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Overview

The in-built PowerScheduler takes care of all power operations for your MediaPortal computer, e.g. wakes up the system when a recording is due and puts it in a power-saving state (S3 or S4) after the recording is finished.

Introduction

Note: As of v 1.5.0, the PowerScheduler++ extension replaces the previous PowerScheduler plugin and is installed with MediaPortal.

PowerScheduler is a process plugin, which means it does not have an interface within MediaPortal, but works as a process behind the scenes. 

PowerScheduler consists of two different plugins:

  • a server plugin for the TV Server
  • a client plugin for each MediaPortal client

PowerScheduler can be used in all MediaPortal configurations

  • Single-seat (MediaPortal client and TV-Server on the same machine)
  • Client only
  • TV-Server only

Combinations of the above are supported, e.g. a single-seat system with remote clients

If you have a local TV-Server installed on your system (single-seat), the main configuration is done in the Server plugin and the Client plugin uses most of those settings, so it requires little configuration. 

If you have no TV-Server installed on your system (standalone client) you have to configure all settings in the client configuration.

Features

PowerScheduler wakes up your system for various configurable events

  • Scheduled recordings (Radio or TV)
  • Grabbing EPG
  • Scheduled reboot

PowerScheduler prevents your system from going to a power-saving state (standby) while

  • User is active
  • Playing media (Music, Video, Radio, TV, …)
  • Watching pictures or slideshows
  • Recording Radio or TV
  • Grabbing EPG (optional)
  • Network activity, active network shares (optional)
  • Running processes (optional)

When the system is idle, i.e. all these activities have finished, PowerScheduler can send your HTPC to standby.

   

 

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