MediaPortal 1.27 Release

We have just released MediaPortal 1.27

Highlights of this release 

Bugfixes:

  • [MP1-5050] - GUIHome should not be copied next to the mediaportal executable
  • [MP1-5051] - Music Playback fails with ReplayGain enabled and no ReplayGain Information in song
  • [MP1-5053] - TV framerate is not parsed from tsbuffer
Since Pre-Release :
  • [MP1-5053] - TV framerate is not parsed from tsbuffer
  • [MP1-5055] - MediaInfo crash on old CPU
  • [MP1-5056] - Ability to quickly search in lists not only in English (Latin)

New:

Improvement / Rework:

  • [MP1-5043] - Upgrade Solution to Visual Studio 2019
  • [MP1-5044] - Upgrade NSIS to actual Version
  • [MP1-5048] - Give the TimeShift delay information
  • [MP1-5049] - Add MusicBrainz fields in Music database
  • [MP1-5052] - Increase classic splash screen size
  • DVB-T2 Czech Republic tuning details update
  • Updated DTT frequencies for Ireland
  • Update DefaultWideHD skin
Since Pre-Release :
  • [MP1-4908] - Fix for source directory with spaces
  • [MP1-5049] - Add MusicBrainz fields in Music database
  • Updated Salzburg AG tuning (20.Oct.2020)
Along with the above items we kept consolidating our software.

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 Release by using the link below:
Changelog: MediaPortal 1.27 Pre Release
Changelog: MediaPortal 1.27 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.

Microsoft SQL Server

MS SQLIf you plan to use MSSQL server for TV it is necessary to install it yourself before installing Mediaportal with TV Server. Instructions for previous versions are on the wiki, note that new versions were not checked for 100% compatibility.

For Windows XP, Vista - MSSQL 2005 - SQL Server 2005

For Windows 7 or later - MSSQL 2008 - SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

For Windows 7 or later - MSSQL versions above 2008, there's no official documentation from Mediaportal but you can install and configure it based on the articles above, google or documentation from Microsoft. Compatibility has not been tested.

Upgrade

update-iconUpgrading from MP 1.2.0 Beta or later to 1.27 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 1.27 Release .::.

MediaPortal 2.3.2 Release

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We are proud to present MediaPortal 2.3.2

MediaPortal 2.3.2 is a full-blown media center software that addresses the most common user requirements out of the box. Aside from its support for Live TV and Radio, it offers a complete media server for music, movies, and TV shows. Info is automatically downloaded from various sources to provide posters, fanart, album art, and various additional metadata, such as cast, staff, and more. MediaPortal 2.3.2 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.

MediaPortal 2.3.2 is mainly a bugfix release. Please read the instructions under 'Upgrade' in the bottom of this news. The changes are:

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Settings Appearance

The setting appearance of MediaPortal 2 is significantly improved. All setting screens without content consist of tiles instead of lists now.
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Bug-Fixes

  • Only one media item shown, when superiour filter view (Season, CD) had only one item
  • DvbSubtitles crash application in 64 bit mode

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 2.3.2
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 to work.
Wiki:  http://www.team-mediaportal.com/wiki/display/MediaPortal2/Installing+MediaPortal+2

Upgrade

We strongly recommend to first uninstall previous versions of MediaPortal 2 before installing MediaPortal 2.3.2, this is also the case when upgrading from MediaPortal 2.3 to MediaPortal 2.3.2.
We are working on an improved installer for future releases, that is more user friendly and working stable in all conditions.

N.B.: If you upgrade from an earlier version than MediaPortal 2.1 the database 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 2.3.2 by selecting the download link.

thumb Donate MP2 151f1  If you would like to support MediaPortal, we would be happy to receive a small donation!

The MediaPortal 2 team wishes you a a Merry Christmas and a lot of fun with this new release!

.::. Download - MediaPortal 2.3.2 .::.

 
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MediaPortal 2.3.1 Release

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  • 326532 FullscreenAudioOSD fcd00
  • 326535 FullscreenVideoOSD b62d3
  • 326533 Home TV 5d758
  • 326537 Series banner ea365
  • Nereus Home Movie 2

  • Nereus Fullscreen Audio OSD

  • Nereus Fullscreen Video OSD

  • Nereus Home TV

  • Nereus Series Banner

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We are proud to present MediaPortal 2.3.1

MediaPortal 2.3.1 is a full-blown media center software that addresses the most common user requirements out of the box. Aside from its support for Live TV and Radio, it offers a complete media server for music, movies, and TV shows. Info is automatically downloaded from various sources to provide posters, fanart, album art, and various additional metadata, such as cast, staff, and more. MediaPortal 2.3.1 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.

MediaPortal 2.3.1 is mainly a bugfix release. Please read the instructions under 'Upgrade' in the bottom of this news. There is a list of changes – you can find all details in the end of this news – major changes are:

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Skin Settings

  • Background FanArt visibility setting to define the opacity of the overlayed content
  • Setting to activate loop scrolling in most menus and lists (gapless jump from last to first item and vice versa)
  • Setting to decide between manual scroll viewers and auto scrolling with opportunity to define scroll delay and speed

New Feature

Filter views as seasons, albums, disks, … are automatically skipped now, when they contain only one item, mean e.g. selecting a series with only one season brings you directly to the episode view.


Bug-Fixes

  • Fixes to installation packages (e.g. DX9 package not necessary anymore)
  • Issue with unordered and duplicated media items with deactivated user management
  • Fixed wrong focus setting for higher channel indexes when opening MiniEPG
  • Improved handling of getting default user which could deadlock the client during shutdown
  • Show only channel name in details of MiniEPG, if no logo existing
  • TV: Hide wrong program progress bar, if no program information are available
  • OSD Record menu empty, if no EPG data available
  • Nereus: Fix for Nereus not updating home content when returning to home
  • Nereus: Non-functional SMS style imput in media screen
  • Nereus: Scheduled recordings are not shown in extended schedule screen
  • Nereus: Program actions dialog not working properly in FullEPG


Extensions

MediaPortal 2.3'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.

WebRadio

The Webradio plugin was overworked for 64 Bit compatibility and also supports HomeContent for Nereus skin now


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 2.3.1
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 to work.
Wiki:  http://www.team-mediaportal.com/wiki/display/MediaPortal2/Installing+MediaPortal+2

Upgrade

We strongly recommend to first uninstall previous versions of MediaPortal 2 before installing MediaPortal 2.3.1, this is also the case when upgrading from MediaPortal 2.3 to MediaPortal 2.3.1.
We are working on an improved installer for future releases, that is more user friendly and working stable in all conditions.

N.B.: If you upgrade from an earlier version than MediaPortal 2.1 the database 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 2.3.1 by selecting the download link.

thumb Donate MP2 151f1  If you would like to support MediaPortal, we would be happy to receive a small donation!

The MediaPortal 2 team wishes you a a Merry Christmas and a lot of fun with this new release!

.::. Download - MediaPortal 2.3.1 .::.

 
:: Post a Comment ::

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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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