Documentation: Share Your Knowledge

The MediaPortal documentation is a collaborative project, where anyone can contribute straight from their webbrowser. No downloads or installs are needed.

Iif you are a valid MediaPortal forum user you can contribute to the Wiki. You must have entered at least five forum posts and have been a user for at least ten days. You may login to the wiki using the same user name and password you use for our website and forum.

What to contribute?

Are you an expert in a feature?  Have you discovered a unique way to use MediaPortal?  Why not write a step by step tutorial with nice screenshots to share your knowledge with others?

Any good answers you find, or write, in the user forums should be added to the Wiki. First Search to see if it alredy exists, and to find the best location to add it.  

How to contribute?

For help on contributing to our Wiki and following our documentation standards, please read our:

You may also check our ToDo Lists to find any pages that need work:

If you find any incomplete or out of date pages, you may add a comment to the wiki page, or  post a link to the relevant page(s) in our Wiki Feedback Forum.


Home Theater Solutions

What is the biggest problem for someone, who is building their first Home Theatre Solution? Which hardware should I buy? You can help new users by contributing to:

Then show off the results in our


Many new users are unfamiliar with the terminology used in MediaPortal, and media centers in general.

You may help by expanding, clarifying or adding definitions of terms to our Glossary, which are lnked throughout the wiki whenever these terms are used.

Notifications of Changes

Whenever you contribute to a page, or simply find it useful, you many use the Notifications feature to receive emails of any changes made to the page.

Wiki sandbox

Click the 'My Page' wiki menu item to open your own wiki user page. There you may add new pages and experiment with the wiki features, or even develop drafts to later move to the main wiki.


About The Project

The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.


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