Attached to this news you will find the download for MediaPortal 2.1.1
This service upgrade fixes several bugs and introduces some new features:
- Media Importer
We increased the speed and improved the stability of the importer process. We also removed OMDB from the list of online sources to choose from, as it is no longer free to use. A visual indicator has been added to each skin and theme to inform the user that an importer process is ongoing.
We added the possibility to manually schedule recordings: schedules can now be defined for any channel by simply setting start and end times/dates.
The recording indicator that is displayed on each menu screen while the system is recording a show is now visible in all skins and themes.
A new setup option now allows users to change the logo style of TV/Radio channels. Besides a new channel group button to swich groups, we also added configuration options to define if name, logo and number of each TV channel should be displayed in the EPG
- Video playback
A visual indicator will be shown when the playback is paused.
Fast forward/rewind now displays the speed of playback.
We replaced the weather provider WorldWeatherOnline by OpenWeatherMap. The Weather screen now displays a full seven days of weather forecast instead five.
- Settings menu
The settings menu section has been overworked and now displays its entries in a more logical order and structure.
MediaPortal 2.1.1'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.
Full list of changes
You can review all changes by taking a look at the changelog: MediaPortal 2.1.1
Installation, Upgrade, Download and Feedback
Extract the downloaded zip archive and simply run 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 2.1 to work.
MediaPortal 2.1 has a new media database structure that is not compatible with versions prior to MediaPortal 2.1 Pre Release. The installer will recognize an existing incompatible database and rename it before upgrading the system to the new version.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version than MediaPortal 2.1 you will need to redo your server settings including the setup of media sources. MediaPortal 2.1 will automatically scan each path and import online information as per your settings to allow using all the new features.
If you are upgrading from an already installed MediaPortal 2 version, all previously defined locations are incompatible with the new Weather provider of MediaPortal 2.1.1 and need to be deleted. To do so start the client application and immediately navigate to the respective setting entry at Settings | Plugins | Weather | Locations and delete all displayed locations.
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.
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 2.1.1 by selecting the download link.
If you would like to support MediaPortal, we would be happy to receive a small donation!
The MP2 team wishes you a lot of fun with this new release!