Yarock is a music player for Linux that has just reached version 1.13. Among other new features, the player incorporates support for new file types, support for reading new types of labels and more. It is written in Qt, and seeks to provide a design that provides the user with information about their audio files based on album covers.
Yarock offers sort the content into different views: By artist, album, track, genre, release year and more, all based on album covers. To this we can add features such as a collection database that uses SQLite 3, support for playlists, playback of streams of radio line, Support for MP3Gain tags, scrobbler from Last.fm – some of us still use it, even if it seems a lie -, support for favorite songs, automatic downloads of covers and much more. Apart from that, the streams of Radio that supports Yarock include TuneIn, Dribble and Radionomy.
Yarock has received it support for MPV as an alternative audio engine, As well as support for the VLC audio engine and support for rewriting the program in Qt5 – Qt4 is still supported.
Install Yarock on Ubuntu
Unfortunately, the PPA used so far has been removed. To make things easier Andrei from WebUpd8 has repackaged the new version of Yarock in the WebUpd8 PPA. Andrei has compiled the package with Qt5 and Phonon, though without the included MPV audio engine. This has an explanation, and is how outdated this engine is in the official Ubuntu repositories.
In any case, for to Install Yarock on Ubuntu | opens a terminal and executes the commands. We insist: If you installed Yarock from its previous PPA, it no longer exists and it makes no sense to keep it. Before adding this make sure to remove the above and then add the WebUpd8:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install yarock
If you prefer not to add a PPA you can download a self-installing DEB package from here. If you dare to try this new version of Yarock, leave a comment with your experience.