Yarock 1.3.0 released. How to Install Yarock music player in Ubuntu and Debian. Yarock is a music player in c++/Qt designed to provide a clean, simple and beautiful music collection based on album coverart.

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 differents audio back-end.

Yarock Features

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)

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


  • Run the following commands in terminal to install Yarock music player on Linux Ubuntu Systems:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install yarock
    Once installed, open Yarock music player from Ubuntu Dash.