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MediaPortal turns your PC in a very advanced Multi MediaCenter / HTPC. It allows you 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 and best of all it is opensource.

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Version:1.7.0 / 2.0 Pre-beta History
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Size:95.9MB


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Download MediaPortal old versions:
NameDate(Year-M-d)Size
MediaPortal_Setup_1.7.0_Final.zip2014-04-1795.9MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.7.0_PreRelease.zip2014-02-1895.7MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.6.0_Final.zip2013-12-3195.7MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.6.0_PreRelease.zip2013-11-1992.1MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.5.0_Final.zip2013-10-0191.8MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.5.0_PreRelease.zip2013-08-2091.8MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.4.0_Final.zip2013-06-1890.6MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.4.0_PreRelease.zip2013-05-1790.2MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.3.0_FINAL.zip2013-03-1379.3MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.3.0_RC.zip2013-02-0579.3MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.3.0_BETA.zip2012-12-1476.9MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.3.0_ALPHA.exe2012-07-1029.9MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.2.3_FINAL.exe2012-04-1324.2MB
MediaPortal2-Setup-Alpha-Release.msi2012-03-0560MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.2.2_FINAL.exe2011-12-2324MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.2.1_FINAL.exe2011-09-2624MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.2.0_FINAL.exe2011-09-1924MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.2.0_RC.exe2011-08-2925.1MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.2.0_Beta.exe24.3MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.2.0_Alpha.exe31.6MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.1.0.exe30.9MB
MediaPortal_Setup_1.0_RC1_Refesh.exe21.5MB
MediaPortal_1.0_Setup.exe28.2MB
MediaPortal_1.0.2_Setup.exe29.2MB
MediaPortal_1.0.1_Setup.exe29.1MB
MediaPortal_0.2.3.0_Setup.exe26.7MB
MediaPortal_0.2.2.zip30.2MB
MediaPortal_0.2.1.zip30.7MB
MediaPortalSetup_1.1.3.exe31.3MB
MediaPortalSetup_1.1.2.exe31.3MB
MediaPortalSetup_1.1.1.exe31.3MB
MediaPortalSetup_1.1.0_RC4.exe30.9MB
MediaPortalSetup_1.1.0_RC-2_rev25546.exe30.7MB
MediaPortalSetup_1.1.0_RC-1_rev25080.exe30.3MB
34 files1.6GB





Supported operating systems:
Windows


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Media Center/HTPC/PS3/360

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Version history/Release notes:
MediaPortal 2 - 10th Anniversary Edition released
Written by Team MediaPortal on 18 April 2014.

We are celebrating our 10th MediaPortal anniversary and are happy to offer you another release of MediaPortal 2!

01 10th A E

This release is a "pre-beta" version which means all existing features should work without any problem. We will be making further improvements and adding new features but this release is definitely worth a try!

Be sure to read the instructions at the end of this news regarding installation, upgrade and extension compatibility.

Summary of changes

Compared to Alpha 4 this release brings new features, usability improvements and of course some bug fixes.

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Improved user experience:
Reworked the configuration of Media Sources (aka "shares" in previous releases) so that configuration for new users should be more intuitive
New themes
Added a brand new "10th Anniversary" theme for Titanium skin
Added themes for Titanium that use larger font sizes, bringing better readability on smaller screens
New features and plugins
Added "Refreshrate Changer" (aka DRC in MP1). It switches your display into a mode that matches your currently playing video rate
Added initial support for Trakt.tv (scrobbling, sync MP2 library to Trakt). More developments will follow in future releases
Added WASAPI support for BassPlayer. This enables high quality audio output for your HTPC
Fixes
Browsing network shares could fail under certain cases
Fixes in the MediaPortal UPnP library, added an option to limit binding to specific IP addresses
Improvements to Series and Movies detection
Updated plugins
OnlineVideos plugin is included in this release
SlimTV plugin (both NativeTV and MPExtended) has been significantly improved since Alpha 4 release
More plugins are available! (via our MP2 Plugins Downloads section on the website and forum)
WebRadio plugin to play your favourite web radio streams inside MP2!
New Cinema plugin to show all running movies in your favourite cinemas including playback of trailers
New Application Launcher plugin
WiFi configuration plugin (included)
CEC remote plugin allows controlling MP2

The full change log is available here: MediaPortal 2 Anniversary Edition change log

http://issues.team-mediaportal.com/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10503&version=10901

View full changelog



Alternative to Media Portal:
Media Browser
Plex Media Server
TVersity
XBMC



Guides and How to's:
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Acronyms / Also Known As:
MediaPortal, Media Portal

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I just love it.
It is very easy to install, it download the file I need and install if I dont have it.
That is alot of nice plugin and other that make it so easy to use it.

Well yes that have happend that is not so easy to understand but the forum they have is very good and people is very nice to help.

If you going to use it to recording TV, then I like to give you a tip For The Record that you can find here http://www.4therecord.eu/



Posted June 10, 2009 by . Tool version 1.0.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: A maybe a little to old guide but when I use it for first time it was very good http://users.vic.chariot.net.au/~mitreski/mediaportal%20codec%20guide%20v.2.pdf


As a free tool you need to google around and use the forums to get the most from this tool but evetually you can get it all setup. Find it stable now and very flexible if you spend the time to set it up. Now the family have a great UI. I use Imon remote that came with silverstone case. lcd and remote work well with media portal app.


Posted August 25, 2006 by . Tool version 2.0.0.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Previous review is unfair; this is a work in progress and it's free.

It looks a great deal better than BeyondTV, Showshifter, MCE, MyTheatre, iMedian, GBPVR, Meedio, and the others.

I've found that GBPVR has very bad stuttering when playing back live TV - this doesn't happen with MediaPortal or Showshifter.

Media Portal supports multiple DVB-T cards, plus analog MPEG2 capture cards + devices - BeyondTV still does not support DVB-T cards, and Meedio does not *officially* support more than one DVB-T card at a time. GBPVR supports multiple DVB-T cards and analog cards, but I think you have to specifically assign which channels you want to view against each DVB card which is painful.

However, GBPVR does allow you to have Media MVP devices around the house that can receive video from the central GBPVR - I don't think this is possible with Media Portal just yet.

Certainly, Media Portal has it's irritations; it still occasionally causes a BSOD when performing DVD playback for example.

But its potential (its source code is open, it's free, but it doesn't suffer the from hardware support strangling that occurs in Linux) makes it worth sticking with - and there are some really neat plugins such as being able to view lots and lots of movie trailers (assuming your Media PC has a connection to the internet), plus it's reasonably easy to get it to function with the myriad of remote controls out there.

The Lady of The House likes it, despite the fact it crashes occasionally (much less now it's reaching an official 0.2.0 release). She likes the cute little chap with the Popcorn when playing DVD's, and how he changes depending on what functionality is being used.

And believe me that's more important than the occasional instability if you want to have your Media Centre accepted underneath the TV.



Posted March 10, 2006 by . Tool version 0.2.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


The reviews I read tell of a different software than I installed. Lots of bugs, lots of errors. Not very smart programing at all.

The music selection is poor. I have a directory of ogg files, which the program scanned in, read the id3 tags, and added to it's database. Which is another problem with this program, the database just isn't there, it's more of a directory listing. When you attempt to play an ogg file, it passes it off as an mp3 file to Windows media player. WMP errors out and doesn't play the file.

Movie selection shows a default icon without a video preview.

It has potential, but Media Portal needs a database and catalog program. In it's current state, it is nothing more than using windows explorer with a background. Not an HTPC app in it's current state.

To be honest Google's Picasa or ACDSee is a better HTPC app than this program.



Posted February 23, 2006 by . Tool version 0.2.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


Runs rings around its commercial alternatives. Tried all the pvr's to date (both free and pay-for) and nothing comes close to mediaportal for functionality. Personally I love its xmltv integration - very intuitive design in being able to search your tv listings including by genre, episode.

Only other pvr i considered was showshifter, simply because it was the fastest at changing channels on my machine, but again it didnt have half the features.

Mediaportal all the way. Big Thanks go to Frodo and all responsible!



Posted January 12, 2006 by . Tool version 1.3.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Best HTPC i've ever seen. Using it for 8 month now and it is improving nearly every day.


Posted April 21, 2005 by . Tool version 0.1.1.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


This happens to be the best piece of HTPC software on the planet!
Forget the rest this clearly is the best and it getting better every week - what piece of software do you know provides you with a weekly build with great new features and functionality superior to the competition???



Posted February 22, 2005 by . Tool version 0.1.0.8 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: http://www.maisenbachers.de/dokuw/


This software ran so slow on my 2 GHz/512MB box that I uninstalled it. The 3rd party support lags other products like Meedio (myHTPC). Maybe in a couple years this will mature into something.


Posted August 26, 2004 by . Tool version 0.0.0.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 3 of 10


I've been using Media Portal for about 3 or 4 days now and it has been the best noncommecial HTPC software I've found. Almost everything I've tried has worked on it and setup couldn't have been to much easier. They seem to be working on improving this all the time. It's already gone up a version in the last couple of days since I began using it. If you are looking for a great piece of software for your HTPC then go download this and give it a try. I don't think you'll be dissapointed.


Posted August 09, 2004 by . Tool version 0.0.0.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: http://mediaportal.sourceforge.net/documentation.html http://nolanparty.com/mediaportal.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=11

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