Install Audacious 4.3 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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In this article, we’ll show you how to install Audacious 4.3 on Ubuntu or Linux Mint system, step by step.

Audacious is a free and open-source audio player for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

It is known for its lightweight, customizable, and user-friendly interface, making it a favorite among Linux users who prefer a simple and straightforward music player.

What is audacious?

Wide-ranging audio codecs supported by Audacious, a lightweight audio player, include MP3, FLAC, and WAV.

Additionally, it supports playlists, has an equalizer, and has a plugin architecture that enables you to add more plugins to expand its usefulness.

It’s simple and possible to use a variety of methods to install Audacious on Linux Mint and Ubuntu.

What’s New in audacious 4.3?

New Features

  • Add PipeWire output plugin
  • Add a native Opus decoder plugin
  • Support GTK3 again & Qt 6 is mature
  • Meson support is feature complete now and tested on all main platforms, so consider switching to this build system
  • Support Ogg FLAC audio streams and read embedded lyrics tags
  • Account for album artist in Search Tool

Bug Fixes

  • Show correct song length for audio streams
  • Correctly handle libflac built without Ogg FLAC support
  • Increased M3U file size limit from 16 MB to 256 MB
  • Preserve existing FLAC Vorbis comment

Installing Audacious via PPA

Before proceeding with the installation make sure your system is up to date.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade 

Add the unofficial PPA for installing audacious

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Install Audacious Player

sudo apt install audacious audacious-plugins

Once the installation is complete, you can open Audacious by typing “audacious” in the Terminal and pressing “Enter.”

Installing Audacious via Flathub

If you prefer to install Audacious via Flathub, you can follow these steps:

Install Flatpak on your system using the setup guide

Once you have Flatpak and the Flathub repository set up, you can install Audacious by running the following command in Terminal:

flatpak install flathub org.atheme.audacious

After installation, you can launch Audacious by searching for it in your system’s applications menu or by running the following command in terminal

flatpak run org.atheme.audacious


Installing Audacious on Ubuntu and Linux Mint is a simple and straightforward process that can be done via the Ubuntu Software Center or Terminal.

Once installed, you can customize Audacious to your liking by changing its appearance, adding plugins, and configuring its behavior.

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