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Yarock, a Qt music player designed to provide a clean music collection based on album cover art, reached 1.2.0 release a few hours ago.

It has been one year since the last update of Yarock music player. And Yarock 1.2.0 features:

  • Configurable custom cover art size
  • Redesign player tool bar with expanded tool bar mode
  • Replace Echonest with Spotify web service for artist image.
  • Add option to prevent downloading artist image from internet.
  • Change & fix many lyrics provider services
  • Changes: Many minors ui changes and improvments

yarock minimize mode

How to install yarock 1.2.0 in Ubuntu:

There are a few third-party PPAs contain yarock packages for Ubuntu. At the moment, you can install the 1.2.0 release via this PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then install the player either via Synaptic Package Manager (after clicking refresh), or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install yarock

Once installed, launch the music player from your application launcher and enjoy!

How to Remove:

To remove the software, use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove yarock

And remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

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.

yarock file system browser view


Yarock, a Qt music player features music collection cover art browsing now is at 0.9.65 with new features and bug fixes.

Yarock 0.9.65 changelog:

  • add file system browser view
  • add tunein stream image download support
  • add option to remove or not duplicate tracks in playqueue
  • improve discography part in context view
  • add loading status when building database
  • fix last fm now playing method
  • fix crash on browser favorite view
  • fix crash on menu bar clicking
  • fix mpris2 support
  • fix smart playlist edition (losing configuration)
  • fix little freeze when entering view by genre
  • fix browser item right click in case of single item selection
  • fix file dialog issue
  • fix regression on tracks move inside playqueue
  • improve settings view
  • lot of code rewrite/refactoring
  • change to facilitate fedora packaging (thanks to fedora community help)
  • add option to use system lib for src3party
  • change default installation path

Install Yarock Music Player:

For Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:samrog131/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install yarock

Source code and Gentoo, ArchLinux package are available in Yarock project page

yarock music browser

Yarock, a Qt4 Modern Music Player designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art now reached a new version with new features and improvements. One interesting feature is add support to drag from playqueue to file browser in order to copie music file to folder.

What’s New in Yarock 0.9.64:

  • New : add support for multiset album (grouping or not)
  • New : add support to drag from playqueue to file browser (in order to copie music file to folder)
  • New : add standalone vlc audio engine (without phonon layer)
  • New : add option to choose color scheme
  • BugFix : fix multithreading issue when populating playqueue
  • BugFix : fix cover searcher threadmanager
  • BugFix : fix crash on media item context menu access
  • BugFix : fix lyricsmania extraction rule
  • BugFix : fix echonest artist image download
  • BugFix : fix context view item layout update
  • BugFix : fix seek bar and time label widget spacing
  • Change : reorganise code structure
  • Change : rewrite file dialogs
  • Change : replace navigator bar by a menu icon bar
  • Change : lot of minor ui improvement
  • yarock 0.9.64

    Install Yarock:

    There’s a PPA repository contains yarock packages for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives. The new release will be available soon in this PPA.

    To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T and run command in terminal:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

    Then install the player:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install yarock

    Yarock source code: