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I've been searching for a media server for my home entertainment system for a couple of years. I have changed server software on and off trying different software packages.
Plex has been my last and most recent choice, but I used Jellyfin before that, and Emby before that.
One thing that all have in common that makes me uncomforable is, they all require an internet connection to run.
My home system consistes of a laptop as media server host connected to the rest by both, WiFi and LAN. My TV is a Smart-TV LG oled. My audio/video is a Pioneer AVR.
My media are on a 12TB NAS plugged into the laptop. The laptop.
My question is: does MEdiaPortal, too, require an internet connection to function? I have DLNA servers that are not as sophisticated or elaborate as Plex and the others, but they do not require an internet connection.


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  • January 11, 2014
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    Media Portal 2 doesn’t require an internet connection, but of course some functions as news, weather and online import of meta data will not work. But also offline imports are possible, if the data are prepared.

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