MediaPortal 1.3.0 – Final
MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC in a very advanced Multi-Media Center / HTPC. This software allows you to listen to your favorite music and radio stations; watch and store your videos and DVDs; view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder; and much, much more. All in the comfort of your living room, on your big screen LCD or Plasma TV or projector. By using the hundreds of plugins and skins available, you can do almost anything – like monitor your HTPC; view sports scores or local movie show times; stream or download web TV, Apple Trailers, Youtube videos or internet radio; even start up MediaPortal playing music from a predefined playlist. There are two Home Screens: Home and Basic Home. Both can be customized, but BasicHome allows even more flexibility in style and layout and is often used by community skins to support submenus, weather forecasts, RSS feeds and more all on the Home Screen.
MediaPortal works on many different configurations. You don’t need a fancy, expensive system. You can just connect your TV and sound system to your existing PC and be up and running in no time. Simply configure MediaPortal to display on your TV screen.
If you prefer, you can set up a separate Home Theatre PC (HTPC) to run MediaPortal, and even connect it to your existing network. Or, you can configure an advanced network with MediaPortal on the server and as many ‘client’ PCs as you like. Network architecture is fully supported, so you can stream radio, music, video and live or recorded TV throughout your home.
Use your mouse, a touch screen, keyboard or remote. Display either fullscreen or in windowed mode. It’s your choice.
Most common remotes are supported natively and you can easily configure them however you like. Or, configure MediaPortal to recognize your own remote. You can decide which keys you want to use for which actions.
IR Server Suite (IRSS) expands support to 28 more remotes, from iMON to Wii and MacMini. With IRSS you can create layers for your remote so one key can perform many functions. If you want to press the ‘Green Button” and start MP, then use the built in Tray Launcher application. Or, use Translator to create macros for control of other devices, like your Blu-Ray player.
MediaPortal offers you the most powerful TV Engine and PVR (Personal Video Recorder) available today. You can do everything a TiVO can do, and more, but for free.
There is no limit to the number of TV Cards you can use. A vast array of TV Cards are supported, including analog cards. With a single DVB/ATSC card you can watch and record more than one channel. Cards supporting BDA driver architecture require no configuration.
MediaPortal turns your HTPC into a very advanced media center, or Home Theater PC (HTPC):
• Listen to music and radio
• Play videos, movies and DVDs
• View pictures or create a slideshow
• Watch, schedule and record live TV – like a TiVo, but more, and for free!
• Stream media, radio and TV to any HTPC / PC connected to your network
• Use a remote to control your HTPC from your couch
• Check weather, news, or information on the web, even play games!
MediaPortal is built on the Microsoft .NET framework using C# and currently has a growing international community of over 60,000 users.
MediaPortal was designed especially for Microsoft Windows. Thus, the performance and playback quality is unsurpassed. No additional hardware or commercial software is required.
Homepage – http://www.team-mediaportal.com
Size: 24.3 MB