What do u know, few days ago i was looking for a music good player for Hardy Heron, and i used Songbird before because it looks pretty cool but i don’t think is running on the latest release of Ubuntu yet so, I read in forums about gmusicbrowser that include Album covers and it looks great but didn’t quite like it. So i kept reading and i found this great media Center call Elisa. Includes Album arts, Picture Views, Dvd player and few other stuff.
Elisa is a project to create an open source media center solution for GNU/Linux and Unix operating systems. Elisa runs on top of the GStreamer multimedia framework. In addition to personal video recorder functionality (PVR) and Music Jukebox support, Elisa will also interoperate with devices following the DLNA standard like Intel’s ViiV systems.
GStreamer is a streaming media framework, based on graphs of filters which operate on media data. Applications using this library can do anything from real-time sound processing to playing videos, and just about anything else media-related. Its plugin-based architecture means that new data types or processing capabilities can be added simply by installing new plug-ins.
This package contains the elisa executables.
Here is how to install and u should check it out !
The beauty of this Media Center is that is already on the Latest Version of Ubuntu.So what we do first is go Applications > add and remove programs
Once u there your system will search for Available Applications and when Add and Remove programs appears all u have to do is Type Elisa on the “search bar” and select the check box beside the program and click Apply Changes
and like every good System it would ask u to make sure you want to Apply the changes again so just press Apply, and it will start the installation process.
after installed it would appear a dialog box just close it
and thats pretty much it. you can find your new Elisa Media Center by clicking on Applications > Sound and Video > and obviously Elisa Media Center
They are Cool features in this program, it let you enjoy music and album arts, photos and videos, plus it has three cool themes. i just installed myself and i recommend it, is running like a charm on my pc, but i will let you be the judge.
In case u are running an older version of Ubuntu you can go to the main page and download the package,also Elisa runs on Xp and Mac Os as well , so here is a link for the main page Elisa Media Center