MediaPortal 2.3.2 Release
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:
Settings AppearanceThe setting appearance of MediaPortal 2 is significantly improved. All setting screens without content consist of tiles instead of lists now.
- 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
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.
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.
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 2.3.2 by selecting the download link.
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!