MediaPortal is a fully-featured replacement for your television and radio.
The program takes a queue from Windows Media Center by taking over many of the functions of a television while supporting many of the most popular video and audio formats.
MediaPortal's user interface is certainly different from popular media players like VLC Media Player or Winamp in that it runs best in full screen. It's very graphical and features large buttons and text, similar to a TiVo or Windows Media Center. Background images may be customized.
The application supports most multimedia including Pictures, Videos, TV, Music and Radio. Adding these items can be accomplished by mapping categories with directories connected to the PC. Accessing TV is accomplished with a proper capture device while everything else is through your hard drive or via the web.
Dealing with photos is a pleasure with MediaPortal: there are a ton of different effects provided for slideshows such as fading, random transitions, rotation and the fetching of EXIF data.
Video files loading in to the application can be through a playlist. The application supports subtitles and different video and audio decoder selection. The application can be configured to automatically detect which video decoder to use.
MediaPortal can be controlled with a remote control device paired with the PC.
All in all, MediaPortal is a very comprehensive media player which provides endless ways of customization while supporting virtually all types of video and audio formats through the availability of codec packs. It's certainly a more modern alternative to digital cable while also providing all of the tools for playing your existing media collection.MediaPortal features and highlights:
MediaPortal is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from media players without restrictions. MediaPortal 2.1.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this media player software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of MediaPortal may be available from MediaPortal.
We have tested MediaPortal 2.1.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]