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    MediaPortal 2.1 Pre Release!

    After a long time of waiting we proudly present the latest version of MediaPortal 2. See the release news for some pictures and download.


    Full list of changes

    We have literally fixed hundreds of things. Have a look at the details:


    Media Management
    • Added new aspects (genre, transient, ) and overworked existing ones; added connections between the aspects
    • Importer settings allowing to specify online sources or usage of local information
    • A lot more media information and FanArts (albums, artists, series, directs, descriptions...)
    Skins
    • Overworked "BlueVision" skin and "Win10" theme
    • Added slide menus for better navigation with remote or keyboard
    • Removed "Titanium" skin, added "Titanium Extended" theme for "BlueVision" skin
    • Improved header and menu texts and translations
    • Added new "WMC" skin
    • Home menu with WMC typical navigation
    • Home Menu Editor, that allows you to configure the Home Menu to your needs
    • Skin Settings, that allow to configure the visual appearance to your needs, e.g. switch between poster and banner in most views
    • Fixed: BV slide menu doesn't work with mouse
    • Fixed: WMC top menu not updating on items change (playback items remain visible)
    Skin Engine
    • Added support for Text Trimming
    • Added support for Smooth Scrolling
    • Added virtual item indicators
    • Added IsRecording indicator
    • Support for Scroll Margins allowing to see the next scrollable media items as preview
    • MP2-532: Add RestoreFocus property to ItemsControls
    • MP2-521: Added support for MultiTrigger
    • MP2-517: Implement texture alignment in ImageSource
    • MP2-538: Allow trigger, if value equal null
    • MP2-541: Improved fanart allocation in skins
    • Fixed: Potential OOM exception when trying to load certain textures
    • Fixed: saved sorting not restored
    • Fixed: sorting of filter items not working
    • Fixed: Incorrect FanArt being shown on client
    • Fixed: Flag/icon for manually set media information not updated
    • Fixed: registration of routed events
    • Fixed: MP2-529 Exception when switching from maximised window to fullscreen
    • Fixed: trigger exit-action bug that prevented starting actions (e.g. animations on exit)
    Media Library
    • Added (Partly-) Watched flags
    • Added Percentage Played indicators
    • Added quick "remote filters" inside all media views like in Moving Pictures, "starts with" and "contains" filters (number keys, (, *, #, §, Escape)
    • Hide "Series" and "Movies" from "Videos" section, also "Recordings"
    • Extended search screens to use fast attribute based search (instead of global approach)
    • Fixed: latest movies and recordings thumbnails not displayed on home screen
    • Fixed: downloading of episode thumbnails
    • Fixed: wrong local FanArt used
    • Fixed: MediaInfo returning decimal values for mkv duration
    • Fixed: Possible race condition in FanArt count
    • Fixed: Possible NRE in GetHashCode info helpers
    • Fixed: series metadata overwritten by incorrect online match
    • Fixed: language settings are ignored for Importer Language
    • Fixed: duplicate episode entries in TvDB library and naming issues in GUI
    • Fixed: missing Series attributes
    • Fixed: FanArt downloads not ending
    • Fixed: parsing incorrect year from some Imdb ids
    Players
    • Added support for Closed Captions in video players
    • Added MPC Subtitle engine allowing usage of external subtitles
    • Added support for Clickable Progress Bar in players
    • Rearranged some settings (removed "DvdPlayer" section and moved entries to generic "Video Player" part)
    • Added ComSkip support in VideoPlayer
    • Prepare rendering for multi-plane video player (for BD Player integration)
    TV
    • Improved navigation inside EpgGrid when moving up/down through programs
    • Added support for Argus and WMC recordings, they will be added to recordings section
    • Added group button to switch between channel groups
    • MP2-528: Added EPG time axis
    • Added IsRecording indicator for WMC and BV skin
    • Added support for zapping by channel index or logical number (configurable by user)
    • Fixed: NRE when stopping live TV (related to resume position and multi part playback)
    • Fixed: live TV subtitles not enumerated and always enabled
    • Fixed: crash on TV stop
    • Fixed: exception thrown when zapping
    • Fixed: ComSkip chapter reading
    • Fixed: DirectShow filter loading (TV, Recordings) on Win7
    • Fixed: TV / recording playback on Windows 7 systems
    • Fixed: subtitle settings not respected in TV player
    UPnP
    • Improved support for parsing SSDP headers
    OnlineVideos
    • Added support for Amazon Prime
    • Improved integration of WebBrowserPlayer
    • Added support for (very) long URLs
    System
    • Support upgrading from pre-MIA database (Spring '16 and earlier)
    • DokanY not requiring drive letter anymore
    • Upgraded Dokan 0.5.3 to version 1.0.0
    • Updated TV Service packages (fix PowerScheduler)
    • Improved importer memory usage
    • Updated translations
    • Installer improvements (stop services via IPC)
    • Fixed: updated OneTrueError (fix crash on lost network connection)
    • Fixed: exception when adding some UNC paths
     

    BlueMax1916

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    Hi HTPCSourcer,

    thank you for the information. Just a heads up. With MediaPortal 2 Weekly from 29-Aug-20016 installed the installation of MP 2.1 Pre does not work. It detects a newer version. MP2 needs to be deinstalled completely for the MP 2.1 Pre installer to work. As I use a weekly build I do not regard this as a bug.


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    Blue Max
     

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    With MediaPortal 2 Weekly from 29-Aug-20016 installed the installation of MP 2.1 Pre does not work. It detects a newer version. MP2 needs to be deinstalled completely for the MP 2.1 Pre installer to work.
    That's correct. These weekly snapshots cannot be upgraded. I've added a respective comment to the release news.
     

    BlueMax1916

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    The good thing is I deinstalled MP2 and it did not deinstall the configuration files. The installer from MP 2.1 took over the configuration files except - as expected - the media database. My TV server configuration was unchanged and ready to run.

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    Blue Max
     

    ge2301

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    Btw. the import can take quite some time according to the amount and type of media.
    If everything is scrapped from online sources (all activated in settings), all aspects are selected (artist, actor, director, ...) a huge amount of data need to be downloaded! I'm working on some diagrams to give users a clue which time they would need to expect, but for this I need some inputs at first.
     

    Callumgw

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    Hi guys,
    I'm a long time MP1 user, and for wife and kids I need a stable solution..... is MP2.1 going to be ready to replace MP1 ? if not how long?
    Thanks
    C
     

    HTPCSourcer

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    Hello @Callumgw ,

    MediaPortal 2.1 is not a replacement for MP1 but an own independent product.

    If you and your family are happy with what you currently have, there is no need to change a running system. If on the other hand you are eaten by curiosity, give MediaPortal 2.1 a try.
     

    Callumgw

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    Oh... I remember the posts many years back saying that MP2 was the next gen of MP, designed to replace MP1 with a more modern concept. It also said MP1 would be 'maintain' but there would be no major feature additions and that 'when MP2 was ready' MP1 would be turned off. So I must have missed the changed in objective somewhere.
    So assuming it's 'ready' I should give it a test run.
    Thanks.
    C
     

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    "Many years back" is, well, quite some time... ;)

    But I don't think we ever said that MP1 would be turned off. :)
     
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