Audacious Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Audacious is an open source audio player. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Audacious from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Audacious Silently

Audacious Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the audacious-x.y-win32.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: audacious-x.y-win32.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Audacious Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Audacious
Vendor:Audacious Developers
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:audacious-x.y-win32.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Audacious\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Audacious\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Audacious to “C:\Audacious”

audacious-x.y-win32.exe /S /D=C:\Audacious

How to Uninstall Audacious Silently

Check out the Audacious Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Audacious Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles%\Audacious\uninstall.exe" /S

Audacious Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Audacious\uninstall.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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