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YaRock 0.0.35

YaRock is a new Qt4 music player designed to provide a nice overview of your music by allowing you to browse your music collection based on the album cover art. And this isn't just about the visuals because YaRock allows you to browse your music in such a way (multiple ways actually) that you won't need to use the search feature anymore (though it has that too).

A new YaRock version (0.0.35) has been released, adding some of the features I was suggesting it should add in our previous YaRock post, like automatic cover art fetching, support to load/save playlist (m3u, pls, xspf) and a new playlist browser as well as other features such as:
  • option to get cover from file directory
  • simple systray support
  • Now playing cover art display simplification
And of course, some bugs in the previous version have been fixed (such as the status bar bug, although the statusbar still doesn't look 100% right).

But there are still a few glitches: make sure you add the extension when saving the playlist or else it won't work. Also, I didn't find an option to load a playlist other than drag and drop or loading playlists from my collection (I had to rescan the collection for that).

What's still missing in YaRock? For me, it's Last.fm/Libre.fm scrobbling and better playlist management. What would you like to see in YaRock?

Download YaRock 0.0.35

LFFL provides Ubuntu .debs for YaRock as usual. Download YaRock 0.0.35:

- Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat:

- Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx:

Or download the YaRock source files @ Qt-Apps.

Thanks as usual to Roberto @ LFFL for the YaRock .deb files.