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MediaPortal 2 can detect your media items and import them into its own data base. The importer will automatically recognize media items by their file and folder names. It is recommended to prepare media items well to ensure that everything is perfectly recognized.



We strongly recommend to prepare all media items with external tools prior importing to MediaPortal 2 with deactivated online sources.

  • The import process is multiple times faster and reliabble
  • Metadata and fanarts can be easily fixed or modified
  • Metadata and fanarts are organized and kept independently from MediaPortal and could be in parallel used by non-windows based applications as KODI. Additionally the data are not lost in case the MediaPortal 2 data base is removed or corrupted.