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Media Portal V1.0 RC 2

License: Open Source

File Size: 30.24MB

Operating Systems/Required Components: http://www.team-mediaportal.com/manual/Gen...peratingSystems

HomePage: http://www.team-mediaportal.com/

Screenshots: http://www.team-mediaportal.com/screenshots/

What is MediaPortal?

mediaportalMediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC in a very advanced Multi-Media Center / HTPC. MediaPortal 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.

As Open Source software licensed under the GNU/GPL agreement, you get MediaPortal for free. This means anyone can contribute to MediaPortal or customize for their own needs!

MediaPortal is built on the Microsoft .NET framework using C# and currently has a growing international community of over 10,000 users.

MediaPortal Features



* Create your own skins, or choose one of the available skins!

* MediaPortal can easily be extended with extra plugins

* You decide which keys you want to use for which actions

* Internal support for several remote control (streamzap, MCE, redeye, winlirc, hauppauge, FireDTV)

* Windowed and fullscreen support


MediaPortal TV

* Supports analog TV, DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-S and ATSC

* HDTV and AC3 support

* Support for multiple tuners

* Record, watch, and timeshift Live TV

* Advanced recording scheduler:

- Record once

- Record now

- Daily o Weekly

- Weekdays (Mon-Fri)

- Every time a program appears on this TV channel

* Timeshifting,Watch, Pause, Rewind, FF, RW Live TV

* Advanced recording management:

- Handle conflicts

- Set recording priorities

- Quality settings / recording

- Transcode to WMD, XVID or MPG

- Diskmanagement auto deletes old and/or watched recordings

* TVGuide:

- Grab DVB-EPG & MHW-EPG directly for DVB

- Supports XMLTV

- Colors for genres

* TV Guide search

* TV Channel grouping

* Supports over > 10000 channels

* Auto channel tuning

* Normal OSD (On Screen Display during movies/tv)

* Special ZAP OSD (Shows description of what is playing currently on TV)

* Support for Teletext

* Standby control to put your HTPC sleeping. It will awake when there a recording needs to start

My Video / MyDVD

MediaPortal Video/DVD

* Play any movie your PC has a codec for (divx, mpeg, matroska,...)

* All your movies will be stored in MediaPortal's video database

* View your movies by actors, genres, year, title

* Sort your movies by actors, genres, year, rating

* Automatically retrieves video art & info from IMDB

* Stacking/unstacking if your movie consists of multiple files

* Internal DVD player with menu's (you can also use an external DVD player)

* On Screen Display (OSD) for: Pause, Rewind, FastForward, Stop, Mute, Bookmarks, Switching Audio Streams/Subtitle languages...

* Resume from playback on next play

My Pictures


* 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(s)

* 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

My Music


* 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 ?Media Player 10

* 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 ratings

* Favorites

* Party shuffle mode

* Search music for specific songs

* Display all your favorite songs in one screen

* Utilize Winamp, Foobar or iTunes plugins for music playback

My Radio


* Listen to your favorite radio stations (FM, DVB or internet stream)

* Auto tuning (FM)

* Logo's for each radio station (manual process)

* Supply a friendly name for each radio station

* Internet radio station streaming (ASX or Shoutcast)

* Support for external radio tuner applications

* Auto start listening to your selected radio station when MediaPortal starts

My weather


* Show the latest weather information

* Support for multiple cities

* Current temperature, 3 Day Forecast

* Temperature (in degrees C/F)

* UV Index, Humity (%), Wind (mph/kph), etc

* Support for live images from internet, like:

- Satellite images

- Temperature images

- UV Index images

- Winds images

- Humidity images

- Precipitation images

More features!


* Launching external programs like:

- Games

- Emulators

- Email application

- Internet Browser

- IRC client

* Burner let's you burn all type of files and folders directly to CD-DVD from within the MediaPortal interface

* Showing RSS news feeds

* Read and send mail within MediaPortal

* Monitor computer hardware:

- CPU temperature

- Motherboard Temperature

- Hard disk Temperature

- Used Memory

- Used Virtual Memory

* Allow the PC automatically go to standby/hibernation and wakes it when there is a scheduled recording! Just like a real VCR!

* Has different alarm features

* You can even play included games like Tetris or Sudoku!

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