MediaPortal 2 Alpha 1 Autumn Release!

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  1. morpheus_xx
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    Team MediaPortal is proud to release yet another alpha build of the upcoming HTPC revolution - MediaPortal 2!



    A lot of work has been done since the summer release of MediaPortal 2. Here is a short collection of changes:

    New Plugins
    • News Plugin
    • Party Music Player
    • Utilities
    Skin improvements
    • New movie layout (Reflexion)
    • VideoBackground (Reflexion) (Check video below!)
    • Improved readability in content area (Reflexion)
    • New background (RisingSkin)
    • Style rework (RisingSkin)
    New features and improvements
    • Better series and movie lookup:
    • Reading metadata from nfo files
    • Support for movie collections
    • Different PiP strategies: user can select if the current video should be "parked" in PiP, or will stay the fullscreen player (old way)
    • MovieThumbnailer creates thumbnails for videos where windows shell method fail (based on ffmpeg)
    • Added password control to SkinEngine
    • Added render events and statistics renderer plugin (F10 to enable stats, F11 toggle render strategies)
    • Online lookups (series, movies, weather) don't block MP2 when no network connection is available
    • Videoplayer now support dvr-ms and wtv format
    • Extended and fixed Fanart service
    Further information & support
    If you are looking for further information please check out MediaPortal 2 wiki first. We are heavily working to improve it.
    If you don't find an answer there create a new thread in MediaPortal 2 forums.
    If you found a bug, please check Mantis & bug report forums first. If it has not been reported already, create a new thread.


    Requirements
    Before installing MediaPortal 2, you need to make sure all requirements are installed.

    Additional plugins
    FAQ
     
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  3. Terra

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    I will try it asap. Thanks for the great work :)
     
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    Are there any improvements concerning the TV part? I think the most users are mainly interested in the TV functionality in MP.
     
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    I've added a "FAQ" part to the first post and added the TV question...
     
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    Wow... ! Great progress. It is very usable now. Will def give this a try. If all is good enough maybe ill even keep it :D

    Great to see the progress in this release! awesome work. Congratulations you all with this release.
     
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    as alfa it work really great :)
     
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    Wow! Looks promising. Just now I watched a bit of TV on my Laptop using the MP2 client. Sweet! (y)
     
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    I also tried it, and liked what i saw. The PIP funktion is relay nice, even if the picture is a bit small (on my tv at least). Where can i change / add my remote control (mce-remote)?
    I also looked for the mp2-settings, but relized soon that all is now inside mp.. nice!
    Thanks for your efforts!
     
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    For (basic) remote support you require the IRSS to be installed. Then you have navigation and playback control via remote.

    We are currently working on the remote navigation features, so that soon direct acces to main parts will work (home, videos, pictures, music, livetv, epg...)

    So stay tuned for further developments :)
     
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    To bad.
    I cannot install this software on my WHS2011.
    The msi gives problems Immediately.

    It tells me to take contact with the vendor to check if it's a valid installer.
    I was hoping for the possibility to use the MP-server on my home server
    Gr. Roelee
     
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