Terwijl het werk aan MediaPortal 2.0 gestaag vordert, is er een nieuwe stabiele release uit de 1.x-serie verschenen. Met dit programma kan een Windows-machine als hart van de multimediahardware in de huiskamer worden gebruikt. Zo kan op een eenvoudige manier naar radio en muziek worden geluisterd, en naar video's en dvd's worden gekeken. Ook kunnen tv-programma's worden opgenomen. Door middel van plug-ins en extensies kan de functionaliteit worden uitgebreid en kan de look & feel van het programma worden aangepast. Dit zijn de belangrijkste veranderingen in deze uitgave:
MediaPortal 1.7.0 Final
We are very happy to present you the final version of MediaPortal 1.7.0 today. This release includes a number of new features and bug fixes. Please report any problems in the bug reporting sections of the forum.
Highlights of this release
Many of the changes in this release are things that you might not notice at first, but they are designed to improve the stability of MediaPortal moving forwards for the next few releases.
Skin Settings and Expressions are really powerful. Skin designers are going to be doing some amazing things with them in the near future. We have already been testing a home screen editor entirely within the MediaPortal GUI. Look for this in Area 51 very soon.
Separate the WindowsPlugins to individual files
This is one for the developers. Since MediaPortal started, the core plugins (My Videos, My Music, My Pictures, etc.) have been stored in a single file called WindowsPlugins.dll. This means that a lot of code has been loaded that isn't always needed. Also, making a change to one plugin often resulted in another plugin developing a new bug. We can't carry on like that, so the plugins are now in their own self-contained files. This will make things more stable and easier to fix/improve in future.
Attention: This change made us 'bump' the plugin subsystems, so there is a chance you need an updated plugin to be compatible with the 1.7.0 Release. 1.7 Pre Release compatible plugins will still work fine with this release.
Enhancements to the TV and Video OSDs
TV recording thumbs and comskip markers were not properly shown in the TV and Video Info OSDs. This is fixed.
Improvements to the Installer
You probably have the LAV Filters package installed to get the best quality playback of most video files, and TitanExtended installed to provide skin files for your plugins. The installer correctly detects the installed version, and only offers to install these if a newer version is available.
Wake On LAN
MediaPortal can now wake your server if it is in sleep mode and you want to access your files.
Add MediaInfo For Files in the Background
We use a code library called MediaInfo to obtain certain information about video files when you play them. This information can be displayed by MediaPortal. Up to now, it has only been possible to obtain this information when you actually play a file. With this release, we have added a setting to allow all files to be scanned in the background. This is turned off by default, so check out the documentation for changes to see where this setting is and how to enable it. We also updated the library to v0.7.67.
Full list of changes
You can review the complete change log for MP 1.7.0 by using the link below:
Community Plugin Developers should have a look at the following page to find out about the changes which will effect their extensions.
Some of these changes are mandatory to become 1.7.0 compatible: