Daily Archives: December 24, 2008

MediaPortal 1.0 Released, Brings Open-Source DVR to Windows [Featured Windows Download]

Windows only: Open-source application XBMC has received all of the attention in the media center arena lately, but it still can’t replace your TiVo. MediaPortal can, and it just hit its official 1.0 release.

MediaPortal is a Windows-only media center application that was originally spawned as a fork of XBMC almost five years ago. Today the application has been entirely redesigned, and apart from offering much of the same functionality of other popular media center applications, MediaPortal works with hardware TV tuners to add DVR functionality to your PC. We showed you how to roll your own DVR and media center with MediaPortal a couple of years back, but now the full featured MediaPortal is better than ever.

As an added bonus, now that MediaPortal has hit that official 1.0 release, the MP developers are starting to ramp up for MediaPortal II, which aims to bring a better design and more stable architecture to MediaPortal. MediaPortal is a free download, requires .NET 2.0 or higher. I haven’t used MediaPortal extensively since we last covered it, so if you’ve got more experience with it, let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.






Hive Five Winner for Best Online Job Search Site: Indeed [Hive Five Followup]

The relatively new job search engine Indeed won top honors in this weekend’s Hive Five Best Online Job Search Sites. Monster pulled in second billing, followed by the always-popular Craigslist. For more options for finding a great job online, check out our job sites call for contenders.






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