MediaPortal 2.1 Pre Release - Changelog

Full list of changes

We have literally fixed hundreds of things. Have a look at the details:

Media Management

  • Added new aspects (genre, transient, ) and overworked existing ones; added connections between the aspects
  • Importer settings allowing to specify online sources or usage of local information
  • A lot more media information and FanArts (albums, artists, series, directors, descriptions...)


  • Overworked "BlueVision" skin and "Win10" theme
  • Added slide menus for better navigation with remote or keyboard
  • Removed "Titanium" skin, added "Titanium Extended" theme for "BlueVision" skin
  • Improved header and menu texts and translations
  • Added new "WMC" skin
  • Home menu with WMC typical navigation
  • Home Menu Editor, that allows you to configure the Home Menu to your needs
  • Skin Settings, that allow to configure the visual appearance to your needs, e.g. switch between poster and banner in most views
  • Fixed: BV slide menu doesn't work with mouse
  • Fixed: WMC top menu not updating on items change (playback items remain visible)

Skin Engine

  • Added support for Text Trimming
  • Added support for Smooth Scrolling
  • Added virtual item indicators
  • Added IsRecording indicator
  • Support for Scroll Margins allowing to see the next scrollable media items as preview
  • MP2-532: Add RestoreFocus property to ItemsControls
  • MP2-521: Added support for MultiTrigger
  • MP2-517: Implement texture alignment in ImageSource
  • MP2-538: Allow trigger, if value equal null
  • MP2-541: Improved fanart allocation in skins
  • Fixed: Potential OOM exception when trying to load certain textures
  • Fixed: saved sorting not restored
  • Fixed: sorting of filter items not working
  • Fixed: Incorrect FanArt being shown on client
  • Fixed: Flag/icon for manually set media information not updated
  • Fixed: registration of routed events
  • Fixed: MP2-529 Exception when switching from maximised window to fullscreen
  • Fixed: trigger exit-action bug that prevented starting actions (e.g. animations on exit)

Media Library

  • Added (Partly-) Watched flags
  • Added Percentage Played indicators
  • Added quick "remote filters" inside all media views like in Moving Pictures, "starts with" and "contains" filters (number keys, (, *, #, §, Escape)
  • Hide "Series" and "Movies" from "Videos" section, also "Recordings"
  • Extended search screens to use fast attribute based search (instead of global approach)
  • Fixed: latest movies and recordings thumbnails not displayed on home screen
  • Fixed: downloading of episode thumbnails
  • Fixed: wrong local FanArt used
  • Fixed: MediaInfo returning decimal values for mkv duration
  • Fixed: Possible race condition in FanArt count
  • Fixed: Possible NRE in GetHashCode info helpers
  • Fixed: series metadata overwritten by incorrect online match
  • Fixed: language settings are ignored for Importer Language
  • Fixed: duplicate episode entries in TvDB library and naming issues in GUI
  • Fixed: missing Series attributes
  • Fixed: FanArt downloads not ending
  • Fixed: parsing incorrect year from some Imdb ids


  • Added support for Closed Captions in video players
  • Added MPC Subtitle engine allowing usage of external subtitles
  • Added support for Clickable Progress Bar in players
  • Rearranged some settings (removed "DvdPlayer" section and moved entries to generic "Video Player" part)
  • Added ComSkip support in VideoPlayer
  • Prepare rendering for multi-plane video player (for BD Player integration)


  • Improved navigation inside EpgGrid when moving up/down through programs
  • Added support for Argus and WMC recordings, they will be added to recordings section
  • Added group button to switch between channel groups
  • MP2-528: Added EPG time axis
  • Added IsRecording indicator for WMC and BV skin
  • Added support for zapping by channel index or logical number (configurable by user)
  • Fixed: NRE when stopping live TV (related to resume position and multi part playback)
  • Fixed: live TV subtitles not enumerated and always enabled
  • Fixed: crash on TV stop
  • Fixed: exception thrown when zapping
  • Fixed: ComSkip chapter reading
  • Fixed: DirectShow filter loading (TV, Recordings) on Win7
  • Fixed: TV / recording playback on Windows 7 systems
  • Fixed: subtitle settings not respected in TV player


  • Improved support for parsing SSDP headers


  • Added support for Amazon Prime
  • Improved integration of WebBrowserPlayer
  • Added support for (very) long URLs


  • Support upgrading from pre-MIA database (Spring '16 and earlier)
  • DokanY not requiring drive letter anymore
  • Upgraded Dokan 0.5.3 to version 1.0.0
  • Updated TV Service packages (fix PowerScheduler)
  • Improved importer memory usage
  • Updated translations
  • Installer improvements (stop services via IPC)
  • Fixed: updated OneTrueError (fix crash on lost network connection)
  • Fixed: exception when adding some UNC paths

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The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

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


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