This tutorial explains the installation procedure of MediaPortal 2 step by step.
The provided installer for MediaPortal 2 can install both Client and Server. The setup process is quite simple.
When you execute the "MP2-Setup.exe" the first thing you will see is:
1.1 Download the software requirements
Just click on "Install" and the wizard starts downloading and installing all needed software. When finished the:
1.2 Welcome Screen
will appear. Click on "Next" shows the:
1.3 License Agreement
You need to accept the terms before you can continue to the
1.4 Install type selection
where you can choose what components you want to install:
- On a "single seat" (all-in-one) system you install both MediaPortal 2-Client and MediaPortal 2-Server. This is the simplest setup.
- If you have multiple computers you have to install the Server component only on one computer.
- You always can install as many clients as you want.
If you are not sure which "type" of Setup you need you may have a look at Network Configurations. You can see, the number of clients may vary but there always is exact one server.
If you would like to change installation paths, please read Custom Installation.
Note: The MP2-ServiceMonitor is being installed, independently from what you choose here, so you can track the MediaPortal 2-Server's status from each PC in the network.
After you have made the decision what you want to install (the only needed decision during installation, not too hard, isn't it?) you will see the:
1.5 Confirmation Dialogue
When clicking on Install your MediaPortal 2 Installation finally starts and the:
1.6 Installation progress
is displaying what is going on in the background. As soon as the installation is finished a:
1.7 Installation Completed
pops up. Now only one step is left, the clean up of temporal things. This will be fired up with a click on "Finish" and the last screen is shown:
1.10 What's Next
When done, you'll find MediaPortal 2 links in the start menu
and on your desktop:
Also two new items are added to your system tray area
The orange MP2-TrayLauncher icon will only be displayed if a client is installed on the system. It allows to start MediaPortal 2 by pressing the "Green Button" on a MCE-compatible remote.
The second item displays the MP2 Server status. A green/red status signals that the server service is running/stopped, The icon will turn to gray when one or more clients are connected to the server.
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