This thread was incorrectly marked as solved. It was never solved and remains a huge usability problem with Mediaportal. Every time I do a Mediaportal update I need to search for this thread and hack the system in order to get it working again.
One solution would be: get one or more grabbers...
Choice is NOT good. The userbase of mediaportal should not be restricted to people willing to post in forums and hack their systems in order to get software working. Anything exposed to users in the normal process of usage should work. Adding non-working choices seriously harms the software...
I am on 1.23.
I got my setup working using TI_MDB (manual download from github) but I could set up another system for testing in a few days. However there is only any point in testing or improving the best one, which as far as I can tell is TI_MDB, as the rest should be deleted. No need to...
IMDB_MP117x does not work.
TI_MDB works, but it isnt included in the scripts available online (downloaded via mediaportal configuration). It can be downloaded from github (link) and copied in manually.
TMDB.csscript (link) doesn't contain any reference to the setting you mention.
At the moment...
Mediaportal 1.23 with grabbers updated via Mediaportal Configuration has several problems:
1. There are 3 IMDB EN grabbers (one called "IMDB with AKA" and two with version numbers) when there should be 1.
2. None of the these IMDB grabbers retrieve the Plot successfully (all return "unknown")...
I don't believe this is solved. MP1.23 contains three EN IMDB grabbers and all of them result in Plot = "unknown". Solved would be that the latest MP1.23 or latest online grabbers only have one EN IMDB grabber and it gets all the data correctly.
To the extent that there is a solution outside of...
MP 1 has excellent browsing by folders. Browse on one side of the screen, with info about the currently selected content on the other.
Browsing audio has a similar structure.
This is an absolute requirement for a many users.
Tags cannot substitute for folders because: 1. Tags can't express a...
OK looks like MP2 will not work for me then.
I am not against tagging for display of information; that's very important and something I will use Media Buddy to help with. But I don't want to browse based on tags, but by a folder structure.
In MP1 you can browse specified movie folders on one side of the screen, and the info comes up on the other side about any currently selected film.
Great I will try Media Buddy.
I very much prefer folder organization to tagging. And this would interfere with folder organization.
I have my media (music, video) organized in a folder hierarchy and want to browse that way, similarly to mediaportal 1. Does Mediaportal 2 have that now?
I always find that on a new installation tagging movies takes ages. So I should update my master collection of files so the imdb tags are...
5 years late to this thread. But this is still a good idea. And now the technology is surely there now, with UWP recently adding .Net Standard 2.0 support (i.e. almost all the functionality of the .Net Framework).
MediaPortal can develop into separate UWP apps: TV, Video, Music, Photos. Users...
Films: no problem
TV: No problem with DVB-T can cope with DVB-T2.
Slowness when returning to computer: I set it to restart every week just in case that helped. I have not done any thorough testing. This week I came back to it after not using it for a month (living somewhere else). It was...
Anyone using the DN2820FYK(H)?
I'm finding it is just powerful enough for mediaportal and I use it on high GPU settings in power options.
My problem is that when I return to the computer after a few hours, it is very slow for about 30s. Afterwards speed returns to normal.
Is anyone getting fast channel changes with mediaportal, comparable to what you expect from a TV?
Is slow channel switching an issue that is fixable by upgrading hardware or changing software settings? Or is an architectural problem, i.e. does mediaportal go about this in a different way from...
Thanks, so windows-initiated screen offs cause problems with mediaportal? Can they be disabled while mediaportal is running?
I am not using hdmi for audio, but clearly the screen off is causing problems.
MediaPortal Version: 1.2.1
MediaPortal Skin: Fidelity
Windows Version: Vista x86
Video Card: onboard AMD 780G
TV - HTPC Connection: hdmi
Told the computer from mediaportal to play some music.
15 minutes later, power saving turns the screen off.
Shortly after, about 1 minute, the audio...
Also getting this problem. Lowest volume setting is too low on Vista.
MP should really have internal volume calculations. Surely it is just muliplying one number by another? The OS doesn't need to know what volume control setting the MP application has internally. Presumably now it works by...
I haven't tried WMC on Windows 7. When I last tried it on Windows Vista, it was missing many of the features that I would consider basic:
Playing music - didn't have gapless playback, didn't browse by folder
Playing movies - hard to get mkv to work with dxva and subtitles, I think I didn't...
You need this for video but not for displaying the user interface or photos surely? You don't need to constantly tell the OS when something has stayed the same. (Of course the OS/videocard will repeat itself when it talks to a standard display.)
I think XBMC has some fundamental problems with the GUI architecture.
From their FAQ:
"Why does XBMC use x% CPU usage while sitting idle?
XBMC was originally written for the XBox game console, which is a single-threaded system (not a multi-tasking OS like Windows). As such, it was written...
Nothing deep here, just reporting that I've installed Mediaportal 1.1.3 (& SAF 5.0), and it was very easy, no problems noticed, and it looks great with the 3rd party Fidelity skin.
Family finds the system intuitive. I wrote instructions for them but they mainly had to do with how to turn the...