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How to install audacious in ubuntu 12.04

Audacious is a light weight mp3 player which uses less resources and gives high quality audio . It comes with two interfaces ( GTK interface and Winamp interface ) . Winamp interface looks like old winamp 2.x version has a same functionality like playlist,presets etc..
install audacious in ubuntuinstall audacious in ubuntu 12.04
In this article we will see about Audacious installation in ubuntu 12.04 and importing presets.

Installing audacious in ubuntu 12.04 :

Audacious installation in ubuntu 12.04 is pretty easy , just issue the below three commands one by one.
» Add the repository using below command .
krizna@leela:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
» Update the repository
krizna@leela:~$ sudo apt-get update
» Issue the below command to install audacious.
krizna@leela:~$ sudo apt-get install audacious
That’s it ..By default it has GTK interface .
Install audacious GTK interface

Winamp interface

If you want winamp interface . just Goto View -> Interface and choose winamp classic interface

Install audacious change winamp interface
Install audacious winamp interface

Import presets

Presets are not available by default, you will have to add yourself . follow the steps to add presets.

» Click here to download preset zip file.

» Unzip and copy eq.preset file to /home/username/.config/audacious/  ( if already there , just replace it )
krizna@leela:~$ cp eq.preset .config/audacious/

» Restart audacious and click preset , now you can choose your favourite preset.

audacious winamp presets

Enjoy 🙂

  • quatra

    After 2 days of trying and frustration I finally got it to work without downloading anything. I upgraded my Audacious with the nilarimogard/webupd8 repository to version 3.4 and then pasting the following into a terminal:

    rm $HOME/.config/audacious/eq.preset
    cat > $HOME/.config/audacious/eq.preset << EOF

    [Presets]
    Preset0=Classical
    Preset1=Club
    Preset2=Dance
    Preset3=Flat
    Preset4=Live
    Preset5=Laptop Speakers/Headphone
    Preset6=Rock
    Preset7=Pop
    Preset8=Full Bass and Treble
    Preset9=Full Bass
    Preset10=Full Treble
    Preset11=Soft
    Preset12=Party
    Preset13=Ska
    Preset14=Soft Rock
    Preset15=Large Hall
    Preset16=Reggae
    Preset17=Techno

    [Classical]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=0.375
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=-4.5
    Band7=-4.5
    Band8=-4.5
    Band9=-6

    [Club]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=2.25
    Band3=3.75
    Band4=3.75
    Band5=3.75
    Band6=2.25
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Dance]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=6
    Band1=4.5
    Band2=1.5
    Band3=0
    Band4=0
    Band5=-3.75
    Band6=-4.5
    Band7=-4.5
    Band8=0
    Band9=0

    [Flat]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=0.375
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=0.375
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Live]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-3
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=2.625
    Band3=3.375
    Band4=3.75
    Band5=3.75
    Band6=2.625
    Band7=1.875
    Band8=1.875
    Band9=1.5

    [Laptop Speakers/Headphone]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=3
    Band1=6.75
    Band2=3.375
    Band3=-2.25
    Band4=-1.5
    Band5=1.125
    Band6=3
    Band7=6
    Band8=7.875
    Band9=9

    [Rock]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.875
    Band1=3
    Band2=-3.375
    Band3=-4.875
    Band4=-2.25
    Band5=2.625
    Band6=5.625
    Band7=6.75
    Band8=6.75
    Band9=6.75

    [Pop]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-1.125
    Band1=3
    Band2=4.5
    Band3=4.875
    Band4=3.375
    Band5=-0.75
    Band6=-1.5
    Band7=-1.5
    Band8=-1.125
    Band9=-1.125

    [Full Bass and Treble]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.5
    Band1=3.75
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=-4.5
    Band4=-3
    Band5=1.125
    Band6=5.25
    Band7=6.75
    Band8=7.5
    Band9=7.5

    [Full Bass]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=6
    Band1=6
    Band2=6
    Band3=3.75
    Band4=1.125
    Band5=-2.625
    Band6=-5.25
    Band7=-6.375
    Band8=-6.75
    Band9=-6.75

    [Full Treble]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-6
    Band1=-6
    Band2=-6
    Band3=-2.625
    Band4=1.875
    Band5=6.75
    Band6=9.75
    Band7=9.75
    Band8=9.75
    Band9=10.5

    [Soft]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=3
    Band1=1.125
    Band2=-0.75
    Band3=-1.5
    Band4=-0.75
    Band5=2.625
    Band6=5.25
    Band7=6
    Band8=6.75
    Band9=7.5

    [Party]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.5
    Band1=4.5
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=0.375
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=0.375
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=4.5
    Band9=4.5

    [Ska]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-1.5
    Band1=-3
    Band2=-2.625
    Band3=-0.375
    Band4=2.625
    Band5=3.75
    Band6=5.625
    Band7=6
    Band8=6.75
    Band9=6

    [Soft Rock]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=2.625
    Band1=2.625
    Band2=1.5
    Band3=-0.375
    Band4=-2.625
    Band5=-3.375
    Band6=-2.25
    Band7=-0.375
    Band8=1.875
    Band9=5.625

    [Large Hall]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=6.375
    Band1=6.375
    Band2=3.75
    Band3=3.75
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=-3
    Band6=-3
    Band7=-3
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Reggae]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=-0.375
    Band3=-3.75
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=4.125
    Band6=4.125
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Techno]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.875
    Band1=3.75
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=-3.375
    Band4=-3
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=4.875
    Band7=6
    Band8=6
    Band9=5.625
    EOF

    Nothing to download and it works for me!

    I haven't tried it with other Audacious distros but I got the one from the Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Software Center on my laptop and will try tomorrow.

    Btw, your download link for your zipfile doesn't work (page not found 404).

  • quatra

    After 2 days of trying and frustration I finally got it to work without downloading anything. I upgraded my Audacious with the nilarimogard/webupd8 repository to version 3.4 and then pasting the following into a terminal:

    rm $HOME/.config/audacious/eq.preset
    cat > $HOME/.config/audacious/eq.preset << EOF

    [Presets]
    Preset0=Classical
    Preset1=Club
    Preset2=Dance
    Preset3=Flat
    Preset4=Live
    Preset5=Laptop Speakers/Headphone
    Preset6=Rock
    Preset7=Pop
    Preset8=Full Bass and Treble
    Preset9=Full Bass
    Preset10=Full Treble
    Preset11=Soft
    Preset12=Party
    Preset13=Ska
    Preset14=Soft Rock
    Preset15=Large Hall
    Preset16=Reggae
    Preset17=Techno

    [Classical]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=0.375
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=-4.5
    Band7=-4.5
    Band8=-4.5
    Band9=-6

    [Club]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=2.25
    Band3=3.75
    Band4=3.75
    Band5=3.75
    Band6=2.25
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Dance]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=6
    Band1=4.5
    Band2=1.5
    Band3=0
    Band4=0
    Band5=-3.75
    Band6=-4.5
    Band7=-4.5
    Band8=0
    Band9=0

    [Flat]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=0.375
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=0.375
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Live]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-3
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=2.625
    Band3=3.375
    Band4=3.75
    Band5=3.75
    Band6=2.625
    Band7=1.875
    Band8=1.875
    Band9=1.5

    [Laptop Speakers/Headphone]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=3
    Band1=6.75
    Band2=3.375
    Band3=-2.25
    Band4=-1.5
    Band5=1.125
    Band6=3
    Band7=6
    Band8=7.875
    Band9=9

    [Rock]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.875
    Band1=3
    Band2=-3.375
    Band3=-4.875
    Band4=-2.25
    Band5=2.625
    Band6=5.625
    Band7=6.75
    Band8=6.75
    Band9=6.75

    [Pop]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-1.125
    Band1=3
    Band2=4.5
    Band3=4.875
    Band4=3.375
    Band5=-0.75
    Band6=-1.5
    Band7=-1.5
    Band8=-1.125
    Band9=-1.125

    [Full Bass and Treble]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.5
    Band1=3.75
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=-4.5
    Band4=-3
    Band5=1.125
    Band6=5.25
    Band7=6.75
    Band8=7.5
    Band9=7.5

    [Full Bass]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=6
    Band1=6
    Band2=6
    Band3=3.75
    Band4=1.125
    Band5=-2.625
    Band6=-5.25
    Band7=-6.375
    Band8=-6.75
    Band9=-6.75

    [Full Treble]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-6
    Band1=-6
    Band2=-6
    Band3=-2.625
    Band4=1.875
    Band5=6.75
    Band6=9.75
    Band7=9.75
    Band8=9.75
    Band9=10.5

    [Soft]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=3
    Band1=1.125
    Band2=-0.75
    Band3=-1.5
    Band4=-0.75
    Band5=2.625
    Band6=5.25
    Band7=6
    Band8=6.75
    Band9=7.5

    [Party]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.5
    Band1=4.5
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=0.375
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=0.375
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=4.5
    Band9=4.5

    [Ska]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=-1.5
    Band1=-3
    Band2=-2.625
    Band3=-0.375
    Band4=2.625
    Band5=3.75
    Band6=5.625
    Band7=6
    Band8=6.75
    Band9=6

    [Soft Rock]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=2.625
    Band1=2.625
    Band2=1.5
    Band3=-0.375
    Band4=-2.625
    Band5=-3.375
    Band6=-2.25
    Band7=-0.375
    Band8=1.875
    Band9=5.625

    [Large Hall]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=6.375
    Band1=6.375
    Band2=3.75
    Band3=3.75
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=-3
    Band6=-3
    Band7=-3
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Reggae]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=0.375
    Band1=0.375
    Band2=-0.375
    Band3=-3.75
    Band4=0.375
    Band5=4.125
    Band6=4.125
    Band7=0.375
    Band8=0.375
    Band9=0.375

    [Techno]
    Preamp=0.375
    Band0=4.875
    Band1=3.75
    Band2=0.375
    Band3=-3.375
    Band4=-3
    Band5=0.375
    Band6=4.875
    Band7=6
    Band8=6
    Band9=5.625
    EOF

    Nothing to download and it works for me!

    I haven't tried it with other Audacious distros but I got the one from the Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Software Center on my laptop and will try tomorrow.

    Btw, your download link for your zipfile doesn't work (page not found 404).

  • Saeed

    Hi dear;
    So many thanks, it made audacious as a great media player.
    be successful;
    Saeed