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    MediaPortal 2 Alpha 1 - Winter release!

    Time for another Alpha release of the next generation in HTPC software: MediaPortal 2!

    A lot has been done since the autumn release, so the path to Alpha 2 is nearly gone.

    Please be aware that this is still an Alpha release, meaning that it isn't either feature complete nor bug free, and therefor is not meant to be used on a productive system. Make sure that you read the instructions at the end of this news regarding installation, upgrade and extension compatibility.

    Summary of changes

    Here is a list of major changes since the MP2 Alpha 1 Autumn Release:
    • The internal player handling of MediaPortal 2 got extended to control an unlimited number of players, which allows us nice things like Video Backgrounds
    • Better input handling including support for key shortcuts (see Keyboard shortcuts)
    • Copy and paste support for Text Controls / Virtual Keyboard
    • Added UPnP compression support, which improves network performance
    • Reworked the Fanart handling both on server (extensible provider structure) and client (faster loading)
    • Multiple monitors are now supported correctly, MP2-Client can also run fullscreen on secondary screen
    • Integrated news plugin, using news ticker in home screen
    • Support for more power options. This will be used later for an advanced shutdown menu (WiP)
    • Support for reading metadata from video MP4-tags
    • Support for picture geo location (lookup country, state, city from GPS coordinates inside EXIF)
    • Several tweaks done to further improve performance
    • And last but not least: The new skin for MediaPortal 2 -Titanium!

    Additionally there are new plugins available, ready to be used with the current Winter Release:
    • Now it's possible to use MySQL instead of Microsoft SQLCE, resulting in much better performance and no size limit for database. The required plugin can be downloaded separately from: (MySQL database plugin)
    • Online Videos MP2 has been updated for Winter Release (OnlineVideos MP2)
    • (coming soon: Integrated TVE3.5 test build: Test builds for Native MP2 TV)
     
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    morpheus_xx

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    Enjoy the new release and give us feedback! So we can make MP2 even better in the next release :)
     

    hafblade

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    Omfg. I don't need a girlfriend anymore :p
    I'll try it! ;)

    Yeah: Unlimited players is really really cool. Didn't understand at all why 2 was "hardcoded" ;) Love you all!
     
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    GuiltyNL

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    And besides Spotify I can think of:

    - Twitter streamer during Live TV, which you can toggle. Fill out the hashtag of the current TV show and be able to see what people are twittering about it.
    - Google+ / Facebook integration, share what you are watching, listening, viewing. Share pictures and video's from your MediaPortal to Google+ or Facebook
    - Cloud Support, (auto)upload / backup your favorite music, pictures, videos, series, recordings etc to your cloud drive (e.g. Google Drive, Hi-Drive, Skydrive etc.)

    Maybe some of it is already planned, but just dropping the ideas here.
     
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    hafblade

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    Hehe I also downloaded the autumn build first, from the download section ^^

    I think the developers should first look on the standard functionality and later on the facebook (omfg) integration ^^ ;)
     

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