It's been over a year since I last tried MPExtended and in that time it has become an elegant solution to streaming media to non-Windows based devices. This solution is not only for your home network, with the right ports open on your router you can send live TV, music and video to any internet connected device.
What is MPExtended?
MPExtended is a stand alone service that interacts with both the MediaPortal's TV-Server and a MediaPortal Client database. It handles streaming of live tv, music and video to connected clients such as the WebMP Server, aMPdroid, MetroPortal, MPTVClient.
What is WebMP?
WebMP is service that runs alongside MPExtended. It acts a web-portal allowing any device with a compatible web browser to download or stream music, video and live TV.
What devices are currently supported?
Any device with a web browser can connect to WebMP.
Android devices running the aMPdroid app.
Windows smartphones running the MPTVClient app
Windows smartphones running the MetroPortal app (Streaming not supported yet)
How much does all this cost?
Just like MediaPortal it's free! (excluding the blood, sweat and tears of our development team). The only cost involved is the hardware and any data charges from streaming outside your home network.
How do I setup MPExtended & WebMP?
Now that both programs have matured setup is a breeze. Most of the setup is handled automatically. Head over to the forum thread where I quickly run through setup and installation of MPExtended and WebMP.
What else is on the horizon?
I am quite excited about the upcoming Eve client app for the iPad. Eve uses the MPExtended Service and WifiRemote plugin to navigate/stream media from your server and control any MediaPortal clients. Have a look at the promotional video showing the unreleased development version. The developers tell us that they should be able to port Eve to android tablets as well. All I can saw is WOW, the future looks great!