Hello Linux Geeksters. YaRock is an open-source audio player based on QT4 and Phonon multimedia framework and written on C++. It is multiplatform, works on Linux, Mac and Windows.
It has support for the most popular audio formats and playlists (m3u, pls and others) and online radio stations. It can be also used from the terminal, offering a light and fast usage. It does not have desktop environment dependencies, so it can be easily installed on your Linux box.
The latest version available is YaRock 0.9.67, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes and fixes:
- Change : improve database incremental update
- Change : improve playqueue content save/restore performance
- Change : improve playlist editor
- Change : new dirble radio service api implementation
- Change : many minor ui fix
- BugFix : phonon vlc crash on stream network error (with vlc-phonon)
- BugFix : fix crash on app closing
- BugFix : fix playing update status
In this article I will show you how to install YaRock 0.9.67 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing YaRock 0.9.67 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the yarock package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install yarock
Optional, to remove yarock, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove yarock
Or, if you want to uninstall yarock, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudu ppa-purge ppa:samrog131/ppa