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    MPExtended Service 0.6.0 Beta
    MPExtended
    is a project that aims at providing access to MediaPortal from all over the world. The MPExtended Service is our core component, which provides the data retrieval and streaming functions for all clients. You will need this to use one of the clients, such as aMPdroid and WebMediaPortal.

    The 0.6.0 Beta Release is a big version jump from the 0.5 line. We wanted to add a lot more features into the 0.6 release (e.g. multi-user support) but unfortunately time got in our way. Oxan, who has done most of the work on MPExtended, has been very busy lately. Since MPExtended 0.6 is needed for the MediaPortal iViewer project and the upcoming 2.0 version of aMPdroid, we now release the current version as is. It is not as well tested as previous releases but it has been running very good on the some of our systems for a long time.


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    [coming soon]

    Upgrading
    Upgrading from any 0.5 version to the latest version in the 0.6 series (e.g. from 0.5.0 to 0.5.4) should be possible without any problems. It is not advised (or tested) to update your existing 0.4.3 installation to this version.

    If you have any problems during the upgrade, you should uninstall MPExtended, delete C:\ProgramData\MPExtended and perform the installation again. The upgrading of configuration files and cache data from 0.4.3 is complex and might cause problems during the upgrade in edge cases.

    Changelog

    0.6.0, 19 April 2014
    • Lots of bugfixes
    • Improved Media plugins
    • Improved Streaming, Updated VLC and FFMPEG, FFMPEG HLS support
    • ScraperService (small plugins for managing your server with MPExtended)
    • Many important under-the-hood changes to prepare upcoming features

    Changelog of older versions is available in the spoiler below.
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    0.5.4, 14 July 2013:
    • Add streaming profiles for Windows Phone 8 app by jwe
    • New translations for Czech and Catalan, updated translations for French, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian and Slovak. As usual, a sincere thanks to the translators!
    • Fix crash when image cache isn't writable
    • Fix crash in configurator on activity tab
    • Fix crash in configurator when there are duplicate accounts (and disallow creating them)
    • Fix crash when external IP couldn't be determined
    • Fix canceling timeshiftings (also fixes problems with WebMP not stopping a timeshifting)
    • Fix image extraction from files on network drives (fixes recording thumbnails not working)
    • Fix reinstallation in a different directory
    • Reload MediaInfo when the source file changes
    • MP-TVSeries: Fix searching for an episode
    • MP-TVSeries: Fix handling of old, deleted or empty shows and seasons
    • MP-TVSeries: Fix episode counting
    • MP-TVSeries: Fix reading fanart and honor preferred artwork
    • MP-TVSeries: Correctly handle mulitiple episodes in a single fille
    • MovingPictures: Fix compatability with old databases
    • PowerScheduler: Don't prevent shutdown when service is not running
    • Add a watched information to our API
    • Add filter support on boolean values to the API
    • Improve ordering of search results when an alternate title matches
    • Log all configurator crashes
    • Improved error handling when an SQL query fails

    0.5.3, 3 February 2013:
    • Fix crash when there are channels with special characters in their name
    • Fix MediaPortal problems because MyFilms.xml was open
    • Improve stability by logging instead of crashing when background tasks fail
    • Fix external IP detection (whatismyip.com stopped their service)
    • Fix recording thumbnails on Windows XP
    • Fix error from configurator during upgrade
    • Fix MP Videos compatiblity with MediaPortal 1.2
    • Improve performance for loading playlist items
    • Show confirmation message when cache has been cleared
    • Fix outdated artwork
    • Close artwork files after usage
    • Update French, Slovak and Swedish translations, thanks!
    • Add Indonesian translation, thanks!

    0.5.2, 9 January 2013:
    • Fix start/stop button in configurator on Windows XP and Windows 8
    • Fix empty tabs in configurator
    • Fix configurator crash when barcode is refreshed too fast
    • Fix configurator crash when invalid port number is entered for WebMediaPortal
    • Fix configurator crash when cleaning cache
    • Fix configurator crash when external IP cannot be loaded
    • Fix MediaPortal crash during exit when MPExtended is reading its configuration file
    • Fix crash when rescanning for databases in MAS when a client connects
    • Fix crashes and exceptions due to inconsistent databases
    • Fix crash when files are on an network drive with unresolvable host name
    • Fix MyFilms support
    • Fix empty movies with MP-Videos
    • Fix artwork loading with MP-TVSeries
    • Fix movie ratings in when regional and language settings use a comma as decimal seperator
    • Fix tracks without artist in MP-Music
    • Fix Trakt synchronization of watched episodes
    • Fix Trakt and follw.it synchronization when MediaPortal is not installed
    • Fix crash when Trakt or follw.it is down
    • Fix too strict permissions on ProgramData folder
    • Fix text on start/stop button during service start
    • Also export backed-up log files
    • Correctly show release date in update checker
    • Update Slovenian translation
    • Fix stills from files with non-square pixels (skewed aspect ratio in recording previews)
    • Fix ordering of latest recordings in aMPdroid
    • Send correct MIME-type for cached images
    • Allow DoStream() and GetMediaItem() usage by everyone when authentication is disabled
    • Add director and writers support to MP-Videos plugin

    0.5.1, 3 December 2012:
    • Fix crash when TV channels have a forward slash in their name
    • Fix crash when artwork doesn't have an extension
    • Fix failure to start when TvService is disabled
    • Support channel logos in gif format
    • Don't stop when MediaPortal is upgraded
    • Fix crash when MediaPortal.xml file becomes unavailable
    • Fix overwriting of manually changed configuration files
    • Fix overwriting of Trakt and follw.it configuration (you might need to reconfigure your account if you had problems)
    • Fix duplication of English in language selection list
    • Fix minor layout issues in the configurator
    • Fix crash when cleaning cache in configurator
    • Fix crash when loading IP address fails
    • Always download latest WifiRemote version during installation

    0.5.0, 25 November 2012:
    • Configuration interface is now translated in Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.
    • Search function
    • mvCentral (Music Videos) support
    • MyFilms (Ant Movie Catalog only) support
    • Working support for streaming from network drives
    • PowerScheduler plugin to keep TV Server alive when streaming
    • HTTP Live Streaming support for both Android and iOS
    • Improved API with extensive filtering support
    • Added playlist support
    • Access request system for easy client configuration
    • Language detection for external subtitle files
    • Support for custom-added series in MPTVSeries
    • Automatically cleanup old logfiles
    • Usability improvements in the configuration program
    • Activity tab in the configurator, which shows active downloads and streams
    • Automatic reload configuration files after changes
    • Automatically download channel logos from client
    • Fixed firewall setup during installation
    • Fixed installation on WHS 2011
    • Improved stability and cleanup of streaming processes
    • Improved stability and performance
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    Contributors
    I'd like to thank these people for their help with making this happen:
    • oxan for all his work on MPExtended and Webmp
    • ollienator for implementing the network drive streaming support and some bug fixes.
    • Team Eve for developing an awesome client and finding quite some bugs.
    • All the translators, who've done an awesome job on translating MPExtended.
    • Everyone who has been patient enough to wait half a year on their promised bug fixes.

    Feedback
    When you've any problems, please follow the troubleshooting guide in the wiki. If you can't solve it using the documentation, feel free to create a new thread here, but include your logs (it's documented in the wiki page how to get them)! In general I try to read all threads and comment on all problems, but it can take a while sometimes and I might miss some of them. Please file only confirmed bugs on the GitHub issue tracker. If you want a new feature, please post here too. We'll carefully evaluate all ideas, and implement interesting ones for the next version.

    Donate
    MPExtended is a volunteer project, which we do in our free time. Donating allows us to spend more time on the project, delivering new features and bugfixes even faster, or fixing that single bug that annoys you so much. It's also very motivating for us to continue working on MPExtended.


    Latest MPExtended Service 0.6.0-beta3 is available here.
     

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    I have installed this version on my Server/Client.
    While trying to get iViewer to work I started having some issues.
    A look at the MPExtended logs shows the Scrapper is accessing drives I have not configured or shared on my server.
    Why is this happening?

    2014-06-29 07:01:07.12877 [ (28)] ERROR: Error reading picture (meta-)data for E:\Bobby Music\Country\Jake Owen\Startin With Me\folder.jpeg
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures.PictureLibraryBase.GetWebPictureBasic(String path) in D:\Projects\MediaPortal\MpExt\git\PlugIns\MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures\PictureLibraryBase.cs:line 204
    2014-06-29 07:01:35.93681 [ (28)] ERROR: Error reading picture (meta-)data for E:\Bobby Music\Oldies\Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone\All the hits plus more\Scan_1.bmp
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures.PictureLibraryBase.GetWebPictureBasic(String path) in D:\Projects\MediaPortal\MpExt\git\PlugIns\MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures\PictureLibraryBase.cs:line 204
    2014-06-29 07:01:35.94681 [ (28)] ERROR: Error reading picture (meta-)data for E:\Bobby Music\Oldies\Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone\All the hits plus more\Scan_2.bmp
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures.PictureLibraryBase.GetWebPictureBasic(String path) in D:\Projects\MediaPortal\MpExt\git\PlugIns\MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures\PictureLibraryBase.cs:line 204
    2014-06-29 07:01:35.95181 [ (28)] ERROR: Error reading picture (meta-)data for E:\Bobby Music\Oldies\Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone\All the hits plus more\Scan_3.bmp
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures.PictureLibraryBase.GetWebPictureBasic(String path) in D:\Projects\MediaPortal\MpExt\git\PlugIns\MPExtended.PlugIns.MAS.FSPictures\PictureLibraryBase.cs:line 204
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    Hi, since we already have support for multiple users and for.trakt.tv, are there any chances to implement different trait IDs for each user?
     

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    Hi, sorry i have no logs on the moment.
    I have a problem with streaming DVD files. VIDEO_TS. All other type of files are fine, like mov, avi. But DVD files not.
    Can someone help me out on this?

    Thanks in advance

    Oek
     

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    Thanks for the update!

    Live TV streaming to my iphone has much improved using the ffmpeg http streaming profiles.
     

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    I'd love to update, but there are a few issues (I know, it's a beta) and skins are incompatible.
    On the other hand the developers seem to be busy in real life and the github got updated more than three months ago right now. So I don't think there'll be much news in the new future with MPExtended/WMP in the very near future (though I'd be glad if I was wrong).

    Maybe the skin developers could adjust their skins to work with 0,6beta? (@Dragy I miss your blueshift so much I switched back to 0.5.4 just because of the skin)...
     

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