Audacious 3.8 finally released

Audacious 3.8 had finally been released, and it now not only allows multiple instance run but also support for windows had been improved. This release also comes with a new plugin (contributed by Róbert Čerňanský) to browse music on an Ampache server.

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Audacious 3.8 changelog

Support for Windows has been improved:

  • There is a new installer using NSIS, based on work by Carlo Bramini
  • The user interface handles high-resolution displays better and no longer appears blurred due to scaling.
  • Audio output now uses the native waveOut API, allowing higher bit depths, lower latency, and better integration with the system volume control.

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:

  • Search results can be added to the playlist using drag and drop
  • 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:

  • Scrobbler setup dialog
  • 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 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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