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Ultimate Geek

#24689 30-Jul-2008 23:01
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Does anyone know which external player is good with MediaPortal, i noticed you can use any player but if you have MCE remote you cannot go back to mediaportal etc.
advice needed


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Ultimate Geek

  #152936 31-Jul-2008 11:04
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Hi Gumdigger,

Not sure where you got that information about the MCE remote - or whether I have understood your question correctly. I have been using an MCE remote with Media Portal for some time now and it works just fine for me - provided you tell MediaPortal (in the client setup) that you are using an MCE remote.


Cheers Mike

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Ultimate Geek

  #153054 31-Jul-2008 16:01
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You can use any external player, eg. Zoomplayer, VLC, etc for media or Winamp, etc. for music. As you have found out, you need the ability to refocus back to MP. With the MCE remote, you would need to reconfigure your remote using a programme like HIP or Girder.

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Uber Geek

  #153091 31-Jul-2008 18:29
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out of interest, why use external player? Are you experiencing problems with the internal player?

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Ultimate Geek

  #153094 31-Jul-2008 18:48
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the reason why i want to use external player is because it has 16:9 ratio. i dont why media portal doesnt have 16:9 ratio.

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Uber Geek

  #153267 1-Aug-2008 11:47
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So you have a 16:9 display and you want to fit non-16:9 content to it? Or the orther way around? Arn't you better to use a zoom, stretch or pan/scan ?

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Ultimate Geek

  #153322 1-Aug-2008 14:23
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mcraenz: So you have a 16:9 display and you want to fit non-16:9 content to it? Or the orther way around? Arn't you better to use a zoom, stretch or pan/scan ?

i have 16:9 content and and 16:9 display. not all of my content is 16:9 but those which are; always look better on 16:9 ratio

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