The main role for my Thinkpad is to stream audio off the Internet, and to serve as a backup for when something breaks. Unfortunately, one of those roles is a bit hamstrung, because the Audacious update for Arch a few weeks ago killed my streaming audio access.
I’ve checked both the Arch forums and Ubuntu forums (of course, Ubuntu is still at 1.3.2) and no one seems to be having the same problem (or if they are, they haven’t mentioned it), so it’s possible that the problem is on my end. I don’t like the prospect of cleaning off that machine (all my music is on there), but if it has to be done, then it has to be done.
Strange, but I can remember something similar to this happening between the 1.2 and 1.3 versions of Audacious, about nine months (?) ago. I don’t know if an update fixed that or if something else just magically worked all of a sudden, but I know it has a history of working, then not … for me, anyway.
I’m not looking for a new audio player … yet. I really like Audacious, and I don’t have a problem playing local audio files, so I’m not without options.