MediaPortal Alternatives for Linux

    MediaPortal is not available for Linux but there are some 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 ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MediaPortal are Emby (Freemium), Oblecto (Free, Open Source), MythTV (Free, Open Source) and Tvheadend (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 16, 2021

    1. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS.
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      Kodi vs MediaPortal opinions
      Some users think Kodi is a great alternative to MediaPortal, some don't.
      Mickael No dvb-t dvb-s dvb-c tuner support
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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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
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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      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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    2. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
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      really bad EPG handling. TV stops if you want to look at EPG
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      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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      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.

      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.

      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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      • FreeProprietary
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      Kroozbox is a database to HTML gateway written in Java that can run under Windows or Linux.
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      SageTV is a PVR (personal video recorder) application for your PC.
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    3. OpenSource Web Media Server to browse and stream any video file format supported by ffmpeg with easy web interface for play on any platform with html5 browser, dnla or kodi plugin.
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