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 0.9.66, which has been recently released. For more information, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install YaRock 0.9.66 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 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing YaRock 0.9.66 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear 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