The MediaPortal team has released version 2.1 of MediaPortal the Windows Media Center alternative.
MediaPortal is a Windows based media package with live TV, EPG, Radio, media management, movie viewing, music playback and lots more. It has a Windows Media Center looking skin for those missing Microsoft’s classic look along with other sleek looking skins. It works with DVB-T/T2 and IP streams as well as services like Amazon Video.
It’s a great alternative to WMC and works on Windows 10. Head over to their website for more details and the download links.
MediaPortal 2.1 is a full-blown media center software that addresses the most common user requirements out of the box. Besides its TV and Radio services it is also offering a complete media management for movies, series and music, including posters, album and fan art as well as additional metadata (e.g. actor, director and much more) that are automatically downloaded from the internet. MediaPortal 2.1 also provides access to online video sources such as Amazon Prime. Integrated news, weather information and management for your digital images complete this software package.
The modern client/server architecture in combination with the central database greatly simplifies the use and management of the system. New clients can easily be added to the environment and connected to the MediaPortal 2 Server for immediate use.
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