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