Skins: a visual extravaganza
MediaPortal skins offer not only a variety of looks and styles to suit your taste, but even different user interfaces. There are skins for every screen size, including touch screen support; or small TV screens requiring larger fonts. In many skins you can choose the layout and options available on your home window. Some skins even provide Christmas add ons for you to enjoy the holiday season.
"At the time of writing there were no fewer than 92 skins... which look simply stunning ... Setting these up is simply a matter of of installing the skin... then selecting the skin in the MP Configuration tool. Once you've skinned MediaPortal, then you've a beautiful GUI to rival any HTPC software." - Lee David Jones, The Digital Lifestyle, 'Mediaportal V Media Center? Which to choose?"
Select your favorite skin!
There are skins for every taste and style. Our brilliant, professional and active community of designers offer you new or updated skins almost every day! Just check the Latest Downloads link or better yet, add it to your RSS Feeds so you always know when a new release is available for your favorite skin.
Visit our Skins Forum for details on all the latest and upcoming skins. A special section highlights the most popular and maintained skins. Adventuresome users can try out the latest beta releases.
Install and Update
MediaPortal offers a standard installer for all skins. Just double click the installer and the skin will install automatically for you.
Not only that, the Extensions Manager will keep track of all your installed skins, allow you to uninstall or reinstall them, and tell you when updates are available.
You may use as many different skins as you wish, and switch skins from within MediaPortal or in the Configuration program.
MediaPortal supports many languages, so your skins will always display in the language of your choice.
There are many options you can configure for your skins such as the style of home screen you prefer, windowed mode size, sound effects and scroll speeds.
Many community skins allow you to configure font sizes, home menus and styles and much more.
Skins are all created using xml files. It is quite easy to modify skin files even using Notepad, although knowledge of skinning is required for advanced modification.