Plugins: a world of imagination
MediaPortal's flexible design enables developers to create plugins to do almost anything you can think of. The only limit is your imagination. Hundreds of developers design plugins for MediaPortal, so there is a huge variety to choose from, with more added every day.
"From the plugin perspective, MP again shone brightly. It was like working with Tinker Toys again, very simple but with a definite purpose." - GeekTonic by Ray (GhostLobster)
Were you wondering if MediaPortal can...? Probably it can! Just check the vast list of supported plugins on our Downloads page.
There are plugins for every area of MediaPortal, from the popular TV Series and Moving Pictures plugins to Showtimes for movies around the worldwide, Scorecenter for sports scores, World Maps, Anime and many, many more.
Plugins are fully integrated into MediaPortal.
Once installed, you may use them from the Home window, either by using the Plugins button, or by configuring your Home window to display whatever Plugins you wish.
Plugins work just like any built in MediaPortal features, you will never know the difference, the integration is that seamless.
MediaPortal offers a standard Extensions Installer (MPEI) for all Plugins. Just double click the install file and it will install the Plugin for you. Not only that, the Extensions Installer will keep track of all your installed Plugins, allow you to uninstall or reinstall them, and tell you when updates are available.
All Plugins can be configured from the main MediaPortal Configuration program the same way you configure your MediaPortal options.
You can easily select which Plugins you wish enabled or which ones you wish to display on your Home window.
Most plugins offer advanced configuration options to tailor the plugin to suit your needs.