM:SS
  • Automatic selection of the best available output bit depth
  • Album artist support for FLAC and Vorbis files (read-write)
  • Support for the freedesktop.org startup notification protocol

Existing features ported to the Qt interface:

  • Context (right-click) menu in the playlist
  • Copy-and-paste of playlist entries
  • “Open Containing Folder” command
  • Desktop notifications and file deletion (with the appropriate plugins)
  • Access to the full set of FileWriter options

Install Audacious 3.8 beta on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacious
 
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