Thursday, May 28, 2009

Elisa Media Center Gets a New Look and a New Name -- Moovida

Elisa Media Center has been one of those projects that I really want to like and has almost been there for a long time. It did a lot of cool stuff and did it simply, without the need to rip out or supplement core technologies in your existing Gnome desktop. I kept trying it, but it always lacked something that I really wanted, so I would give it up after a few hours. It continued to move forward quickly, though.

Well, Elisa has a new name (Moovida), a new , and a completely new look (see right). The spinning wheel is gone and has been replaced with a more familiar look. The menu system used to be pretty deep and a little confusing, so I hope the new direction takes care of that. Breaking Internet services off into their own group will certainly help things.

You can try it out by adding the PPA to your Software Sources and installing the moovida package. If you want to edit your /etc/sources.list file manually, you can add

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main
Best of luck, Moovida devs!

Note: I'll take a video of Moodiva on my TV this evening, post it to YouTube, and place it here.


  1. Jun 22, 2009 08:03 PM

    I like it. The interface is better for PC users. Some of the best skins on XBMC are not mouse friendly at all

    Nice plugin system too: gametrailers, TED talks, youtube, I hope it continues to expand.


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