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[News] - MediaPortal 2.1 Pre Release

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by HTPCSourcer, December 28, 2016.

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    Good news everyone! You will find the Pre Release version of MediaPortal 2.1 on our homepage now.

    The MP2 team has done a great job in fixing virtually hundreds of bugs and, most importantly, finishing the long-expected MIA Rework! We have now added all those functionalities that you had been asking for since ages.

    This Pre Release is provided as a way for the community to test and give feedback on all the new things we have added since the release of Spring '16. We are particularly interested in your feedback regarding functionality and design as well as menu layout and its content. Your feedback will be a valuable source for bug fixing and general improvement, which we plan to apply to the the final release!

    Highlights of this release
    Besides numerous bug fixes, we have included the following major improvements:

    • New WMC skin
      Coming from WMC, because not able to use it anymore with Windows 10, but looking for the same lean usability? The new WMC skin will offer the full look and feel, that you are used to and offer a lot of additional opportunities making it even better.

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    • New BlueVision skin themes
      The BlueVision skin has been revamped and new themes have been added: Windows10, Titanium Extended and Grey allow to adjust the look of MediaPortal to your personal preference.

      Windows10
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      Titanium Extended
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      Grey
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    • Completely reworked media management
      All kind of media (movie, series, audio, videos, etc.) will now be automatically scraped. Respective online information (descriptions, covers, posters, fanart, artists, etc.) is downloaded and added to the central database. Users can define which online sources to use and what kind of data to download. Local fanarts and descriptions are also supported.

    • Enhanced movie and series management
      Movies can now be shown filtered by collections (aka movie sets)
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      Now there is also an indicator for the watched percentage of movies and their collections as well as for series and seasons.
      Several new features have been added. You can now enjoy season FanArt and benefit from a broad variety of metadata to filter and sort on.
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    • TV
      TV engine now supports broadcasts with HEVC/H.265 video e.g. DVB-T2 HD in Germany
      Better TV audio support (more AAC formats supported and other reliabilty improvements

    • Online Videos
      Added support for DRM-protected content like Amazon Prime

    • Resource drive S:\ removed: Media resources are now mounted as folders instead of drives. No strange drive letters showing up in Explorer anymore.

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    Great job. Personally just waiting on trailers support to jump ship.

    @ltfearme - is this something you might be involved in? Any info on this.

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