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How To Setup a Home Theater PC using Ubuntu 9.10 and Moovida

By on November 13th, 2009 
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moovidalogoIf you want to set up a Home Theatre PC running on Ubuntu 9.10, look no further than Moovida. Moovida has a 10 feet interface which is perfect for a living room TV and it can be used through a remote control. It uses the GStreamer multimedia framework and so supports a huge number of file formats. In addition it also brings Internet TV to your living room.

In this article, we will show you how to install Moovida Media Center in Ubuntu 9.10.

  • If you do not have Ubuntu 9.10 already, I suggest you install it first. If you need help, you can refer to this page.
  • Open terminal and run the command given below:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

  • Then add the lines given below in the source.list file and save and close.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/moovida-packagers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/moovida-packagers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

  • Then enter the command given below to add the GPG key.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 26C2E075

  • Update the source list with the command

sudo apt-get update

  • Then install Moovida with the command given below:

sudo apt-get install moovida

Now that Moovida has been installed, you can start it from Application -> Sound & Video -> Moovida Media Center. You can get more plugins from here.

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How To Setup a Home Theater PC using Ubuntu 9.10 and Moovida was originally published on Digitizor.com on November 13, 2009 - 4:28 pm (Indian Standard Time)