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MediaPortal Alternatives for Linux

MediaPortal is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MediaPortal and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MediaPortal are Emby, Oblecto, Tvheadend and MythTV.

MediaPortal alternatives are mainly Media Centers but may also be Media Players or Media Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MediaPortal.
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  1. Kodi icon

    Kodi

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Fire TV
    71 alternatives to Kodi 

    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its...

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    1.  PortableKodi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  AirPlay SupportKodi can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKodi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Some users think Kodi is a great alternative to MediaPortal, some don't.
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    does not work even as half as good like mediaportal and needs additional software to watch TV which causes lots of trouble

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    Mickael

    No dvb-t dvb-s dvb-c tuner support

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    Emby

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    43 alternatives to Emby 

    Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use interface. Emby prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive, media rich experience for the whole family.

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    1.  Kids ModeEmby allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    2.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Emby.
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    Oblecto

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    57 alternatives to Oblecto 

    Oblecto is a media server, similar to Plex, Emby, Netflix and others. It runs in the background on a home server to index your media such as movies and TV shows to make them searchable and streamable through a REST based interface.

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    Tvheadend

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    7 alternatives to Tvheadend 

    Tvheadend is a TV streaming server for Linux supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, IPTV, and Analog video (V4L) as input sources.

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    MythTV

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to MythTV 

    MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. With its plugin architecture, MythTV can be transformed into a home media center suite, capable of managing your personal photo, video, and music collections...

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    really bad EPG handling. TV stops if you want to look at EPG

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    Freevo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to Freevo 

    Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer, xine and vlc.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last stable version, 1.9.2 Beta, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    Enna

    • Linux
    28 alternatives to Enna 

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and information retrieval.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  8. Kroozbox

    • Windows
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to Kroozbox 

    Kroozbox is a database to HTML gateway written in Java that can run under Windows or Linux.

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    SageTV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to SageTV 

    SageTV is a PVR (personal video recorder) application for your PC.

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    Media Hoarder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    2 alternatives to Media Hoarder 

    Media Hoarder - THE media frontend for data hoarders and movie lovers.

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