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It seems Ubuntu TV will offer a media center that uses an interface based on Unity, which is as close as I think you will get to a media center that looks native. However, it's not available just yet, unless you want to try downloading and compiling the code yourself, but I have no idea how to go about doing that or making sure it works properly afterwards.
My recommendation would be to install & use Ffmpeg not WinFF. sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Once Ffmpeg is installed, open Terminal and paste the command: ffmpeg -i input.mov -sameq output.mp4 Where input.mov & output.mp4 Change the filenames accordingly. That command encodes the video into an .mp4 format but keeps the same quality as the ...
You can attach an external HDD to the (officially supported) nexus 7 and 10 and play videos. XBMC is not yet available for Ubuntu Touch (as far as I know). There is an XBMC for Android though.
FFmpeg has been replaced in Trusty by avconv, in the libav-tools package. See: Is FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.04? The sameq option has been removed. For advice see: Ffmpeg, avconv and sameq
You can use Mencoder Mencoder is a companion program to the MPlayer media player that can be used to encode or transform any audio or video stream that MPlayer can read.1 To install, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below: sudo apt-get install mencoder Or you can install it from thr Ubuntu ...
xscreensaver would be simpler It would be nice for HDMI audio to stay active, wouldn't it... I don't think there is a way to disable screensaver while video is playing with ubuntu settings. Some players have this setting built in. I've been playing around with xset dpms force standby It does not work with ATI cards but what does :( You can check more ...
The basic answer to this is NO, there is not a full pledged media centre using native gui (GTK+).
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