Yarock Music Player 1.0 Released with New Design [Ubuntu PPA]

November 8, 2014

Yarock Music Player

Yarock, a Qt4 Modern Music Player, has just reached 1.0 release, which brings new clean and elegant design, adds artists images, album cover support, and fixes a few bugs.

Yarock is a music player in c++/Qt designed to provide a clean, simple and beautiful music collection based on album cover art. It features:

  • 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 (tunin, shoutcast, dirble, …)
  • Mp3Gain tag support for volume normalization
  • Cover art download
  • Last Fm scrobbler
  • Command line interface, Mpris interface
  • Clean and simple user interface
  • No GNOME or KDE dependancies

Yarock Tunin view

Yarock artists view

Yarock Track View

The 1.0 release was announced a few hours ago with below changes:

  • new clean and elegant design, new icon set, new app icon
  • add support for artists images (new view, download artists images)
  • save rating to file
  • add advanced library search
  • add album cover for playqueue widget
  • add stars rating for playqueue widget
  • add multiple tracks edition
  • rewrite now playing widget
  • improve browser view multiple selection with SHIFT key
  • improve artist/album/track tags edition
  • support more scalable ui items
  • file dialog various improvements
  • improve file system view performance
  • fix “open with” yarock from KDE menu
  • fix playqueue restoration at startup
  • fix translation installation path
  • fix rating mp3 tag reading
  • minor fix for genre sorting view

How to Install Yarock 1.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Yarock 1.0 is available in a launchpad PPA repository.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install yarock

For those who don’t want to add the PPA, grab the installer directly from the Launchpad Page. Depends on your OS type, select download & install i386 (32-bit) or amd64 (64-bit) deb.

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