MediaPortal turns your HTPC into a very advanced media center, or Home Theater PC (HTPC)
* Listen to music and radio
* Play videos, movies and DVDs
* View pictures or create a slideshow
* Watch, schedule and record live TV - like a TiVo, but more, and for free!
* Stream media, radio and TV to any HTPC / PC connected to your network
* Use a remote to control your HTPC from your couch
* Check weather, news, or information on the web, even play games!
All in the comfort of your living room, on your big screen LCD or Plasma TV or projector.
That's only the basic features! By using the hundreds of plugins and skins available, you can do almost anything-like monitor your HTPC; view sports scores or local movie show times; stream web TV, Apple Trailers, Youtube videos or internet radio; even start up MediaPortal playing music from a predefined playlist.
Watch and Record TV
Watch live or recorded TV on any networked PC. You can do everything a TiVO can, and more, but for free!
Use the TV Guide to group your channels, view program details and upcoming airings, or list recorded or scheduled programs.
Change channels easily using Mini TV Guide or 'zap' through channels while watching TV.
Watch Videos and DVDs
Browse all your movies, videos and DVDs, with cover art and details. Then watch them with superb quality playback.
Organize, sort and view your movies and videos however you wish. Add detailed movie info, posters, covers, even actors photos and bios.
Create playlists 'on the fly' then sit back and enjoy Home Theater at its best.
Listen to Music
Listen to all your music using high quality Bass effects, or your own player.
View artist images and details, album covers and fanart backdrops.Organize, sort and view your music in whatever way YOU like - by artists, albums, genres, top 100, songs or even file size.
Create your playlists manually or automatically and listen for hours to your favorite music!
Listen to Radio
Listen to FM or web Radio on any PC, even on your network, and record your favorite programs.
Tune in your FM radio stations automatically; or add stations from your satellite cable (DVB) provider. You can also add web streams, including ASX or Shoutcast.
Organize your stations, and use the Radio Guide with all the same features as the TV guide.
MediaPortal can scan your drives and display all your photos or images for you, either as a single image or a slide show.
View or sort your favorite images as you like.
Organize your images, view picture details or create a slideshow with transitions or other special effects.
Check Weather & More
Get weather data for as many cities as you like, anywhere in the world, and view satellite weather images.
Add and view all your RSS feeds, to keep up with the latest news on your favorite subjects.
Play Games like Tetris and Sudoku.
Use system utilities to monitor hardware, burn CDs/DVDs or edit Videos.
The default skin, Blue3, is designed with elegant simplicity to perform well even on older PCs.
Our community designers have created many variations of Blue3, one is sure to suit your taste.
If you like all the bells and whistles, choose one of our sophisticated skins, in every color and style.
All main features are included in MediaPortal; you do not require any additional plugins.
However, there are hundreds of amazing plugins available to do almost anything you can imagineseamlessly integrated into the MediaPortal interface.