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README

# About

Media explorer is a media centre application for Linux. It originally
targeted MeeGo but will also run on other distributions (e.g. confirmed
working on Fedora 13/14 and Debian sid).


# Features

Media explorer's features include:

* Browse, search and play media on local (inc. USB) and UPnP filesystems.
* Smooth, fast, animated user interface (based on Clutter + Mx).
* User experience designed to be usable with standard TV remote controls.
* Media player (using GStreamer for playback) controllable over DBus.
* Plugin system for adding new types of content and user interface
extensions.
* Uses standard metadata (Tracker) and media (Grilo) libraries for Linux.
* Library of reusable classes plus Model-View-Controller framework
for media playback and presentation (written in C/GObject).


# History

Media explorer started as an internal project inside Intel's
Open Source Technology Center.

It was released on 2011-04-21 as an open source project.

See the AUTHORS file for the list of contributors.


# License

See COPYING.


# Where to get it

The source code is available at:

  https://github.com/media-explorer/media-explorer

Packages will shortly be available for MeeGo 1.2.


# Dependencies

Media explorer depends on:

* GLib (and Gio)
* gdk-pixbuf
* libsoup
* Mx (and Clutter, by association)
* clutter-gst
* librest
* dbus-glib
* grilo

The exact versions required can be determined by running the configure
script. Alternatively, you can let jhbuild manage dependencies for you
(see the INSTALL file).


# Installation

See the INSTALL file.


# Contributions

Patches, feature requests, bugs and any other questions can be
reported via github using the Issues tool at:

  https://github.com/media-explorer/media-explorer/issues.

We also maintain a list of ideas for things we'd like to add to
media explorer at:

  https://github.com/media-explorer/media-explorer/wiki/Ideas.
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