Audacious on Windows

Added by Kajetan Krykwiński about 10 years ago

I've been using Audacious on Linux for years, anyway Windows is my main platform.
Audacious is working great, has very small footprint (it's not even comparable with Winamp ;) ), anyway I have few remarks / suggestions.

- Package with 3.3.4/Windows has 3.3.3 inside ;)
- There's no translations packaged.
- There should be .exe installer. Most of WinUsers i know are too lazy to unpack, move files, etc. And installer can associate audio files with audacious
- (wish) native Windows look of GUI. Removing font line from ./etc/gtk-3.0/settings.ini does part of trick (anti-aliased system font), but this seems to be GTK3 issue (still no native theme?).
- (pain-in-the-...) missing Global Hotkeys plugin. This is probably the biggest issue as for now. The OSD one should be useful too.

Anyway, thanks for your awesome work!

Replies (5)

RE: Audacious on Windows - Added by Andrei usr_share about 10 years ago

Yes, lack of the global hotkeys plugin is the only reason why I'm still using Foobar2000 on my Windows machines.

RE: Audacious on Windows - Added by John Lindgren almost 10 years ago

Kajetan Krykwiński wrote:

- Package with 3.3.4/Windows has 3.3.3 inside ;)

It was actually 3.3.4 but the version number had not been updated. Please see for an updated build.

RE: Audacious on Windows - Added by meta tech almost 6 years ago

Regarding the Global Hotkeys, the following AutoHotkey works fine under Windows 10 and Audacious 3.8.2 :

#IfWinExist, ahk_exe audacious.exe

; Previous Song
    ControlSend, ahk_parent, z, ahk_class gdkWindowToplevel

; Play/Pause
    ControlSend, ahk_parent, c, ahk_class gdkWindowToplevel

; Next Song
    ControlSend, ahk_parent, b, ahk_class gdkWindowToplevel


RE: Audacious on Windows - Added by Nicholas Flynn over 5 years ago

Andrei usr_share wrote:

Yes, lack of the global hotkeys plugin is the only reason why I'm still using Foobar2000 on my Windows machines.

I never installed foobar, in Windows, for me it's Winamp, and nothing else, got the last version, 5.666 Pro and when I compare it with the default player,'s laughable how lame it is.

As for foobar though, when I trusted CCleaner (I didn't boot in windows 7 x64 ultimate in months, except once when I bought a hard drive, external and there was an error, testdisk saw it and the files on it, so i brought them back where they were) but the error message was so strange, asking me to boot into windows, do chkdsk /f, reboot TWICE (allcaps courtesy of the very long error message). And strangely it worked, I got no idea what happened there, but it seems like you can't just plug that usb 3.0 drive, from I'll admit a Hitachi brand external, I didn't see an Hitachi product in 15 years and they were TV's, in my mind they weren't the kind of corporation like Yamaha that makes EVERYTHING from sports vehicles to musical instruments (in primary school, in the list of products my parents had to buy, it was a Yamaha Recorder, no other brand, I also had a Yamaha guitar as my second guitar when learning the instrument, but I also had a Yamaha CD burner and it was considered the highest quality out there with Plextor.

Souvenirs aside, CCleaner when I ran it, I think i can still run it safely since its an old version? I dunno, but when I cleaned up stuff, it would always tell me I had an outdated foobar2000 program, so I took it out, I thought it was related to Winamp but it's not, or maybe the DFX program I used to make Winamp sound even better, but I don't bother with it anymore, it didn't like my Asus PCI express sound card.

RE: Audacious on Windows - Added by Yao Mitachi over 4 years ago

Thanks for the AHK script, meta tech. The lack of media key functionality was my only issue on the Windows version. That helps a lot, not having to alt-tab and click Pause every time!