Audacious is a media player application for Unix. It is fork of the Beep Media Player, which is in turn an updated version of XMMS which uses GTK2. It came about after BMP development mostly stagnated, and has progressed remarkably quickly. After some early pfumfering with such matters as plugins and i18n support, it seems to have finally matched most of XMMS' features as of version 1.3.1. While it can't use XMMS plugins directly, they require very little modification, and the majority of the popular plugins for XMMS have been modified for Audacious.

Linux is the primary development platform, but Audacious also works on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Solaris. IRIX, AIX and HP-UX aren't officially supported, but will probably work without too much difficulty. Ports for Windows and Mac OS X don't exist yet, but shouldn't be particularly difficult either.

Au*da"cious (?), a. [F. audacieux, as if fr. LL. audaciosus (not found), fr. L. audacia audacity, fr. audax, -acis, bold, fr. audere to dare.]

1.

Daring; spirited; adventurous.

As in a cloudy chair, ascending rides Audacious. Milton.

2.

Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.

" Audacious traitor." Shak. " Such audacious neighborhood."

Milton.

3.

Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.

"Audacious cruelty." "Audacious prate."

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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