Audacious/Totem/Aqualung

  • mick.ca
Posted: Mon, 02/09/2009 - 03:01
I have been using the Studio alpha 3.0 since it came available. I have also used audacious player since before that. however, since the alpha build was installed audacious hasn't been playing fair with audio and particularly with volume. Totem has no output problems. Mplayer no problems. even "floating" the cursor over the file in nautilus yields good results but in audacious volume is low, somewhat "muffled". I have checked and rechecked every possible setting and nothing seems to change the situation. Totem does a good job with audio and the other above mentioned players. I wanted a "small", "support the little guy" type of player and so i tried Aqualung. Perhaps it's a ear that is searching for clearer audio but my files have never been better. the clarity and "crispness" is amazing. don't no if anyone uses audacious ( i know Pablo does) but perhaps there is a problem somewhere I haven't looked. ideas? i suggest try aqualung anyways just for the grins and giggles factor. meanwhile i'll continue searching for reasons way audacious is letting me down. cheers Mick

Ok you two...here's....

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Mon, 02/09/2009 - 23:37
Here's a thought. you know how you can "float" your cursor in nautilus and play a file? why not develop a "button" or bar in nautilus that you can drag and drop files to and play them while working. basically like Nero Linux has. they have a button that you can drop files to.. to preview them while adding to your compilation. Why can't nautilus/cd burner have the same thing? it would have queuing ability & even a taskbar thingy. anyone game? cheers MiCK

Audacious

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:06
Hi Mick, As it comes when I installed it, Audacious sounded badly here too. I had to tweak the EQ. The EQ button is between the balance slider and the playlist button. Use the preamp and raise it a little bit and maybe raise some frequencies too. Tip: You can play Audacious with aditional plugins. It has even a LADSPA host. Right click on "Audacious" on the top and go to Preferences and "Plugins". If you enable the LADSPA host, you have a lot of them. Most of them are useless just to play music but others can help. I didn't know aqualung. It's very nice too! Cheers! Pablo

Audacious

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 02/09/2009 - 09:08
Hi Mick, Audacious is fine here using the envy24 chip, mp3 & Audio are clear. I had to set the preferences to use alsa, it had defaulted to use pulse. This morning I had to set the volume levels in the envy24 control panel, for some reason they were turned right down? The Volume levels in Audacious are set to 94%. Cheers! dave