MediaPortal turns your PC into a very advanced Multi MediaCenter/HTPC.
It allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch your videos and DVDs, view, schedule, and record live TV, and much more. You get Media Portal for free/nothing/nada, and best of all, it is Open Source. This fact means anyone can help developing Media Portal or tweak it for their own needs.
MediaPortal also allows you to record, watch, and timeshift Live TV, record videos, listen to your favorite radio stations (local radio stations using the FM tuner of your capture card). It can also play any movie your PC has a codec for (DivX, MPEG, Matroska,...), and all your movies will be stored in the Media Portals video database. It includes support for multiple tuners and an advanced TV Guide based on XMLTV.
Media Portal Features:
Scheduler to manage all your recording schedules
Listen to your favorite radio stations (local radio stations using the FM tuner of your capture card)
All music gets stored in Media Portals music database
View your music by artists, albums, genres, top100 or plain songs
Watch your pictures/photos
All your movies will be stored in Media Portals video database
Show the latest weather information (Temperature and 3-day forecast)