Elisa 0.3.3 turns Linux into a movie theater

The developers at Fluendo have been working on an open-source, cross-platform media center application called Elisa. Version 0.3.3, which was released last week, includes a complete user interface overhaul that dramatically improves usability.

Elisa offers all of the basic features one would expect from a media center application, including support for video and audio playback as well as image slide shows. Elisa allows users to browse and load content from local drives, but also provides support for remote content—like videos from YouTube, audio from local network DAAP shares or Shoutcast streams, and images from Flickr.