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Yarock is a Qt-based music player with a compact and simple interface, with support for music collections using SQLite, album covers, smart playlists, Internet radio, Last.fm integration.

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One of the most notable features that Yarock 1.0.0 offers in this milestone release is a completely new, rebranded interface, new icon theme and application icon.

The new interface is compact with two vertical widgets aligned side by side, the left one for context view, where you will be able to view album and artist info or open the settings widget, and the right one for the playlists:

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Another new features include the possibility to save ratings to files, advanced library search, support for artists images.

Yarock features images for artists now:

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Editing multiple tracks is also possible starting with 1.0.

Ratings and album covers can now be added to the playqueue widget as well.

Other notable changes include over 10 bug fixes and improvements, like a rewritten now playing widget, support for more scalable user interface items, and a performance improvement for the file system view.

The file browser and the multiple file selection have received performance improvements as well:

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The Settings widget allows you to configure system tray integration, player options, library settings, keyboard shortcuts, song lyrics services and Last.fm integration:

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How to Install Yarock 1.0 in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint

Update: The PPA has been updated with Yarock 1.0.0 for both Trusty and Utopic. To install it from the PPA, type the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install yarock

Method #2: Compile Yarock 1.0 from Source

Install the dependencies:

sudo apt-get build-dep yarock

Download the source tarball from here (direct link here), then uncompress it:

tar -xf Yarock_1.0.0_source.tar.gz

Change the working directory to Yarock_1.0.0_source and type:

mkdir build && cd build
cmake ..
make
sudo make install

Yarock will be installed as /usr/bin/yarock.

There is also a PPA for Yarock, but it currently includes Yarock 0.9.67, so until the PPA gets updated with 1.0 you can compile it with the instructions above.

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