Elisa Media Center 0.5.6 Release

Florian Boucault florian at fluendo.com
Tue Aug 19 00:57:58 CEST 2008

Dear Elisa users,

The Elisa team is happy to announce the release of Elisa Media Center
0.5.6 codenamed "Perks".

A very important and long awaited improvement of this release is the
introduction of DVD playback including DVD menus support. It is
elegantly integrated in the user interface making it easy and natural
to use. A well deserved big thanks goes to the GStreamer hackers who
made that possible to happen.

A considerable number of bugs were also fixed during this cycle (25
bugs) mainly related to device hotplugging and to the media scanner.

On top of these bug fixes, this release also introduces the following
new features:

- Contextual actions now available in all view modes (list with preview, grid,
- First support for contextual actions in the pictures section.
- DVD playback with support of menus.

Installers and sources can be downloaded from

Bug reports and feature requests are welcome at

There is still a known issue in this release and we are working on
solving it as fast as possible: Audio CDs are not detected.

Have a nice day,

The Elisa team
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Elisa 0.5.6 "Perks"

This is Elisa 0.5.6, sixth release of the 0.5 branch.

New features since 0.5.5:

- DVD playback with support of menus.
- Contextual actions now available in all view modes (list with preview, grid,
- First support for contextual actions in the pictures section.

Bugs fixed since 0.5.5:

- 243493: [win32] usb harddrives aren't recognized as removable media
- 252876: [win32] [win32] Use the native API to get the list of attached volumes to avoid a deadlock
- 255416: media scanner leaks memory on windows
- 255676: Cannot browse hotplugged ipod
- 255809: amp_slave does not restart correctly
- 256918: [win32] playing large files (>4GB) fails
- 257035: Widgets need a way to be cleaned up
- 257039: Scanning animation causes memory leaks
- 257221: [win32] "New version available" popup does not have the focus
- 232574: DVD plugin
- 242937: shortcut bar is overhead for a few files
- 251791: Going into a subdirectory doesn't cancel pending thumbnail requests
- 252524: [hal] No DeviceRemoved message is sent on the bus when ejecting a DVD
- 253061: Fast scroll bar in Music > Albums is broken when track names start with numbers
- 255404: favorites screen doesn't refresh when removing items
- 256009: favorites misplaced
- 256133: Clicking to seek in an mp3 freezes elisa
- 256135: recently viewed\added photos display the wrong picture number in player
- 257230: Segfault playing avi file
- 259119: Pictures thumbnails always re-generated even when already in cache
- 246963: Problems using Fastscroller with Folder starting with _
- 252655: [win32] [wmd] Messages not always sent when adding/removing a device
- 255769: No message when decade has no songs
- 257552: fastscroller issue in list view with actions


You can find source releases of Elisa on the download page:

Elisa Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website: http://elisa.fluendo.com

Support and Bugs

We use Launchpad for bug reports and feature requests:


All code is in a Bazaar branch and can be checked out from there.
It is hosted on Launchpad: https://code.launchpad.net/elisa

Contributors to this release:

- Alessandro Decina
- Benjamin Kampmann
- David McLeod
- Florian Boucault
- Guido Amoruso
- Guillaume Emont
- Gunnar Holmberg
- Jes?s Corrius
- Joshua Eichen
- Lionel Martin
- Olivier Tilloy
- Philippe Normand

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