How To Install YaRock 1.1.4 (Qt Based Audio Player) On Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

As you may know, 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 1.1.4, which has been recently released, bringing the below changes:

  • New : improve genre tags browsing with new genre tag cloud
  • New : allow playing tracks from playlist editor
  • New : UI change with new now playing information widget
  • New : add track numbers in the playqueue
  • New : add user’s volume restoration at startup
  • New : add symobolic link support for user collection
  • Change : simplified playlist editor
  • Change : activate mpris control by default
  • BugFix : fix ordering tracks when dragging album to playqueue
  • BugFix : yarock crashes when trying to load a radio station
  • BugFix : dysfunctional playlist system
  • BugFix : fix mpris command to raise application
  • BugFix : fix metadata update for phonon engine
  • BugFix : add scalable icon for better desktop integration (ubuntu unity)
  • BugFix : improve stream loader

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu systems is easy. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the yarock package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install yarock

Optional, to remove yarock, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove yarock

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.

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