Moovida Media Centre Is A Simplified Big-Screen Player

Moovida Media Centre Is A Simplified Big-Screen Player

Windows/Linux: Clean, straightforward media centre Elisa has grown into something else—namely Moovida, a similar but more advanced and TV-focused media centre. Take a look at what’s new in this brief screenshot tour.

Before you jump into the pretty pictures, let us note that Moovida, available free for Windows and Linux systems, plays nicer on XP and Vista systems than on Windows 7 RC, at least for the moment. It also asks for your email address to keep you up to date on upgrades, plugins, and other releases, but you can skip that sign-up screen during installation. On with the gallery.

Moovida drops Elisa’s somewhat clunky spin-the-icons interface for neat columns of media, divided into movies, music, pictures, and then settings and plugin controls. The controls are optimised for browsing with a remote, as everything can be accomplished with forward and back clicks, and onscreen keyboards are brought up when necessary.

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