Media Portal is a multimedia center that allows you to view photos, watch videos, listen to music, watch TV channels, listen to radio stations, access weather information, and more, from a single program.
The application is inspired by the XBOX console and is similar to Microsoft's Windows Media Center but with the advantage of being GNU (free code).
This complete software is divided into sections that have specific functionalities, such as: MY TV, My Video / MyDVD, My Pictures, My Music, My Radio and My Weather.
MY TV supports analog TV, DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-S, ATSC, HDTV and AC3. It allows you to record TV online and access more than 10,000 channels.
My video is capable of playing movies and videos in any format (including Blu-ray), and has the necessary codecs for it.
My Pictures allows you to access any image format, view them in different sizes, and create slideshows with background music, among many other options.
My Music allows you to organize music by artists, genres and several more filters. It also serves to create playlists in various formats (m3u, pls, b4u, etc.), automatically access artist information or songs, create favorites and rankings, and many more options.
My Radio allows you to listen to favorite FM radio stations or internet via streaming, and allows you to record on the fly or set it to automatically record favorite programs; Can also be configured so that a certain radio will play when the application starts, and many more options.
My Weather displays weather information for several cities, with current data and forecast for the next three days. It has satellite images accompanied by a complete weather report.
In addition to all the mentioned functions, you can add other tools, through plugins; And it is possible to change the design of the multimedia center, through alternative skins.
MediaPortal 1.5.0 is the latest version (updated in September 2013) of this multimedia application, which can be downloaded free , and works for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (32 / 64bit).