I dare say it's the best for all of the reasons already pointed out, plus two more:
- its development is community-driven (frodo opened a thread just to decide where to head in beta 0.2),
- it's incredibly customizable.
So it's YOU who make mp what you need it to be. And it think it's GREAT.
Have to agree with MrMario... and add a few comments..
the main function of a HTPC front end is the TV module as this is the most complex with PVR features, tv guide, etc.. This is where I personaly have some issues with stability on MP. However, all this week I have tried most if not all alternatives and below are my comments in case some poeple are interested:
ShowShifter: ugly interface.. looks like something done for Windows 3.1! Basically does not seem to work with PVR 350
BeyondTV: interface clean but not all that user friendly. TV does not work
SageTV: same as above
Meedio: I was a fan of MyHTPC but then they took all the work of the community and started charging them!!! Dishonest. Very nice interface, TV is like in Alpha stage..
This is for the commercial software. I also tried the free progs, gbpvr, etc.. and could not get the TV thing to work 100%.
What I like about MP is that it is the only HTPC where I can actually load the TV guide in 5 seconds, it is correct, usableand looks good. None of the othert stuff I tried could handle the TV Guide thing (unless you were prepared to read zillion of posts on their forum)
MP is the BOMB!!! (just get the TV thing working 100% with no freezing, etc..)
No Tivo is not free. But any program like this is trying to copy what Tivo does cause they are the first. Tivo has a very active support base and so does MP which makes it the best FREE one and on it's way to being better then Tivo.
@CyberSimian As I have just posted in the MP2 subforum I will stay with MP1 for the time being. Many thanks for all your very informative and detailed responses. I will take your advice and monitor the Scheduled recordings list for the discrepancies you have described.
@CyberSimian As I have just posted in the MP2 subforum I will stay with MP1 for the time being. Many thanks for all your very...
I am in Australia. My problem is with recorded tv programs. Most times the program title and info are correct but quite often the...
That was it! :)
I had to set it to "Maintain display scaling". I think it was set to "Maintain Aspect Ratio", which added black bars to MediaPortal when playing videos that didn't conform to a strict 16:9 ratio, I suppose.
Thanks to everyone for the patience and help, I can finally enjoy videos fully.
That was it! :)
I had to set it to "Maintain display scaling". I think it was set to "Maintain Aspect Ratio", which added black...
I'm running MePo in 1080p to my 4K TV (because my Intel NUC HTPC ain't powerful enough to run in 4K) and for some videos, I see...
You need to use "TV Server Config". On the "TV Channels" panel, you will find that there are two entries for "Quest" -- the old one and the new one. Simply delete the old one. When this happens in the future, you can select a channel and click the "Preview" button on the panel. If the channel is working, a small preview screen appears...
You need to use "TV Server Config". On the "TV Channels" panel, you will find that there are two entries for "Quest" -- the old one...
Help Please, I have a couple of issues.
Query 1: Regarding the Quest channel:
Last week, I set it to record a program and it...