About Frodo

Welcome to my personal blog


Most people know me by my nickname Frodo, but my real name is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Although everybody thinks that Frodo refers to the famous character from Lords of the Rings, i must admit that I got the nickname from my neighbours cat ;-)

I live in The Netherlands where I was born 35 years ago. After finishing highschool I started working for TSS where  I worked on various multi media projects developed in pascal, C, C++ and later .NET. During the years I moved from junior programmer to senior programmer to technical architect and at the moment my function is CDO which means that I'm responsible for the entire software development department.

I started my first big open source project in the years 2000/2001 when i met runtime and together we created the famous XboxMediaCenter. XboxMediaCenter is still a big hit today and considering the xbox is simply a 700MHz pc with 64MB RAM, its amazing that it became one of the best mediacenters available. Since it was impossible to add PVR functionality to XboxMediaCenter I left the project in 2004 and started my 2nd opensource project called MediaPortal. Now 2 years later MediaPortal has become one of the best mediacenters with very advanced PVR capabilities.

Besides MediaPortal I do have some other hobbies as well. I'm a diving instructor and during the months april-nov when the weather is 'nice'  I like to to make fun dives in Zeeland, go on diving holiday's and teach new students how to dive. Other hobbies are fitness, playing (acoustic) guitar and offcourse my girlfriend.



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The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.


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