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.
VLC has a browser add-on that allows you to start a video selected in your browser in VLC, you then can use its record button. Doesn't always work though, my guess is it won't on protected vids but it is the only thing I have found other than the excellent download capability of Online Videos when available.
VLC has a browser add-on that allows you to start a video selected in your browser in VLC, you then can use its record button...
so really looking for an open source program that will record streams on the computer. not really found one that works well yet...
Ok, have a good vacation in Egypt :) Me might have to tell @high to turn off the automated flag for privacy reasons. Also everybody could see I was in netherlands. I think the flag should be related to the country entered and shown ;)
Ok, have a good vacation in Egypt :) Me might have to tell @high to turn off the automated flag for privacy reasons. Also everybody...
Hi, Everyone in MP land.
A few days ago, I was quietly thinking how reliable my MP2 HTPC has been over the last 18months.
The checkbox mentioned is unchecked. I found a solution. I had selected the AV HDMI device as the audio renderer in the MP Config. I switched to DirectSound and the issue disappeared, along with a problem with DTS passthrough. Some issue with WASAPI apparently.
The checkbox mentioned is unchecked. I found a solution. I had selected the AV HDMI device as the audio renderer in the MP...
I've been using MP for many years in the living room with a big screen TV, and a 5.1 powered speaker system via analog audio...