The new version of the product MediaPortal 1.3.0 for the operating system Windows. Is an open source software turns your home computer into a full-fledged media center.
Users will be able to arrange convenient access to your digital music library and Internet radio stations, and also will have everything you need for comfortable viewing of videos stored on a PC’s hard drive, on a big TV screen. Many PC owners have managed to read the pre-release version, and personally assess the set of suggested improvements, such as the official support of Windows 8, the expanded format support Blu-Ray, a simplified set-up application, and a set of additional filters and codecs LAV Filters, which guarantees the reproduction of the content in The most common formats.
The default desktop environment has been optimized for Titan HD-wide screen with a resolution of 1080p. And an updated engine technology underlying MediaPortal 1.3.0, enable third-party developers to create modified versions available “skins” that are different from one another layout, font type, color, etc.
The package included a component MediaPortal Audio Renderer (MPAR), provides high-quality video and synchronized audio, and allows viewers to manually adjust the speed. MediaPortal 1.3.0 is also the first version of the popular product with built-in full format support Blu-Ray. Unfortunately, at this point, the application can only play unencrypted optical media.
During installation, MediaPortal 1.3.0 you will also be prompted to install the extension LAV Filters – a comprehensive set of a variety of audio and video codecs that will allow you to play multimedia files in any, even the most exotic formats. To configure codecs and filters you can use interface MediaPortal Configuration. LAV Filters also provide support for leading hardware acceleration technologies, including DXVA, Intel QuickSync and NVIDIA CUDA.
Users will appreciate the simplified setup media center. Most popular options MediaPortal now available in the main application under Settings. This means that to change some settings, you do not need every time to complete the program and run a separate tool Configuration.
Redesigned My Videos section provides PC owners with additional tools for effective management of large collections of videos. For example, an application to examine the contents of personal film library and display additional information about the film or a particular actor. For each video file can also be a unique identifier attached IMBid, which will obtain the necessary information from the large and well-known movie websites.
MediaPortal 1.3.0 is free and runs under the operating system Windows XP SP3 or later. Copy of the application can be downloaded from the developer: