When comparing Audacious vs Dopamine, the Slant community recommends Dopamine for most people. In the question“What are the best audio players for Windows?” Dopamine is ranked 14th while Audacious is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose Dopamine is:
Can play FLAC too.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Streamlined player not weighed down by unnecessary options
Audacious is a classic music player at heart that has not felt the need to weigh itself down with an assortment of unnecessary options. Advanced functionality can be attained through plugins available from within the program.
My audacious uses only 18.5 MB of RAM. It has a Winamp visualization style that's very minimized and convenient.
Pro Tons of plugins
Pro The easiest player for multiple types of files
It plays dts, aac multichannel, etc.
Pro Support for Winamp themes
Audacious can switch from its GTK interface to one that matches the looks of the famous Winamp player. What's even better is that this interface supports any Winamp themes, which allows for more options.
Pro Folder oriented player, but able to play any music container and highly configurable
Lets you play, delete and even change metadata of your music files.
Can play FLAC too.
Pro Light, easy to use and looks good
Pro Fetch artist biography or lyrics
Pro Play by folder possible
Pro Can use your Windows 10 theme
Pro 2 visualizer to choose from
Pro Can display lyrics
Pro Miniplayer mode
Pro Built-in equalizer
Con Updates are not very frequent
Con No bit perfect output past 24bit
Audiophiles require this, and while most users might not notice a difference, audiophiles will appreciate the improved audio quality.
Con No manual sorting fields
There is no option to add one's own categories to the sorting fields.
For example when using Visual Studio Code and Audacious you get flicked out to the gnome login screen.
Con Doesn't support Album titles that are shared among different artists
"Greatest Hits", for example, will be treated as a single, huge album with different artists' tracks and a single album cover that will be wrong for most.
Con When track ends, next alphabetical track plays automatically, even when playlist empty
This app will continue to play unrequested music until you press the stop button.