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Enna Comes About As An Alternative To XBMC

Multimedia

Published on 03 January 2010 02:33 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
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It was just recently that there was a new XBMC release and then after that this media player picked up support for Broadcom Crystal HD decoding. While XNMC may be progressing well in terms of features for this free software multimedia project, there is a new competitor on the block.

Benjamin Zores, the project leader for GeeXbox and a long-time MPlayer developer, has announced the first public (beta) release of Enna. Enna is a multi-media player that will be at the heart of the GeeXbox 2.0 distribution and is available as a separate program for those using other Linux distributions. Enna is built atop MPlayer's libplayer, the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), and libvalhalla.

As Benjamin wrote in an email to Phoronix, "My team just released the first public stable version of Enna, our new Media Center project that should/could/would compete with XBMC." This beta version of Enna is currently at v0.4. Details concerning this first public release of Enna can be found in this blog post.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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