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How to install Moovida media center on Linux Mint 8

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Moovida is a free media center application available for users of Linux and BSD desktop operating systems. It is developed by Fluendo S.A., an outfit based in Barcelona, Spain. With Moovida, you can watch movies and TV shows, kickback and enjoy your music, view your pictures. and a whole lot more.

Though it is not installed by default, it is available in the main repository and all you need to do is install it. You may install applications on Linux Mint via the Linux command line, via Synaptic, the graphical package manager, via the mintInstall, the Software Manager, or directly from the menu. All methods of installation are easy. For this tutorial, let’s install it straight from the menu.

Click on the menu and in the filter box, type in ‘moovida.’ You will be presented with four choices. Click on ‘Install moovida package’ as shown in the screenshot below.

Install Moovida
Installing Moovida media center from the Mint menu. This is just one of many methods of installing an application on Linux Mint 8

This next screenshot just shows you some of the applications that will be installed. Click ‘Install.’

Moovida apps to install
Some of the applications that will be installed with Moovida media center

When the installation is completed, an entry for Moovida Media Center will be placed under Sound & Video in the menu tree. Launch it and have fun.

Moovida media center splash screen
This is the Moovida media center splash screen.
Moovida iin action
Alice in Wonderland trailer playing on Moovida media center

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