View Full Version : [ubuntu] audacious as a frontend for mplayer?

March 26th, 2009, 12:18 AM
anyone know of a plugin to allow you to use audacious's playlist/hotkeys to launch mplayer for playing videos?

i could do it on xmms, and i found a few outdated threads about doing it with audacious but i cant find any plugins that actually do it

March 26th, 2009, 08:42 AM

March 26th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Hi Intangir,

I was able to find no definitive answer I am afraid but there is a hint in an old Gutsy repository:


This package contains some unsupported plugins for Audacious:

* Mplayer controls (use mplayer as input backend)
* Cube (ADX and other formats support)
* Libnotify support
* IRIS 3D vizualisation

Perhaps this might furnish a start for you?


June 25th, 2009, 03:57 AM
guess what, all this time later i still want a nice frontend for mplayer

with a searchable playlist, common hotkeys for audio and video

i used to use xmms with the xmms-mplayer plugin but xmms has been removed even though it still ruled and seemed to have no issues...

audacious is very xmms like so i was hoping it would have an addon, i found a half finished one in the past, but i cant even find it anymore

is there any other frontend i can use with mplayer with a searchable playlist?

November 11th, 2010, 06:09 PM
there is a mplayer plugin available for audacious 2.4.0 https://github .com/tripolar/audacious-mplayer i had to add a space to "gith*******" because it "*" out the url .... greets