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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, DVD's and Blurays, view, schedule and record live TV and much more. You get Media Portal for free and best of all it is opensource. MediaPortal 2 is newer but less plugins, see comparison here.

Free software
OS: Windows
File size: 206.8MB
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8.2/10
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Latest version

1.22 / 2.2.1 / 1.23 PreRelease (July 3, 2019)



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Download MediaPortal 1.22  206.8MB  Win




Download Beta, Update and other versions

Download MediaPortal 1.23 PreRelease  224.2MB  Win

Download MediaPortal 2.2.1  140.4MB  Win




Download old versions


Download MediaPortal old versions



Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


MediaPortal 1.23 Pre Release
Written by Team-MediaPortal.

We have just released a Pre Release of MediaPortal 1.23. Happy testing!

Pre Releases are provided as a way for the community to test and give feedback on all the exciting things we have lined up for the next release. We allocate about one month for Pre Release testing. In that time we will only fix bugs, after which comes the final release!

Highlights of this release
Bugfixes:

[MP1-4967] - Increase timeout delay of AsyncDNSReverseLookup for fix the timeout problem.
New:

[MP1-4777] - Use MP-MediaInfo package
Improvement / Rework:

We improved this functions :

[MP1-4314] - Hardcoded labels in Titan
[MP1-4842] - Remove extra skin files from Titan
[MP1-4948] - Add Year thumb support to MyMusic
[MP1-4950] - Fetch Actor details and thumbs when Movie updated
[MP1-4951] - Add TMDB support to MP grabbers
[MP1-4953] - Add #Actor.Movies.Progress property to GUIVideoArtistInfo
[MP1-4955] - Add 3D and HDR mark to MyVideo
[MP1-4958] - Inconsistent date display format in TV Guide
[MP1-4959] - Enable user configuration of PowerScheduler active port monitoring
[MP1-4960] - Update Titan skin
[MP1-4962] - Update libbluray to 1.1.2 and freetype 2.10
[MP1-4963] - TV Zap OSD rework
[MP1-4964] - TVE3 - Implement recording file name/file path length checking
[MP1-4965] - Add MIME view level in music view
Along with the above items we kept consolidating our software.
Important Notes:

This Release will break all plugins who use MediaInfo, please report issues on dedicated thread, related to plugin.

Notes:

For use Bluray with BD-J support, please read the Wiki

Full list of changes
gear-iconYou can review the complete change log for this Pre Release by using the link below:
Changelog: MediaPortal 1.23 Pre Release
https://issues.team-mediaportal.com/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10505&version=13002

Documentation of new features will be added to: Wiki - What's New
https://www.team-mediaportal.com/wiki/display/MediaPortal1/Whats+New



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Acronyms / Also Known As

MediaPortal, Media Portal, MediaPortal 2




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9 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


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/


Review by Cazz on Jun 10, 2009 Version: 1.0.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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.

Review by nightsurf on Aug 25, 2006 Version: 2.0.0.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




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.


Review by creaker on Mar 10, 2006 Version: 0.2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




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.


Review by disturbed1 on Feb 23, 2006 Version: 0.2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 4/10




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!


Review by boaby on Jan 12, 2006 Version: 1.3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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