Entertainer : The Best Media Center

Entertainer aims to be a simple and easy-to-use media center solution for Gnome and XFce desktop environments. Entertainer is written completely in Python using object-oriented programming paradigm. It uses GStreamer multimedia framework for multimedia playback. User Interface is implemented with Clutter UI-library, which allows sleek OpenGL animated user interfaces. Entertainer also uses other great projects like SQLite, pyIMDBb and iNotify.


  1. Movies and TV-series : – You can watch movies and TV-Series from your harddrive. Entertainer automatically searches and downloads metadata like cover art from the Internet.
  2. Music library : –Let’s play music! Entertainer allows you play your favourite tracks easily. Navigate music by artst, album, genre or make your own playlists. Entertainer also automatically downloads album art and lyrics of the tracks.
  3. Photographs : – Watch your family photographs from the big screen. Entertainer includes a photoraph library, which allows you easily find your best shots.
  4. RSS-reader : – Entertainer includes a simple RSS-reader which allows you to read feeds right from your couch. In Entertainer RSS is called Headlines since it’s easier to understand for people who are not IT oriented. Read the rest of this entry »

How to : Enable Multimedia Suport in Ubuntu 7.10.

Ubuntu is one of the widely used GNU OS which is considered as Newbie friendly . But still there are few things to work .. Here is a small/quick guide that will let you enable Playback for any type of Audio/Video files.. Since most users get baffled after they fail to play media files. So I thought of posting a guide which will let you play every Media files like DivX,Real Media,AC3,MPEG4 to name a few .. So lets get started .
Before I start I would lets do some basic settings..

1’st we have to enable repos..

Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources . Check all the unchecked options under Ubuntu Software , Third Party Software, Updates. After that it will ask you to relode the package stats so that latest repositories can be added in the database for installation of the necessary software.
After the relode done you will be prompted to update your system . It is necessary to update your whole system before installing any software..
So I think you are done till now.. Considering system is updated lemme me now start with installing codecs and media players.. Read the rest of this entry »

Exaile:The best Media player!

Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE’s Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python. It incorporates many of the cool things from Amarok (and other media players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm submission support, and optional iPod support via a plugin.

In addition, Exaile also includes a built-in SHOUTcast directory browser, tabbed playlists (so you can have more than one playlist open at a time), blacklisting of tracks (so they don’t get scanned into your library), downloading of guitar tablature from fretplay.com, and submitting played tracks on your iPod to Last.fm.

Exaile 0.2.10

  • Plugin Manager improvements – you can now install plugins from within the plugin manager
  • Scriptable Radio Panel – People will be able to write plugins for your favorite streaming service. (currently shoutcast is available)
  • Lots of new translations
  • New music sharing plugin – you can share your music with people using iTunes or other people using Exaile

See whole Changelog – ChangeLog – Exaile – Trac

Installation : – 2 Installation methods as usual.

  • Open Terminal and type this :-



sudo apt-get install exaile

  • 2 Installation Step

Open Terminal and type following : –



sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these lines at the bottom and save



deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42 feisty exaile

and then type the following in terminal : make sure you have saved above step



wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42/8434D43A.gpg sudo apt-key add 8434D43A.gpg sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install exaile

For Fedora users : –



yum install exaile

Enjoyy the best player for Gnome :hap2:

Home Page : Exaile | Music Player for GTK+
Plugins : Exaile | Music Player for GTK+: Plugin List