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Yarock 1.1.3 was released recently with a new radio service: Radionomy (which has replaced Shoutcast), support for importing APE files in the playqueue, MP4 audio tag reading and more.


Yarock is a Qt music player "designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art".

The player provides multiple views such as artists, albums, tracks, genre, years and so on, all based on cover art and it includes features such as: music collection database (SQLite 3), playlists support (including smart playlists), can play radio streams, Mp3Gain tag support for volume normalization, Last.fm scrobbler, command line and Mpris interfaces, favorites support, automatically downloads cover art and more. Also, the player includes a radio browser which supports Tunein, Dribble and with this release, Radionomy.

Yarock Radionomy

Changes in Yarock 1.1.3:
  • new radionomy radio service (replace shoutcast)
  • added radio covers for all radio views
  • added symbolic link support for file system view
  • added MP4 audio files tag reading
  • added ape files import into playqueue
  • added browsing history support for stream link in radio views
  • many minor updates for the widgets/ui
  • fixed "lyrics.com" provider
  • fixed volume slider for phonon engine
  • fixed network redirection management
  • fixed now playing widget update
  • various other fixes and improvements
The complete changelog can be found HERE.

Also, since our last article about Yarock, the app has received support for an alternate audio engine: mpv, equalizer support for vlc audio engine as well as support for building the app with Qt5 (Qt4 is still supported).

Unfortunately, the PPA that used to provide Yarock for Ubuntu users (Sam Rog's PPA) was removed. To make it easier to install the latest Yarock in Ubuntu, I used Sam's initial packaging and I uploaded the latest Yarock 1.1.3 to the main WebUpd8 PPA. The package is built with Qt5 and Phonon and without the mpv audio engine (because mpv from the official Ubuntu repositories is very old).

Install Yarock in Ubuntu or Linux Mint via PPA

To install the latest Yarock in Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.2, 17.1 or 17 and derivatives, you can use the main WebUpd8 PPA. Add the PPA and install Yarock using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install yarock
If you don't want to add the PPA, you can download the deb from HERE.

Arch Linux users can install Yarock (Qt5) via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, grab the source from Launchpad and build the app using the official instructions (note: the PPA listed there doesn't exist any more).

Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.