This application turns your PC in a very advanced Multi MediaCenter / HTPC.
Media Portal turns your PC in a very advanced Multi MediaCenter / HTPC.
MediaPortal gives you the possibility to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch your video\'s and DVD\'s, view, schedule and record live TV and much more.
You get Media Portal for free/nothing/nada/noppes and best of all it is opensource. This means anyone can help developing Media Portal or tweak it for their own needs!
Note: MediaPortal now has an updated database version - SQLite v3. If you\'re migrating from version 0.1.2.0 then please follow these instructions...
There is a small converter to migrate your database. Follow these steps:
1) Install MP 0.1.3.0 (Do not start MP or Configuration.exe)
2) Enter the database directory
3) Make sure there are no *.db3 files there for the database files you wish to convert (database files where a *.db3 version exists will be skipped).
4) Enter the databaseconvert directory
5) Start the \"convertv2v3.cmd\" script, this will convert your existing database-files to a *.db3 version.
Start MediaPortal\'s \'Setup\' as you\'ll need to add your TV cards again also.
Here are some key features of \"MediaPortal\":
· Flexible XML based skinning engine - Create your own skins, or choose one of the available skins !
· Extendable via plugins. Media Portal can easily extended with extra plugins. Plugins can be overlay windows, modules, tag readers, players,...
· Time, Date
· Dynamic keymapping. You decide which keys you want to use for which actions
· Remote Controller support (using an external program like girder)
· Switch between graphics & LiveTV as background when browsing the menus
· Internal support for several remotes (streamzap, MCE, redeye, winlirc)
· Support for multiple tuners
· Timeshifting, Watch, Pause, Rewind, FF, RW Live TV
· Video Recording
· Advanced TV Guide based on XMLTV
· Scheduler to manage all your recording schedules
· Recorded TV section: Manage all your recorded tv programs. See what has been recorded, delete programs, check which programs you already watched and off course select and play a recorded program
· Full support of DVB-S cards (BDA driver based cards)
· Full support of DVB-C cards (BDA driver based cards)
· Full support of DVB-T cards (BDA driver based cards)
· Full support of Skystar2 cards
· Support for Teletext
· TV Guide: EPG grabber for ss2 & DVB-S/t/c which grabs the TV Guide directly from the signal!
· TV Guide search
· TV Channel grouping
· Supports over > 1000 channels
· Mapping TV channels to specific cards
· Auto channel tuning
· Overlay & VMR9 Renderless playback
· Several advanced zooming/AR modes
· Normal OSD (On Screen Display during movies/tv)
· Special ZAP OSD (Shows description of what is playing currently on TV)
· Listen to your favorite radio stations
· Auto tuning
· Supply nice logo\'s for each radio station
· Supply a friendly name for each radio station
· Internet radio stations
· Local radio stations using the FM tuner of your capture card
· Support for external radio tuner applications
· Auto start listening to your selected radio station when MediaPortal starts
· All music gets stored in Media Portals music database
· View your music by artists, albums, genres, top100 or plain songs
· Sort your music in many ways like tracks,genre,filesize,artists,album,...
· Use visualisations from Windows MediaPlayer 9
· Load, create & save playlists (.m3u, .pls, .b4u)
· Automaticlly gets album art & info for all your albums
· Automaticlly gets artist art & info for all your artists
· View by list, icons, and big icons
· shuffle,repeat, FF,RW,pause,...
· Music overlay : will show what song is playing together with visualisation,albumart, artist,title,album etc on every module in Media Portal
· Music ratings
· Party shuffle mode
· Search music for specific songs
· Display all your favorite songs in one screen
· Watch your pictures/photos
· Slideshow support with nice transitions
· Zoom in/out, rotate pictures (rotation is remembered next time
· pause,previous/next picture
· delete picture
· background music, either songs from my music, or radio from my radio
· Auto thumbnail generation
· Sort in Name, Date, Size
· View in List, Icon or Big Icon display
· Ken burns effect slideshow
· Filmstrip view
· Play any movie your PC has a codec for (divx, mpeg, matroska,...)
· All your movies will be stored in Media Portals video database
· View your movies by actors, genres, year, title,
· Sort your movies by actors, genres, year, rating
· Automatically retrieves video art & info from www.imdb.com
· Stacking/Unstacking if your movie consists of multiple files
· Internal DVD Player with Menus!
· External Player (Zoomplayer/MPlayer/etc) option
· On Screen Display(OSD) for : Pause, Rewind, FastForward, Stop, Mute, Bookmarks, Switching Audio Streams/Subtitle languages...
· Internal DVD player with menu\'s ( you can also use an external DVD player )
· Internal movie player you can also use an external media player )
· Filmstrip view
· Resume from playback
· Screen Calibration
· UI Calibration
· My Music options
· My Pictures options