How to install Yarock Music Player  V 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

To install Yarock Music Player  V 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

Yarock is a modern looking music player, packed with features, that doesn’t depend on any specific desktop environment. Yarock is designed to provide an easy and pretty music browser based on cover art. Yarock is easy to build with a minimal set of dependancies, and offers the choose of different audio back-end.


Music Browser

  • 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



User Interface

  • Simple playqueue with cover and rating
  • Minimal window mode
  • Mpris 2 interface
  • Desktop notifications
  • Media shortcut support
  • Command line interface

Web radio streaming

  • Support best radio stream services (TuneIn, SHoutCast, Dirble)
  • Search with TuneIn/Dirble services
  • Save your favorites radio


Installing Yarock Music Player  V 1.2.0

It is really very essential to add the respective Yarock  repo file into your system’s repository.

root@example:~# add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpdw6154zm/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpdw6154zm/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)


Once it is done, you shall update the machine by running the following command.

root@example:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Get:2 xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]        
Get:3 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                      
 Fetched 344 kB in 13s (25.0 kB/s) 
Reading package lists... Done


You shall now install the Yarock music player package by running the following command.

root@example:~# apt-get install yarock
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  freepats gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-faad
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-videoparsers gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly-amr
Setting up libhtmlcxx3v5:amd64 (0.86-1) ...
Setting up yarock (1.2.0-0build1~ubuntu16.04) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...



Your  Yarock  application has been installed, you shall launch it directly from your Ubuntu dash board. Just type its name in the search field to find and launch it.



Once the application is open, you shall start listening your favorite music’s using yarock music player

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With this, the installation of Yardock Music Player comes to an end.


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