Install Yarock Music Player on Ubuntu, Linux Mint from PPA

July 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install Yarock music player on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint from ppa repository.

Yarock is Qt4 Modern Music Player designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art. Yarock is written in C++ using Qt and Phonon multimedia framework, only for Linux platform.



  • Music collection database (SQLite 3)
  • Browse your local music collection based on cover art
  • Easy search and filter music collection
  • Manage favorites item (album, artist)
  • Play music directly from collection or playqueue
  • Simple Playqueue
  • Smart playlist generator
  • Support mp3,Ogg Vorbis,flac music files (depending on phonon backend)
  • Support load/save playlist file (m3u, pls, xspf)
  • Play radio stream (icecast, shoutcast, user stream files)
  • Mp3Gain tag support for volume normalization
  • Cover art download ( services)
  • Last Fm scrobbler
  • Command line interface, Mpris interface
  • Clean and simple user interface
  • No GNOME or KDE dependancies

To install Yarock, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command and run to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

2.) Then update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

3.) Install the music player:

sudo apt-get install yarock


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