Sorry, initially MSN (9.0) had internal addin architecture with API. Unfortunately (as I just quickly found out), they have removed support for addin API in official (non beta release), hence I pointed you to this lib, which is as I see actively supported.
I guess you should have an option to...
Correct, Windows Live Messenger to be exact. In the mini version, I should be able to receive messages from my contact, and reply to those. If possible also to start conversation.. To have the complete orgasm, the video chat functionality would help :)
I utlize msn everywhere I am, so the...
I think you have misconception what a server is. It's not a workstation, hence no purpose of installing MP Client or games on it. Server software is designated in a different way expecting designated machine which is running only this, and no user interfering with processes.
For TV shows I use tvrename.com - Automatically rename and organise your TV shows, and more. which automatically renames and moves newly arrived episodes to their destination.
For the movies.. Still searching for the perfect solution.
You can provide logs as per MediaPortal Forum - Announcements in Forum : General Support
It must be some plugin which forces MP to close. Try disabling extra plugins in configuration and you'll see which one gives you the problem.
Why do you need multiple instances? Wouldn't open database option from GUI be sufficient?
That way you can have independent databases per user, per series type etc..... I think this would be more efficient and easier to implement than multiple instances.
If it cannot find the movie, but you can find it on imdb, do following:
from the link: imdb.com/title/tt0091187/
take the tt0091187 part and use it as a string to search in mp. That should then find the needed movie.
I also suggest using MovingPictures plugin, which has built in much more...