I was wondering if you would know a way to integrate audacious in the sound menu, just like banshee. The plugin inside audacious to put a status icon doesn't seem to do it.


You need to use Audacious 3.2 (currently in beta stage), that has the built-in support for the MPRIS 2 protocol needed for Sound Menu integration.


It will, but I don't know how many more months or years it will take.

Audacious project lead said:

I think we're just waiting for a volunteer to do it.

Right now, IT DOES! Audacious 3.2 supports the Sound Menu.

Screenshot of Audacious in the Sound Menu

I contacted the developers on IRC in 2010, I reported the bug on Launchpad and upstream.

Finally, today's Git version features a basic MPRIS 2 plugin enabled by default that works with the Ubuntu Sound Menu: http://redmine.audacious-media-player.org/issues/14#note-7


After looking around for a bit, I couldn't find any plugins for that functionality.

However, the sound indicator does let you change Audacious' volume! :D (not that exciting I know).

I would recommend getting in contact with the developers of Audacious and encouraging them to make it utilize the sound menu in Ubuntu.


It's only a matter of time 'till it happens! :)

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    Developers can get automagic support for the sound menu by supporting the MPRIS2 standard: mpris.org/2.0/spec Oct 10 '10 at 23:12
  • I'm horribly unfamiliar with software development, unfortunately.:( So all they would have to do is integrate that software library(?) with Audacious and it would support the Sound Menu?
    – CrunchyNeo
    Oct 11 '10 at 4:56

I started writing the plugin.


It correctly registers Audacious in the sound menu but the playback control buttons still don't have any effect.

  • Nice man! please finish that plugin çç
    – marcio
    Nov 11 '11 at 13:37
  • A sound menu registration plugin like that was needed in Maverick but it isn't anymore. To work with the sound menu Audacious is needed to support the MPRIS 2 interface (it currently supports the older MPRIS 1), but unfortunately I am not able to implement this.
    – jacopoL
    Dec 23 '11 at 0:42

You can install Audacious v3.2 beta from a PPA which works with sound menu integration out of the box. http://ubuntucafe.blogspot.com/2012/01/install-audacious-32-beta-in-ubuntu.html

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