MediaPortal 1.23 Regeszter Edition

Today we want to commemorate one of our developers who has left us forever at the beginning of the year through his sudden death.
That's why we dedicate this MediaPortal pre release version to "regeszter" aka Attila, who spent a lot of time coding and with his innovative ideas made sure that you can enjoy a unique software - alone, with your family or with your friends.
Therefore we are pleased to announce the new version of MediaPortal named "MP 1.23 pre release ".
Thank you for your understanding.

Pre Releases are provided as a way for the community to test and give feedback on all the exciting things we have lined up for the next release. We allocate about one month for Pre Release testing. In that time we will only fix bugs, after which comes the final release!

Highlights of this release 

Bugfixes:

  • [MP1-4967] - Increase timeout delay of AsyncDNSReverseLookup for fix the timeout problem.

New:

Improvement / Rework:

We improved this functions :

  • [MP1-4314] - Hardcoded labels in Titan
  • [MP1-4842] - Remove extra skin files from Titan
  • [MP1-4948] - Add Year thumb support to MyMusic
  • [MP1-4950] - Fetch Actor details and thumbs when Movie updated
  • [MP1-4951] - Add TMDB support to MP grabbers
  • [MP1-4953] - Add #Actor.Movies.Progress property to GUIVideoArtistInfo
  • [MP1-4955] - Add 3D and HDR mark to MyVideo
  • [MP1-4958] - Inconsistent date display format in TV Guide
  • [MP1-4959] - Enable user configuration of PowerScheduler active port monitoring
  • [MP1-4960] - Update Titan skin
  • [MP1-4962] - Update libbluray to 1.1.2 and freetype 2.10
  • [MP1-4963] - TV Zap OSD rework
  • [MP1-4964] - TVE3 - Implement recording file name/file path length checking
  • [MP1-4965] - Add MIME view level in music view
Along with the above items we kept consolidating our software.

Important Notes:

This Release will break all plugins who use MediaInfo, please report issues on dedicated thread, related to plugin.

Notes:

For use Bluray with BD-J support, please read the Wiki


Full list of changes

gear-iconYou can review the complete change log for this Pre Release by using the link below:
Changelog: MediaPortal 1.23 Pre Release

Documentation of new features will be added to: Wiki - What's New


Installation, Upgrade, Download and Feedback

Installation

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Download-Link: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer)

Aside from that when doing a clean installation of the this Pre Release there is nothing else to worry about.

Upgrade

update-iconUpgrading from MP 1.2.0 Beta or later to 1.23 Pre Release

All MediaPortal 1.2.0 Beta installations can be upgraded to this Pre Release without losing your settings.

Plugins:

If you are running MediaPortal 1.6.0 or earlier, then it is possible that some of your previously installed plugins will be shown as incompatible after the upgrade to this Pre Release! Whether or not a plugin is incompatible depends on the MediaPortal subsystems the plugin uses.
All plugins that work for the 1.7.1 HotFix release, should also work with the this Pre Release.

Upgrading Extensions:

The easiest way to upgrade your extensions is by launching the MediaPortal Extension Installer, and let it check for updated versions. However this only works for extensions that use our MPEI system. If the author of the extension releases it as a stand alone installer, you must contact them for an updated version.


General note about Upgrades

Manually stop TV-Service!

television-iconOn some systems our installer is not able to update the TV-Server installation because its files are locked or the service can not be stopped.
For upgrades to this Pre Release we recommend that you manually stop the TV-Service and make sure, via Windows Task Manager (enable the "all users" option), that the TvService.exe process is really gone before starting to upgrade.

Custom TV-Service properties

If you manually changed the properties of the TV-Service (like restart on error options), then you must redo these changes after the upgrade. The installer is not able to save and restore your custom service properties when it installs the new version of the TV-Service.


Feedback

Bugs

If you think you found a bug then please post a detailed report in our Bug Reports Forum.

Make sure your report includes all the required information. Incomplete reports will be removed to keep the forum clean.


 Download

Finally - the download. We hope that you took the time to read this release news entirely because it includes vital information about the major changes.

  If you would like to support MediaPortal, we would be happy to receive a donation!

The Team wishes you a lot of fun with this new release!

.::. Download - MediaPortal 1.23 Pre Release .::.

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MediaPortal 1.22 Release

We have just released MediaPortal 1.22 Final

Highlights of this release (relative to 1.21 Final release):

Bugfixes:

  • We fixed an issue with Intel HDMI audio
  • We fixed an issue with sound volume control and OSD on Windows 7
  • We fixed an issue with errors in displayed file timestamps
  • We fixed an issue with the Windows Update date checking
  • We fixed an installer issue with Visual C++ 2008 SP1 version checking
Since 1.22 Pre-release:
  • We fixed an issue with scrolling text across the TV recording 'red button' icon in the Default Wide HD skin
  • We removed the Windows Update date checking
  • We fixed some problems with the IMDB grabber

New and Improved:

We added new and improved functions in the following areas:

  • Merged HD-PVR support patches into TV Server
  • Merged TBS tuner support patches into TV Server
  • Merged DigitalDevices Dynamic PMT patch into TV Server
  • Merged DisEqC motor delay support patches into TV Server
  • TV Server tuner allocation updated to improve handling of per-tuner CAM availability
  • TV Server record start/stop control synchronised to the system clock to improve accuracy
  • Default Wide HD skin updates
  • Remove warnings for supported Windows Server OS
  • Add support for HTTPS (SSL/TLS) web downloads in MP Extension Manager and other places
  • Increased the number of supported fonts in the skin engine.
  • Add string.replace function to skin engine
  • Add otherwise to include condition to skin engine
  • Add #TV.Record.Active (RedDot) property for skin use
Since 1.22 Pre-release:
  • We updated some TV tuning and EPG grabber data
  • We added https:// URL capability in some places
  • Along with the above items we kept consolidating our software.

Notes:

For use Bluray with BD-J support, Java 8 must be installed. We recommend the version Java 8u151 in x86 version.
Download-Link : Oracle Download Website


Full list of changes

gear-iconYou can review the complete change log for this Release by using the link below:
Changelog: MediaPortal 1.22 Release

Documentation of new features will be added to: Wiki - What's New


Installation, Upgrade, Download and Feedback

Installation

microsoft net framework 4 e711eSince we switched to .NET4 you need to make sure you have.NET4 installed on your computer (not needed if you are on Windows 8 because it comes with .NET4, but you NEED the .NET 3.5 features enabled!). Otherwise you are not able to install MediaPortal and the installer just quits.

Download-Link: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer)

Aside from that when doing a clean installation of the this Release there is nothing else to worry about.

Upgrade

update-iconUpgrading from MP 1.2.0 Beta or later to 1.22 Release

All MediaPortal 1.2.0 Beta installations can be upgraded to this Release without losing your settings.

Plugins:

If you are running MediaPortal 1.6.0 or earlier, then it is possible that some of your previously installed plugins will be shown as incompatible after the upgrade to this Release! Whether or not a plugin is incompatible depends on the MediaPortal subsystems the plugin uses.
All plugins that work for the 1.7.1 HotFix release, should also work with the this Release.

Upgrading Extensions:

The easiest way to upgrade your extensions is by launching the MediaPortal Extension Installer, and let it check for updated versions. However this only works for extensions that use our MPEI system. If the author of the extension releases it as a stand alone installer, you must contact them for an updated version.


General note about Upgrades

Manually stop TV-Service!

television-iconOn some systems our installer is not able to update the TV-Server installation because its files are locked or the service can not be stopped.
For upgrades to this Release we recommend that you manually stop the TV-Service and make sure, via Windows Task Manager (enable the "all users" option), that the TvService.exe process is really gone before starting to upgrade.

Custom TV-Service properties

If you manually changed the properties of the TV-Service (like restart on error options), then you must redo these changes after the upgrade. The installer is not able to save and restore your custom service properties when it installs the new version of the TV-Service.


Feedback

Bugs

If you think you found a bug then please post a detailed report in our Bug Reports Forum.

Make sure your report includes all the required information. Incomplete reports will be removed to keep the forum clean.


 Download

Finally - the download. We hope that you took the time to read this release news entirely because it includes vital information about the major changes.

  If you would like to support MediaPortal, we would be happy to receive a donation!

The Team wishes you a lot of fun with this new release!

.::. Download - MediaPortal 1.22 Release .::.

:: Post a Comment ::

MediaPortal 2.2.1 Release

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We are proud to present MediaPortal 2.2.1

After the release of MediaPortal 2.2 Final the team focussed on improving usability and extending functionalities besides fixing bugs.

MediaPortal 2.2.1 is a full-blown media center software that addresses the most common user requirements out of the box. Besides its TV and Radio services it is also offering a complete media management for movies, series and music, including posters, album and fan art as well as additional metadata (e.g. actor, director and much more) that are automatically downloaded from the internet. MediaPortal 2.2.1 also provides access to online video sources such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Integrated news, weather information and management for your digital images complete this software package.

As usual there is a long list of changes – you can find all details at the end of this news – major changes are:

TV

Extended subtitle support: All kinds of subtitles (DVB, Closed Captions, Teletext) can now be displayed. Individual settings allow users to customize which kind of subtitles they wish MediaPortal to support.
N.B.: When in window-mode, a remaining problem may lead to 'Teletext' subtitles being cut-off at the left and right side of the window.

Recording skin functionality: All recording functons in the different menus have been stream-lined. Recordings can now be scheduled from more places using the record button. Recording options have been expanded.

Previous programm: pressing "0" on the remote or keyboard will now switch back to the previously watched channel.

EPG:
'Single Channel' will now display the complete available guide.
Improved one-button navigation allows to quickly move 12 hrs (Next/Prev) or 24 hrs (Fwd/Rew).
Start and end of the MiniEPG channel list can now quickly be reached with either Home/End on a keyboard or Prev/Next on a remote.
Typing a channel number will highlight the respective channel in the EPG.

Extended TV card support:
TBS cards CI/CAM
DiSeqC motor delay
Digital Devices dynamic PMT
HD-PVR 2


HID Input Device Management

MediaPortal is now processing HID input. This allows the use of any Microsoft-compatible input device, be it remote, keyboard or gamepad. Generic Windows functions (including the standard MyTV, MyVideos, MyMusic, MyPictures) are pre-mapped to MediaPortal functions, therefore all devices should in principle work out of the box.

The plugin now not only allows to map any button or key on your input device to a MediaPortal function but you can also assign a MediaPortal or Configuration screen. This way you can for example assign special shortcuts to switch from one screen directly to another (e.g. to directly jump to TV from anywhere within MediaPortal).


System

Importer: Out-of-memory issues during large imports have been fixed.

Restart: A new option in the shutdown menu now allows an easy restart of MediaPortal
(needs to be enabled in settings first)

List navigation: Navigating in long lists has become easier. The following functionalities are now in place:
Up/Down         Move focus by one element. Scroll down/up if top/bottom list element has focus
Pg Up/Down    Display the previous/next screenful of list elements  ('Channel Up/Down' on remote)
Home/End       The first/last element of a list gets the focus  ('Prev/Next' on remote)

Mouse control: The sensitivity of the mouse has been reduced so that minor movements will not immediately take the focus away.

Settings section: The system response upon entering the settings section has been significanly improved. The new busy cursor gives a more modern touch to your skin.

Special key handling: All keys and combinations are now treated as such. So Ctrl-F7 is now a different key than Shft-F7 or F7 itself. Note that Shift-F10 is hard-coded to the MS Windows context menu function.


Extensions

MediaPortal 2.2.1's functionality can be further extended through the installation of additional plugins. The choice of extensions, while currently limited, is steadily growing. Discover what else is available in our Featured Plugins section. 

Trakt

A new Trakt plugin has been developed with better sync and watched flags management, completely compatible with the new User Management system, allowing different trakt accounts for different users. The development of the plugin has been moved out from the standard Mediaportal 2 development. This will ease development and bug fixes.
For details or manual, please refer to the related WIKI section.

Flag Mover

Flag mover is a new plugin developed for MediaPortal 2.2 and newer versions. You'll be able to backup user specific watched flags (JSON format) and to restore/transfer them into a new clean installation.

Moving from MP1 to MP2

Procedures to install MP2 in parallel to MP1 are described in the Wiki

For all those who would like to move from MP1 to MP2 and preserve their current media organisation, our forum member raffe has created a small tool that will extract information from your MP-TvSeries and MovingPictures databases and picture folders, The tool will leave all your original data untouched, create .nfo files for all your media and copy existing pictures from your MovingPictures and MP-TvSeries to your new MediaPortal 2 media folders. The .nfo files and pictures then allow a smooth and quick import of all your media info into MediaPortal 2. See thee respective forum thread for further details.


Full list of changes

You can review all changes by taking a look at changelog: MediaPortal 2.2.1
For known issues please check out our Jira and our Bug Reports Forum.



Installation, Upgrade, Download and Feedback

Installation

Download the zip archive and check the "Allow access" box in the context menu. Then extract the archive and execute the MP2 Setup file.The installer will automatically download any missing components and install them.

Windows 10 K and KN editions: You need to manually download and install the additional Microsoft Media feature pack first. This will add the Windows Media Player and related technologies that are required by MediaPortal 2.2 to work.
Wiki:  http://www.team-mediaportal.com/wiki/display/MediaPortal2/Installing+MediaPortal+2

Upgrade

MediaPortal 2.2.1 has a new media database structure that is not compatible with versions prior to MediaPortal 2.2 Pre Release. The installer will recognize an existing incompatible database and migrate the content to the new version. Please be aware that this might take a while depending on the amount of your media items. The data base migration progress is shown by an indicator in the client.

N.B.: If you upgrade from an earlier version than MediaPortal 2.1 the data base is incompatible and cannot be migrated. You will need to redo your server settings including the setup of media sources.

 

Feedback

Bugs

If you think you found a bug then please first check if it has not already been reported: the Bug Reports Forum contains all active user bug reports with their respective status. For new issues post a detailed report in our Bug Reports Forum. Make sure your report includes all the required information.

Appearance and functionality

We invite you to make suggestions for improvement with special focus on menu layout, menu content explanatory texts and translations. Please post your comments in a new thread in the General section.

Requests for missing/new features should be made in the Feature Request Forum. As for bugs we would appreciate if you first verified that your request has not already been raised before. Also if possible please make only one request per thread.

 

Download

We hope that you took the time to read this release news as it includes vital information about the major changes. Get your own copy of the new MediaPortal 2.2.1 by selecting the download link.

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The MP2 team wishes you a lot of fun with this new release!

.::. Download - MediaPortal 2.2.1 .::.

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

         

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