MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. Do you want a Home Theatre with audio streaming throughout your home, a digital photo album to organize all your photos and webcam videos, access to web streams and information like weather, news, sports or Wikipedia, plus a super TiVo? With MediaPortal (MP) you can do all this and more, from the comfort of your sofa. It is the most feature rich Media Center software in the world today, and it’s free.

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MediaPortal Features:

  • Flexible XML based skinning engine – Create your own skins, or choose one of the available skins!
  • Extendable via plugins: Media Portal can easily be 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 visualizations from Windows MediaPlayer 9
  • Load, create & save playlists (.m3u, .pls, .b4u)
  • Automatically gets album art & info for all your albums
  • Automatically 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 visualization, album art, artist, title, album etc on every module in Media Portal
  • Music ratings
  • Favorites
  • 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
  • Stacking/Unstacking if your movie consists of multiple files
  • Internal DVD Player with Menus!
  • External Player (Zoomplayer/MPlayer/etc) option

What’s new in this software 2.2.1:

TV:

  • Extended subtitle support: All kinds of subtitles (DVB, Closed Captions, Teletext) can now be displayed. Individual settings allow users to customize which kind of subtitles they wish MediaPortal to support.

N.B.:

  • When in window-mode, a remaining problem may lead to ‘Teletext’ subtitles being cut-off at the left and right side of the window.
  • Recording skin functionality: All recording functions in the different menus have been streamlined. Recordings can now be scheduled from more places using the record button. Recording options have been expanded.

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