The release of MediaPortal 0.2.3.0 and the announcement of MediaPortal 2 do not implicit that the "good old MediaPortal I" is abandoned. Our next goal is to create a stable MediaPortal - TV-Server solution, which means to work towards a MediaPortal 1.0 and TV-Server 1.0. For those who fear the chance: MediaPortal 1.0 will still contain the inbuild TV-Engine.
So the main focus for the 1.0 releases is on stability and useability. This means that you will not see many (if any) new features in these releases.
Quite some time ago we started to write our own filter (TsReader.ax) to get rid of problems and limitations we encountered with the currently used filter (TSFileSource.ax).
Because of the great work from all developers involved in the creation of this filter and because of the great help of the comunity , this filter will become default in MediaPortal 1.0.
Besides the problems which are solved by the new filter, you will also get improved and new functionalities.
- nearly instant skipping inside a recorded *.ts file and in LiveTV
- very fast channel changes
- support for dvb-subtitles
- support for the coreavc h.264 codec
Another point on our todo-list is the installation. We know that the first time setup of an TV-Server enviroment is a lot of work. And this is where our new DeployTool comes in.
Yes you read right. We have been working on a tool which will make the installation of all required components (TV-Server, MediaPortal and SQL-Server) as easy as possible.
It offers the user a OneClick (Singleseat) installation option and an Advanced Mode to create client/server installations.
It will be available for testing as soon as we release MediaPortal 1.0 RC1 and TV-Server 1.0 RC1.
We have a very long road to go to accomplish these goals. You can help us by posting detailed bug reports in the forums.