Media Players

Yarock – An Elegant Desktop Music Player for Linux

Yarock is a modern good looking desktop music player for linux, and its packed with great features. It is designed to provide you with an easy as well as easy to use music browser based on cover art. Furthermore, it’s an easy to build app with a minimal set of dependancies, and offers the choose of differents audio back-end. B Before we proceed on how to install yarock on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

Yarock Desktop Music Player

Yarock Desktop Music Player Features

  • Music Browser
    • You can browse your local music collection based on cover art with multiple views : artists, albums tracks, genre, years views, folders and files
    • Smart playlist generator
    • Simply drag and drop from music browser to playqueue
    • Easy search and filter music collection
    • Rate tracks, albums or artists
    • Save song ratings and play counts
    • Support multiple music collection
  • Audio Playback
    • Multiple audio back-ends (Phonon, vlc, mpv)
    • Replay Gain support (phonon)
    • Gapless playback (phonon gstreamer, mpv)
    • Supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC music files (depending on audio back-end)
    • Audio equalizer
  • The UI provides you with a simple playqueue with cover and rating, Minimal window mode, Mpris 2 interface, Desktop notifications, Media shortcut support, as well as Command line interface
  • The web radio streaming supports best radio stream services such as TuneIn, SHoutCast, Dirble.
  • You can also save your favorites radio
  • Provides you with Artist biography, Similars artists, Albums contents and cover, as well as Songs lyrics

How to install Yarock Desktop Music Player on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

  • We will be installing app from yarock ppa provided by WebUp8
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt update && sudo apt install yarock

How to uninstall Yarock Desktop Music Player from Ubuntu

sudo apt remove yarock

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