Stable patch for 0.2 release

Written by jlane628 on .

Although the team is very glad that many people test current svn releases we still want to point out that nightly svn builds are NOT updates or bugfixes of any kind.

Knowing that you are all anxious about new features or to see bugfixes for the last remaining showstoppers we've decided to integrate the most important fixes into the stable 0.2 release to make it even better.

I'll still try to collect important fixes and "little feature updates" which should not break anything to provide the HTPC users which need to watch the WAF with further "appoved" updates. Please keep in mind that 0.3 development has highest priority and this update is not a new release of MP - just a little present for you ;-)

This update is for clean 0.2 installations only and highly recommended. Update instructions are here.

Grab the update!

Click on 'read more' to see the list of changes.

MediaPortal 0.2 Release - most important changes

Written by rtv on .

The changelog grow to big? You just want the major changes? Here they are:  

MyTV:

  • "No signal" message does not disturb your TV sessions any longer
  • Lowered zapping delay almost down to the driver's capabilities
  • A new "Mini-EPG" has been mapped to the "OK" button which is very nice for zapping. You can also switch channel groups quickly with the "left/right" buttons
  • Zap to last channel now uses "0" button
  • EPG for channels which share the same frequency can now be merged
MyDVD:
  • "DVD menu" button directly jumps to DVD playback now
  • Navigator issues fixed

MyMusic:

  • MyMusic has better Various Artist handling
  • Audio player supports fast forward
  • Inbuilt support for CD importing

Plugins:

  • MyWeather plugin has been polished
  • Every plugin can be disabled now
  • TV movie (german guide data) direct DB support
  • Cutting plugin for dvr-ms and mpeg (even via remote)

General:

  • The brandnew, high quality MPV/MPA codecs are included now. Although not using HW-Acceleration they often achieve amazing results while de-interlacing fast movement scenes. Being rock stable these should be your defaults if any problem occurs.
  • MCE remote buttons can be mapped individually now
  • Skip steps (jumping in timeshift/video files) can be configured now
  • Green Button can be used to switch between "Home" and "Basic Home"
  • The GUI can be calibrated to solve overscan issues
  • Pin protected shares working 100% reliable now
  • Almost every part supports multi-language now
  • Change skin and language "on the fly"
  • Added Support for maaaany TV cards
  • Hundreds of bugfixes for stability and speed

TvEngine version 3.0

Written by ptmorpheus on .

With the announcement of the final version 0.2 dman already mentioned that i'm working on the new tv engine.

So.. what can we expect from this new engine? here's a list:

  • seperate front/backend
  • supports multiple frontends
  • analog/atsc/dvb-c/dvb-s/dvb-t support
  • true mpeg-2 program stream timeshifting and recording
  • multi tuner support of course
  • epg / mhw  grabbing right from the DVB stream
  • network streaming via rtsp
  • teletext grabbing
  • ci / cam support for firedtv, twinhan and technotrend
  • placeshifting

Some things are worth mentioning in more detail. For example the front/backend story. The new tvengine will run as a windows-service in the background. This means that it will keep running even if mp is stopped or when you are not logged in at all!!

But... thats not all. You can install the service on any machine you like. it does not need to run on the same pc as mediaportal. So for example you can have 3 htpc's with mediaportal on it and 1 pc which has 6 tuner cards. All 3 htpc's will be able to see & timeshift live tv over the network, do recordings etc etc and that all in true .mpg format

Another thing which is very nice is that the new engine auto-discovers new cards and is able to use them. There is no need anymore for an up-2-date capturecards.xml

So whats the timeline for this great stuff? Right now we released an internal beta for testing. Depending on how the tests go i hope to have a sneak-preview ready within lets say 1 month

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V1.10.0 - released Dec. 2014
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