Elisa Media Center 0.5.27 Release

Guillaume Emont guillaume at fluendo.com
Mon Feb 16 20:06:34 CET 2009

Dear Python hackers and lovers,

The Elisa team is happy to announce the release of Elisa Media Center
0.5.28, code-named "Wooden Nickels".

Elisa is an open source cross-platform media center connecting the
Internet to an all-in-one media player. It is written in python using
twisted, gstreamer and pigment among others, and runs on GNU/Linux and
Microsft Windows (XP and above). More information can be found at

This release is a "light weight" release, which means it is supposed to
be pushed to the users through our automatic plugin update system. That
is why there is no new Elisa installer nor any new packages from our side: use
the existing ones for 0.5.27; with the default configuration, they should upgrade
automatically to 0.5.28, asking you to restart Elisa when everything is
Tarballs are provided for packagers who want to disable the automatic plugin
update system on their distribution, so that they can make new packages for
their users to be able to update (I strongly advise that, the new video section
is worth it).

For Spanish users, a new version of the yesfm plugin is released at the same time
through the plugin repository. Another update to that plugin should follow later
this week (yes.fm no longer works without a user account).

A complete list of the issues fixed can be found at:


This is also summarised in the (attached) release notes.

Installers and sources can be downloaded from

Bug reports and feature requests are welcome at

Have a media-centered evening,

Guillaume, for the Elisa team
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Elisa 0.5.28 "Wooden Nickels"

This is Elisa 0.5.28, twenty-eighth release of the 0.5 branch.

New features since 0.5.27:

 - Revamped the video section, with automatic recognition of TV shows and films
 - Support for subtitles included in the video file
 - Subtitle language selection
 - Audio language selection

Bugs fixed since 0.5.27:

- 233174: size for embedded subtitles should be configurable 
- 317711: Embedded subtitle support


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:

- David McLeod
- Florian Boucault
- Guillaume Emont
- Jes?s Corrius
- Lionel Martin
- Maxwell Young
- Philippe Normand

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