https://pclinuxos.pkgs.org/rolling/pclinuxos-x86_64/audacious-plugin-visualizations-4.1-2pclos2021.x86_64.rpm.html is the plugin. But it is about how to install in Ubuntu which to me is quite difficult, please help!

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    rpm=redhat, not Ubuntu. Please find a .deb and you can use software center to install it.
    – Rinzwind
    Nov 28, 2021 at 18:40
  • I'm not sure if what you want is included or not in the plugins package but you can try. Install it with sudo apt install audacious-plugins Nov 28, 2021 at 18:48
  • @Rob what is your Ubuntu version?
    – N0rbert
    Nov 28, 2021 at 19:14

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For Ubuntu 21.04 and newer you can use audacious-plugins package from universe pocket. Install it with

sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious-plugins

For Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and older you have to add special PPA first, so install using commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious-plugins

After installation you should launch Audacious and visit Services → Plugins menu to enable needed plugins in Visualization section, drag them to needed locations to get something like shown below:


Technical details (if needed): the link in your question contains a link to rpm-package.
When downloaded and extracted, one can see its contents as follows:

└── lib64
    └── audacious
        └── Visualization
            ├── blur_scope-qt.so
            ├── blur_scope.so
            ├── cairo-spectrum.so
            ├── gl-spectrum-qt.so
            ├── qt-spectrum.so
            └── vumeter-qt.so

so the next step is to use package contents search on https://packages.ubuntu.com for example for vumeter-qt.so library. This clearly says that one needs to install audacious-plugins package.

  • That is great Norbert, again a good help. I am just halfway there since I had to also clean the sources.list that had .rpm pointers inside, causing all kind of nastiness. So the work is done, but I don't see any plugins yet, probably has to do with you second part where this package is required. Will look into that tomorrow, cheers!
    – Rob
    Nov 28, 2021 at 21:29

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