Importing Winamp Presets for Audacious

I have been playing around and trying different meda players in Linux. It had been quite some time since I had used Audacious and I was quickly growing tired of Amarok2’s missing features. One of the most obvious features that is missing is the equalizer, really?

After installing Audacious (sudo apt-get install audacious) and enabling the EQ I remembered that you could import the old trusty Winamp presets into Audacious. That is great, I was and remain a fan of the full bass & treble preset. After a mere 30 seconds of searching for the Winamp EQ file to import, I stumbled upon a very simple two step process for downloading and “installing” them.



gunzip -c winamp_presets.gz > ~/.config/audacious/eq.preset

Restart / Audacious and you are all good to go.


2 thoughts on “Importing Winamp Presets for Audacious

  1. I dont know why, but doesnt works for me.

    I found this 2 and easy steps on many website. But I still cant load the presets :((((

    wget – all ring

    gunzip – all ringt

    I dont know

  2. NOW – FIXED

    I gunziped as root from console. I must gunzip as user I was loged as user.


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