StreamedMP Tweaks

Posted by admin on May 22, 2012 in HTPC, MediaPortal, Uncategorized

My preferred skin for MediaPortals is StreamedMP and these tweaks make it slightly more user friendly. 1. Fonts The Avalon skin has a nicer font “AvalonType Light” and this can be downloaded and installed in the windows fonts directory and added to the fonts.xml file instead of the current fonts. Install the font by installing […]


Microsoft Remote Debounce

Posted by admin on Apr 13, 2012 in HTPC, MediaPortal

The MCE remote implements something called “debounce”, which means that with each button press the remote alternates the signal code it sends, I think to limit accidental double button presses. Hence, when you program your universal remote it only has one of the codes, so it will work the first time you press it but […]


Upscaling Xvid using Avisynth

Posted by admin on Mar 16, 2012 in HTPC, MediaPortal

I knew that ffdshow could use avisynth for complex scaling and sharpening but only recently had the time to play around with it. I’m pretty happy with the results. This tutorial was the basis of my experimentation – http://www.homecinema-hd.com/ffdshow-video-avisynth_en.html There are a number of software versions of all the associated plugins so these are the […]


HTPC Specs

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2011 in HTPC

MediaPortal Version: 1.2.0 MediaPortal Skin: StreamedMP Windows Version: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit CPU Type: i3-2100 Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe HDD: Samsung 2TB EcoGreen HD204UI Optical Drive; LG CH10LS20 Blu-Ray Combo Drive Memory: 4GB DDR3-1333 Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 2000 (Onboard) Sound Card: Realtek ALC892 (Onboard) HTPC Case: Silverstone ML03B Cooling: Thermaltake Slim X3, […]

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