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Section: Audacious Manual Pages (1)
Updated: 24 October 2005
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NAME

Audacious - an audio player for X.  

SYNOPSIS

audacious [-h] [--help] [-n <session>] [--session=<session>] [-r] [--rew] [-p] [--play] [-u] [--pause] [-s] [--stop] [-f] [--fwd] [-e] [--enqueue] [-m] [--show-main-window] [-v] [--version] [--headless] [filename]...  

DESCRIPTION

Audacious is a media player, based on Beep Media Player, which is in turn based on the X Multimedia System. It is used to play audio and other kinds of media files. By default Audacious can play MPEG audio, Ogg Vorbis, RIFF wav, most module formats, and a few other formats. Audacious can be extended through plugins to play a number of other audio and video formats.  

OPTIONS

Audacious accepts the following options:
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-n, --session
Select Audacious/BMP/XMMS session (Default: 0).
-r, --rew
Skip backwards in playlist.
-p, --play
Start playing current playlist.
-u, --pause
Pause current song.
-s, --stop
Stop current song.
-t, --play-pause
Pause if playing, play otherwise.
-f, --fwd
Skip forward in playlist.
-e, --enqueue
Don't clear the playlist.
-m, --show-main-window
Show the main window.
-v, --version
Print version number and exit.
-H, --headless
Starts Audacious in headless mode.
 

SKINS

Audacious supports Winamp Classic style skins. Skins may be stored in either archived (.zip, .wsz, .tgz, .tar.gz, or .tar.bz2) or unarchived format. Audacious looks for skinfiles in ${prefix}/share/audacious/Skins, ~/.audacious/Skins, and locations specified by the SKINSDIR variable.  

KEYBINDINGS

Global keybindings for Audacious:

z                   Previous song

x                  Play

c                  Pause

v                  Stop

b                  Next song

l                  Play file

j                  Jump to file

r                  Toggle Repeat

s                  Toggle Shuffle

Shift + l          Play directory

Control + l        Play location

Control + p        Preferences dialog

Control + v        Visualization plugin dialog

Control + r        Time remaining

Control + a        Always on top

Control + w        Winshade mode

Control + d        Doublesize mode

Control + e        Easy move

Control + j        Jump to time

Control + z        Start of list

Control + n        No Playlist Advance

Control + 3        File info dialog

Control + Alt + w  Toggle Equalizer winshade mode

Shift + Control + wPlaylist winshade mode

Alt + w            Hide/show mainwindow

Alt + e            Hide/show playlistwindow

Alt + g            Hide/show Equalizer

Alt + s            Skin selecting window

Main window specific:


Arrow key up       Volume up 2%

Arrow key down     Volume down 2%

Arrow key right    Skip 5 seconds forward in song

Arrow key left     Skip 5 seconds back in song

Playlist window specific:


Arrow key up       Up one step in playlist

Arrow key down     Down one step in playlist

Delete             Remove selected songs from playlist

Page Up            Move one page up

Page Down          Move one page down

Home               First page in playlist

End                Last page in playlist

Enter              Play selected song

Insert             Add file dialog

Shift + Insert     Add directory dialog

Alt + Insert       Add url dialog

Equalizer shade mode specific:


Arrow key up       Volume up 2%

Arrow key down     Volume down 2%

Arrow key right    Balance 4% to right

Arrow key left     Balance 4% to left
 

HEADLESS OPERATION

Audacious supports a headless operation mode, where Audacious does not use X11 and instead operates as a daemon. You should note that you cannot switch between daemonized mode and X11 mode, and that if you wish to switch back and forth, that you need to do so when starting the program.

When using Audacious in headless mode, you will need a client. Clients compatible with Audacious are listed on the Audacious website.  

FILES

~/.config/audacious/config
User's Audacious configuration.
~/.config/audacious/playlist.xspf
Default playlist usually loaded on startup.
~/.config/audacious/gtkrc
User's set of Audacious-specific GTK config settings. Options such as widget color and fonts sizes can be set here.
~/.share/audacious/Skins, ${prefix}/share/audacious/Skins
Default location(s) where Audacious should look for skinfiles.
~/.config/audacious/Plugins
Location of user-installed plugins. (subject to change)
 

ENVIRONMENT

SKINSDIR
Colon separated list of paths where Audacious should look for skinfiles.
TARCMD
Tar command supporting GNU tar style decompression. Used for unpacking gzip and bzip2 compressed skins. Default is tar.
UNZIPCMD
Command for decompressing zip files (skins). Default is unzip.
 

OTHER INFO

The webpage for Audacious is at http://www.audacious-media-player.org. Here you can find info about Audacious, download the latest version, plugins, and skins.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SKINS
KEYBINDINGS
HEADLESS OPERATION
FILES
ENVIRONMENT
OTHER INFO




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