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How To Install Audacious on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Audacious on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Audacious on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Audacious is a free advanced audio player for Linux and many other UNIX-compatible systems. It is a lightweight music player as it uses few resources. Enjoy the modern Qt-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, display a VU meter, and more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Audacious audio player on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Audacious on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Audacious on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Audacious is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Audacious unofficial PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Then, run the following command to install the Audacious audio player:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install audacious audacious-plugins

Step 3. Accessing Audacious on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Audacious. You can see the user interface of the application in the given image:

Install Audacious on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Audacious. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Audacious media player on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Audacious website.

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