How To Install Yarock Music Player App In Ubuntu Linux – A Best Linux Music Player

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Yarock music player app in Ubuntu. Yarock is an open-source best Linux music player. It’s a lightweight and user-friendly application to use. Yarock is a QT4 and QT5 based application developed using C++ programming language and released under GNU GPL license. It’s a feature-rich application and a review of this application is good, So you can give it a try. Now let’s have a look at the features of the Yarock music player app :

  • Yarock’s best Linux music player supports various music file formats i.e. MP3, WAV, Flac, Ogg, AAC…etc..
  • You can categorize the songs by Albums, Tracks, Years, Favorite, Artists.
  • Create a playlist of your favorite songs.
  • Yarock music player app supports Radio stream i.e. Tunein, Radionomy, Dirble.
  • You can easily search for music from the list.
  • Supports various playlist file formats i.e. pls, xspf, m3u.
  • Yarock music player app can operate from terminal.

Follow the below steps to install Yarock music player app in Ubuntu – a best Linux music player:

Before starting the installation of Yarock music player app we have to install PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8   # Install PPA Repository
 The main Web Upd8 PPA maintained by:
For other (specialized) PPAs we maintain, see:
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpcypf1y62/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpcypf1y62/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 4C9D234C from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmpcypf1y62/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 4C9D234C: public key "Launchpad webupd8" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

After installing the PPA repository now let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command to take effect.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Get:1 xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                                  
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                                                                                   
Hit:3 xenial InRelease                                                                               
Get:4 xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                     
Get:5 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                                                          
Hit:6 xenial InRelease                              
Fetched 438 kB in 3s (134 kB/s)                     
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the Yarock best Linux music player Package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install yarock   # Install the Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW 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
  i965-va-driver liba52-0.7.4 libaacs0 libass5 libavcodec-ffmpeg56 libavformat-ffmpeg56 libavutil-ffmpeg54 libbdplus0 libbluray1 libbs2b0 libchromaprint0 libcrystalhd3
  libzvbi-common libzvbi0 mesa-va-drivers phonon-backend-gstreamer-common phonon4qt5-backend-gstreamer va-driver-all yarock
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libdrm-amdgpu1 libdrm2
2 upgraded, 91 newly installed, 0 to remove and 247 not upgraded.
Need to get 75.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 202 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y  ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Yarock music player app package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l yarock   # Confirm the installed Package
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
ii  yarock                               1.1.6-1~webupd8~xenial2 amd64                   a Qt based music player

Now to open the application just type the command yarock on the shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ yarock   # Open the application

You can also open the Yarock best Linux music player graphically using Search your computer box.

Also Read – How To Install Smplayer Media Player In Ubuntu – A Best Media Player For Linux

How To Uninstall Yarock Music Player App On Ubuntu?

To uninstall the Yarock Music Player App use the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r yarock   # Uninstall the application
(Reading database ... 247815 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing yarock (1.1.6-1~webupd8~xenial2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How To Install Yarock Music Player App In Ubuntu Linux – A Best Linux Music Player. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it and then do subscribe to email alerts for Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, Internet, Firewall and Security, CCTV tutorials. If you have any questions or doubts about this article, please comment.

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