Check Weather, News, Info and more
Get five day weather forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world all from the Weather Channel. View satellite weather images. Keep track of all your RSS feeds, or check Wikipedia for that acronym you can't remember. It's all available in the comfort of your living room, thanks to MediaPortal. And when no one is watching, flip to the Games section and play Tetris or solve a Sudoku puzzle.
"The MP weather section really stands out in my mind. It lets you setup multiple locations and has multiple animated maps per location. It provides four day forecasts, detailed forecast, and the multiple animated dopplers to see what's really going on." - GeekTonic, Zetavu, August 2, 2009
Check the current temperature, (in °C or °F), weather condition, UV index, humidity (%), dew point, wind-speed (mph/kph), as well as the five day forecast of maximum and minimum temperatures and weather conditions.
Weather conditions are displayed in both text and graphic images.
Add as many cities as you like and keep track of the weather where your family or friends reside. Planning a trip? Just add the city and check the weather in advance.
View live images from the Internet, like satellite, temperature, UV index, wind, humidity and precipitation.
Access the world of information, all from the comfort of your sofa. Just search Wikipedia and display results in your local language. You can even view Wikipedia images.
Add as many RSS News Feeds as your like and view all your feeds from within MediaPortal.
Tetris and Sudoku come with MediaPortal, but there are many more games available as additional plugins, such as Chess, Yatzee, Clickmania, Mine Sweeper, Connect4, MasterMind, Simon Says, Frustration, Hexxagon, Music Trivia to name a few.
Or you may use the Emulators plugin to play all your PC Games within MediaPortal.
If you choose to run MediaPortal on a separate HTPC, you may enjoy using the included Burner or Video-Editor plugins. Burner let's you burn all type of files and folders directly to CD-DVD from within the MediaPortal interface.
Additional plugins are available for you to monitor your computer hardware, such as CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, hard disk temperature, used memory, used virtual memory and more.