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Yarock Player – A Modern and Elegant Music Player for Linux

Yarock Music Player for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi
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Yarock is an open-source resource-friendly music player with a focus on minimal design-inspired beauty, and intuitive controls that help make listening to music an interesting experience.

Its main style of browsing through music collection is using cover arts with a well thought-out layout which will allow you to scan through your music files and favorite playlists while always getting a pictorial representation of the events as you view your Albums, tracks, Folders and Files, and Radios.

Features in Yarock

  • FOSS – Use Yarock for free and feel free to contribute to its source code on its Launchpad page.
  • Audio Playback – Enjoy Yarock’s support for playing multiple audio formats.
  • User Interface – Yarock has a minimal window mode, media shortcut support, Mpris 2 interface, and a simple play queue with cover and rating.
  • Customizability – Style Yarock with any of the several system themes available for free to allow for a consistent generalized desktop look and feel.
  • Web Radio Streaming – Stream and save your favorite music directly from online web services and radios (TuneIn, SHoutCast, Dirble).
  • Context View – See useful information on Artists’ biography, similar artists, song lyrics, and Album contents and cover thanks to integrated Lyrics services and other services including Echonest, DiscoGs, and LastFM.
  • Desktop Notifications – Get notifications of now playing tracks and radio stations natively on your desktop.
  • CLI Integration – Operate Yarock from your terminal if you don’t want to bother with buttons and trackballs.
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Yarock has other features like music scrobbling to Last.fm, fetching information like artist bio, lyrics from the web, and a minimal player mode with a responsive window.

Install Yarock on Ubuntu and Linux Mint via the terminal to always receive automatic updates:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install yarock
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Check here for installation instructions if you are running a different Linux distro.

Have you used Yarock Player before? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.