I am totaly lost here trying to find the ultimate frontend for my HTPC, so please help me on my way:-)
This is what I want from my HTPC, and I want it all to be controlled from a frontend program using a remote controll
- Play music using Spotify or Wimp. A integration with last.fm is a bonus
- Watch all available video format in 1080p. The library must be updated with information about the movie, nice cover and trailer available to watch. The same goes for TV-series
- Have a menu with available games installed on the computer with information, cover and a shortcut to start the game from the frontend.
- Stream soccer, MMA and other sports events live
If possible I also want the ability to watch live tv using a tv card. It must support EPG, recording and pause. Alternatively it must show EPG and let me remote control the tv tuner using a ir transmitter of some sort. So when I watch the EPG and choose to record next episode of walking dead it sends the command to my tuner to record the correct show at the correct time.
For now I am using MediaPortal with tv-server, moving pictures and tv-series plugin. This works ok, but I cant use spotify, no streaming for sports events and youtube and trailers dont work most of the time.
So please help me. What do I need to get most of this into one good looking frontend?