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Review: Elisa media center

May 09, 2007, 22:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Elisa starts up in its own window, though you can switch to full-screen mode by typing F. The main interface offers five choices: Pictures, Music, Movies, DVD, and Services. The first four are self-explanatory; Services is a submenu into which you can install additional plugins. The Weather plugin is installed here by default; it fetches current conditions based on a locale you specify.

"Media playback is straightforward. Since Elisa is built on the GStreamer framework, any format supported by GStreamer plays automatically. This version of Elisa is artificially limited to 100 items per menu, though, which is not enough to browse large collections of media. That limit is set to be removed for the 0.2 release."

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