Installing Moovida Media Center On Ubuntu 9.04

Version 1.0
Author: Falko Timme
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This tutorial explains how you can install the Moovida media center on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. Moovida is a media center "bringing the best of the internet to your TV screen. Automatically creating your own digital library you can browse from your sofa with a remote control. The elegant and easy to use interface automatically displays artwork and fan art throughtout and gives you access to movie synopsis and artist info."

This document comes without warranty of any kind! I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


Installing Moovida

To install Moovida, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

Before we install Moovida, we must make sure that Elisa (another media center which is incompatible with Moovida) is uninstalled. Therefore we run

sudo aptitude purge '~nelisa'

Afterwards we open /etc/apt/sources.list...

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

... and add the Moovida repository to the file:

deb jaunty main

Then we add the keys of the new repository and update our package database:

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

Now we can install Moovida as follows:

sudo aptitude install moovida

You can now find Moovida under Applications > Sound & Video > Moovida Media Center:

This is what it looks like when it starts:

And finally, here's your new Moovida media center:


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By: the old rang

The program 'might' be ok, if it had anything worth looking at (Selections for US are worse than the soap opera channel) Install was simple. Starting was simple there was nothing to watch un-installing was was simple (thankfully) (This has been a continuous problem)

By: Massimo

I get this warning message...
(after sudo aptitude install moovida)

WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed!

Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security.
You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that this is what you want to do.

python-moovida python-pgm moovida-plugins-ugly moovida
moovida-plugins-good libpigment0.3-11 moovida-plugins-bad

Do you want to ignore this warning and proceed anyway?
To continue, enter "Yes"; to abort, enter "No":

By: Avoura

I had this too. For me the keyserver failed

gpg: requesting key 26C2E075 from hkp server
gpg: keyserver timed out
gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error

so I just entered Yes to install it and the installation seems to have worked, and I now have Moovida 1.0.1 installed and working.