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Audacious is a media player similar to XMMS, and Winamp.


USE flags

USE flags for media-sound/audacious Lightweight and versatile audio player

qt5 Build with Qt5 interface instead Gtk+

USE flags for media-plugins/audacious-plugins Lightweight and versatile audio player

aac Enable support for MPEG-4 AAC Audio
adplug Build with AdPlug (Adlib sound card emulation) support
ampache Support controlling audacious via www-apps/ampache
bs2b Enable Bauer Bauer stereophonic-to-binaural headphone filter
cdda Add Compact Disk Digital Audio (Standard Audio CD) support
cue Support CUE sheets using the libcue library
flac Add support for FLAC: Free Lossless Audio Codec
fluidsynth Support FluidSynth as MIDI synth backend
gme Support various gaming console music formats
http Support HTTP streams through neon
lame Prefer using LAME libraries for MP3 encoding support
libav Prefer libav over ffmpeg whenever both are supported
libsamplerate Build with support for converting sample rates using libsamplerate
mms Support for Microsoft Media Server (MMS) streams
modplug Add libmodplug support for playing SoundTracker-style music files
mp3 Add support for reading mp3 files
qt5 Build with Qt5 interface instead Gtk+
qtmedia Enable playback via dev-qt/qtmultimedia
scrobbler Build with scrobbler/LastFM submission support
sid Build with SID (Commodore 64 Audio) support
sndfile Add support for libsndfile
soxr Build with SoX Resampler support
speedpitch Enable speed/pitch effects
vorbis Add support for the OggVorbis audio codec
wavpack Add support for wavpack audio compression tools


Install media-sound/audacious and media-plugins/audacious-plugins:

root #emerge --ask media-sound/audacious media-plugins/audacious-plugins


  • To put Audacious in classic Winamp mode, go to View > Interface > Winamp Classic Interface.
  • To insert classical Winamp EQ presets: