MediaPortal 2 - Alpha 1 Autumn release

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Team MediaPortal is proud to release yet another alpha of the upcoming HTPC revolution - MediaPortal 2!

A lot of work has been done since the summer release of MediaPortal 2. Here is a short collection of changes:

New Plugins

  • News Plugin
  • Party Music Player
  • Utilities

Skin improvements

  • New movie layout (Reflexion)
  • VideoBackground (Reflexion) (Check video below!)
  • Improved readability in content area (Reflexion)
  • New background (RisingSkin)
  • Style rework (RisingSkin)

New features and improvements

  • Better series and movie lookup:
  • Reading metadata from nfo files
  • Support for movie collections
  • Different PiP strategies: user can select if the current video should be "parked" in PiP, or will stay the fullscreen player (old way)
  • MovieThumbnailer creates thumbnails for videos where windows shell method fail (based on ffmpeg)
  • Added password control to SkinEngine
  • Added render events and statistics renderer plugin (F10 to enable stats, F11 toggle render strategies)
  • Online lookups (series, movies, weather) don't block MP2 when no network connection is available
  • Videoplayer now support dvr-ms and wtv format
  • Extended and fixed Fanart service

Further information & support

If you are looking for further information please check out MediaPortal 2 wiki first. We are heavily working to improve it.

If you don't find an answer there create a new thread in MediaPortal 2 forums.

If you found a bug, please check Mantis bug report forums first. If it has not been reported already, create a new thread.


Before installing MediaPortal 2, you need to make sure all requirements are installed.


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If you would like to support MediaPortal, we are happy to receive a small donation!

The team wishes you a lot of fun with this new release!

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