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YaRock, a Qt4 music player, was updated recently with Internet radio stream search capability along with some other interesting improvements.

YaRock

YaRock lets you browse your local music collection based on cover art but obviously, it also lets you easily search and filter your music collection, providing various views such as artists, albums, tracks, genre, years, etc. and it includes features such as: music collection database (SQLite 3), playlists support, can play radio streams, Mp3Gain tag support for volume normalization, Last.fm scrobbler, command line and Mpris interfaces, smart playlists, favourites support, automatically downloads cover art and more.

The latest YaRock 0.9.66 includes the following changes:
  • added contextual playing information for stream;
  • improved contextual playing information;
  • added musicbrainz support;
  • rewritten echonest provider;
  • added similar artist images fetching;
  • added Dirbble radio service;
  • added stream search capability for radio services (tunin, shoutcast, dirbble);
  • removed Icecast directory (no convenient api to sort or search);
  • improved contextual menu for artist/album/track;
  • added option to restore (or not to restore) play queue at startup;
  • added option to chose/sort lyrics provider for contextual lyrics;
  • improved navigation between artist/album/track;
  • various bug fixes.

Here are a few more YaRock screenshots:

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Install YaRock in Ubuntu


Ubuntu / Linux Mint users can install YaRock by using an unofficial PPA. Add the PPA and install it by using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install yarock
If you don't want to add the PPA, you can download the YaRock deb from HERE and install it manually.

Arch Linux users can install YaRock via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, see the YaRock Qt Apps page.
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