Media Portal Online Videos Tweak

Posted by admin on Sep 16, 2013 in MediaPortal

Its possible to use VLC as an alternative player using the context menu. Its also possible to change the default by editing the OnlineVideoSites.xml and adding player=”VLC” (or player=”WMP”)


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 […]

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