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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. Requires .NET 4.8 or .NET 6.0.

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File size: 209MB
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1.33 / 2.5 .NET 6 (February 29, 2024)


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MediaPortal 1.33 Release

We have just released MediaPortal 1.33 - Springtime / 20th Anniversary

Thanks to the great work of our new developer Pablik we are now able to present you a x64 version of MediaPortal (starting with MP Pre Release 1.32) and x64 version of TV Server (starting with MP Pre Release 1.33)! Pablik has done a really great and succesfull work to port all the necessary libraries of MP to work as x64 installation. Besides of that he also ported some plugins to be compatible with x64 - especially a new version of WorldWeather. Inspired from his work other plugin designers also ported their plugins to x64, so now we can offer a x64 version of MP with the most important plugins working flawlessly with this x64 version. In general it can be said that MP runs faster and smoother as never before under x64! So our great Thanks goes to Pablik and all contributors of the x64 version of MP Pre Release 1.33!

BTW: The thread from Pablik and other contributors including ZIPs and MPEIs for the reworked plugins can be found here

Highlights of this release

[MP1-5178] - MP Audioswitcher connection & switching issues
[MP1-5182] - Update DirectX checking in MP and Config
[MP1-5185] - MP/MPE Installation fixes/rework/enhancement
[MP1-5186] - Fix possible crash in selection of TV-Server in MediaPortal Configuration
[MP1-5188] - Fix AdaptRefreshRate for interlaced videos
[MP1-5191] - MPEMaker fails to save plugindependencies
[MP1-5192] - Skip error logging of bass_wadsp.dll in 64bit version
Since Pre-Release :
[MP1-5185] - MP/MPE Installation fixes/rework/enhancement
[MP1-5188] - Fix AdaptRefreshRate for interlaced videos
[MP1-5197] - Load screen calibration prior loading window plugins upon startup
[MP1-5198] - MP Audiorender: switch to default correction mode if bias is too high
[MP1-5199] - Fix volume OSD presentation on the screen

[MP1-5183] - TVE x64 version
[MP1-5184] - Add x64 support to SoundGraph iMON display driver 8.01.0419
[MP1-5189] - Add MediaInfo caching system
Since Pre-Release :
[MP1-5183] - TVE x64 version
Improvement / Rework:

[MP1-5179] - MP AudioRenderer TimeStretching enhancement
[MP1-5180] - Add HEVC support for BDReader directshow filter
[MP1-5181] - Add platform compatibility information to MPE Installer/Maker
[MP1-5187] - Bump NSIS 3.08 to 3.09
[MP1-5190] - TVE: Add SymbolRate multiplier for DVB-C cards (Hauppauge WinTV)
[MP1-5193] - Add exclude list of non x64 compatible LCDHypeWrapper drivers in Minidisplay library
[MP1-5194] - Get video FPS from video decoder if MediaInfo is not available
[MP1-5195] - Set higher TLS security for .NET Framework 4
[MP1-5196] - Fix/Enhance UNC Root resolving (UNCTools)
Deploy tools - Fixed SQL database download filename (32/64bit base on OS)
Deploy tools - Remove MS SQL from Download only section
Deploy tools - French language update
French language update
DefaultWideHD, Titan skins update
Since Pre-Release :
[MP1-5196] - Fix/Enhance UNC Root resolving (UNCTools)
DefaultWideHD skin update
Along with the above items we kept consolidating our software.

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

Full list of changes
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Changelog: MediaPortal 1.33 Pre-Release
Changelog: MediaPortal 1.33 Release

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Rating by sandraodj on Feb 9, 2020 Version: 1.23 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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

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: 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

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