I am totally new to Media Portal and have just installed 1.3.0 Alpha on a new Win 8 laptop. I am used to using the WMC but Microsoft is dicking with dedicated users. So I am totally overwhelmed with MP. I really like the default skin appearance so I am hoping to be able to learn this program. I used the WMC on a home constructed HTPC (Antec fusion 430 case using Sound forge Imon display/remote(Logitech) software). Will I be able to set up the display and remote using Media Portal? And is it possible to do as my title suggests? I have many HD underwater video files that I would like to be showing(randomly) on my 60" TV whilst I am listening to my music library(randomly). Can this be done? Thanks for any help someone may have.