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MPPC - HTPC running MediaPortal
Last update: 26.09.2010
MPPC Inside View
MPPC in action
Keysonic ACK-612RF Wireless Keayboard
Keysonic ACK-612RF Touchpad closeup
Harmony 555 glowing
Harmony 555 closeup
- Play movies from all kinds of media: DVD, SVCD, DivX, Internet Stream, etc.
- Play audio CDs, audio DVDs, MP3 and other digital formats
- Show and record TV
- Show TV Program information (EPG)
- Play digital radio
- Show latest weather information of my region
- Give me access to RSS news
- Display our photo album
- Play latest cinema trailers
|PSU:||Seasonic S12II-330GB 330W|
|Mainboard:||Asus M3N78-EM (GeForce 8300)|
|CPU:||AMD PHENOM 64 9450 X4|
|RAM:||2 x Kingston 2GB DDR2-800 KVR800D2N5/2G|
|Graphics:||onboard GeForce 8300|
|Sound:||Realtek ALC1200 using optical SPDIF|
|Harddisk:||Western Digital WD7500AAKS 750GB|
|Power Consumption:||off/S3 standby ~7W (configured to boot from USB wakeup-device), boot 125W max, idle ~71W (running MediaPortal and TV Service), watching DVDs ~80W|
|Wireless Keyboard:||KeySonic ACK-612RF(GER) Wireless Mini-Keyboard|
|Universal Remote Control:||Logitech Harmony 555|
|Infrared Adapter:||USB IR Receiver from My IR-Shop|
- Windows XP Pro SP3 with latest patches
- Media Portal 1.1.0 TV Server Setup
- Skin: Monochrome
- nVIDIA ForceWare 15.45 and nVIDIA graphics 195.62 using VMR9, 1360x768@60hz
- Mediaplayer 11
- tools: Girder 3.2.9, DAEMON Tools, UltraVNC Server
- codecs: SAF
The hardware for my HTPC is still (and probably will always be) work in progress. I've been using a full size ATX architecture for 4 years now. It gives me the flexibility to play around and test a lot of setups.
Lately I have replaced my old case with a Silverstone LC10. Because I like to stay flexible PCI expansian slots are very important too me. I never was satisfied with onboard graphics and sound of the boards I have tested. So I decided to use seperate cards, see above.
I may buy a DVB-S or DVB-T card in the future to get rid of my old Grundig receiver. But until now I am not satisfied with the driver support and performance of TV in mediaportal. Also watching TV is not as important as watching DVDs to me.
I'm very satisfied with the Floppy DTV atm and it has completely replaced my Grundig receiver.
As for the software I was using Zoomplayer for long years. With girder and the capabilites of Zoomplayer you can get a lot out of it!
But the free version of Zoomplayer does not support DVD anymore. So I needed something different and finally came across MediaPortal. Wow! That was the one software I was looking for. At the moment I am using DVD, movies, picture and some other plugins.
Many thanks to the MediaPortal development team and all contributors for your great work!
Take a look at the MediaPortal Website!