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Ubuntu should integrate a powerful fully integrated Media Center.


One of the crucial stakes of future desktop PC is its ability to bring the convergence for all media available at home : TV, movies, music and pictures, but also Radio, News (RSS...), Video On Demand, Music on Demand... And all of this available with a "Powered by Ubuntu" remote control.

This is an essential issue if Ubuntu wants to be a popular OS.

Use cases

- A user install a "Ubuntu Media Center" distribution. Media Center packages are installed automatically, configuration is done during system installation process : media files places (movies, music...), hardware configuration (TV tuner, remote control...). When the system boots, the Media Center is automatically launched (To be defined : maybe two different entries in Grub can be used to launch directly the media center or not).

- A user has a standard Ubuntu installed. He wants to move to "Ubuntu Media Center" : additional packages are installed and configuration is done after package installation.



The use of a "Powered by Ubuntu" remote control is prerequired for a good media center.


The implementation can use existing projects (Freevo, MythTV...) but the goal should be to give an desktop integrated software, easy to install and use. Moreover, if existing software is used, an "Ubuntu Media Center" theme must be developped.


Data preservation and migration

Outstanding issues

BoF agenda and discussion