Moovida Media Center

Hello people is being a long time since I posted something so here is, as I was surfing the web I stumble upon this nice but impresive program called “Moovida Media Center” whici is an free open source media player for Linux, Windows and MacOS

This programs offers you a little bit more than just playing music, it brings and put all your movies, tv shows, music and photos together in a single sleek and easy to use program.


Here are the features of this program:


Manage your music

Access all of your songs easily, enhance your library with online services and find new music to listen to.

Play all your music
Organizes your music according to artists, albums, genres, time periods and alphabetical order
Album art downloads automatically
Audio visualization during playback
Great search features for finding any song in your library
Add audio from other computers on your network
Network streaming of your music
Manage your favorites by Artist, Albums, Tracks and Radios
Automatic playlists of recently played, most played and recently added tracks
Integrate your library with online content services
Plugins like Shoutcast, Grooveshark,, RTBF radio, flemish radio
Supported audio codecs: mp3, ac3, aac, dts, vorbis, flac, wma


Watch movies & TV shows

Catalog your movies, tv shows and other videos with integrated online content. Moovida supports HD and almost all file formats like divX, mkv, flv, h264, mov, ogg and much more without need for additional codecs.

Play all your videos & dvds
Full HD support
Support for all video formats
Organizes your video files into movies and TV shows
Organizes your TV shows into seasons and episodes
Manage your favorite videos
Streaming access over your network
Automatic playlists of unwatched, most watched, last watched and recently added videos
Full HD backgrounds (fan art) for all of your movies & TV shows
Actor list for TV shows
Plot synopsis and additional info for all movies & TV shows
Subtitle support (embedded and external)
Audio language selection for DVDs
Access online video content through our great plugins
Plugins like YouTube, Balzac, Onion News Network, TED, Game Trailers, Powell Skateboard Video podcast, Discovery Channel News, Apple Movie Trailers, Qik Mobile Videos, RTBF, Flemish TV
Supported video codecs: mpeg1, mpeg2, vp6, svq3, mpeg4, h264, h263, theora, wmv
Supported video containers: avi, asf, mov, ogg(ogg,ogv,ogm), matroska(mkv), flv(flash video), mpeg
Supported subtitle formats: srt, ssa, subtitles included in supported containers.


Enjoy your pictures

Visualize the photos of your latest trip either from your hard drive or your flickr account in a nicely animated slidesho

Thumbnail Previews
Animated slideshows with cool and extensible effects (crossfade, flip, cube, postcard)
Album handling
Organizes your pictures by date
Full-screen display of all supported picture and image formats via a TV
Great image controls such as rotate, image info, pause, next/previous picture
Play music while watching your pictures
Automatic organization of images (most viewed, recently viewed, recently added)
Recognize digital cameras and other plug-and-play devices
Plugins: Flickr, Deviantart.


Get connected

Flickr, Youtube,, SHOUTcast and much more – extend the functionality of Moovida with new content from top internet sites. Listen online to your favorite songs, share your media with your friends on your network or scan other devices like your iPod with Moovida.

Share your media from your computer on your TV
Interface is optimized for television viewing
Remote control support
Optimized navigation for simple remotes with 5 buttons
Automatic media detection
Automatically detected iPods, cameras, USB hard drives, and other peripheral devices
Automatic updates of plugins and core software
Localization support for multiple languages and geo-targeted content
Quick installation of recommended plugins to help you find the latest features
Open source means you can access all source code and make changes to your own installation
Combine all your music, movies, TV shows and images and browse them with one interface.

Here is how to install it, (if you have Elisa Media Center or any other Media Center make sure to uninstalled it because it is not compatible with them)

1. – First of all we must edit the source list simply open the terminal and type

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

2. – After the list is open go all the way to the bottom and type this two lines

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Saved  and exit out.

source list

3. – Open terminal again (if you did not close it it should be open) and type the keys of the new repository and then we update it

gpg –keyserver –recv 26C2E075 && \
gpg –export –armor 26C2E075 | sudo apt-key add – && \
sudo aptitude update

after you did this it should look like this

keys and update

before you exit the terminal make sure to update the source list sudo apt-get update

4. – Now all that we have to do is type the lines to install Moovida just type this on the terminal

sudo aptitude install moovida

and you are all done my friends, you can find Moovida in Applications > Sound & Video > Moovida Media Center.


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