The in-built PowerScheduler takes care of all power operations for your MediaPortal computer, e.g. wakes up the system when a recording is due and puts it in a power-saving state (S3 or S4) after the recording is finished.
Note: As of v 1.5.0, the PowerScheduler++ extension replaces the previous PowerScheduler plugin and is installed with MediaPortal.
PowerScheduler is a process plugin, which means it does not have an interface within MediaPortal, but works as a process behind the scenes.
PowerScheduler consists of two different plugins:
- a server plugin for the TV Server
- a client plugin for each MediaPortal client
PowerScheduler can be used in all MediaPortal configurations
- Single-seat (MediaPortal client and TV-Server on the same machine)
- Client only
- TV-Server only
Combinations of the above are supported, e.g. a single-seat system with remote clients
If you have a local TV-Server installed on your system (single-seat), the main configuration is done in the Server plugin and the Client plugin uses most of those settings, so it requires little configuration.
If you have no TV-Server installed on your system (standalone client) you have to configure all settings in the client configuration.
PowerScheduler wakes up your system for various configurable events
- Scheduled recordings (Radio or TV)
- Grabbing EPG
- Scheduled reboot
PowerScheduler prevents your system from going to a power-saving state (standby) while
- User is active
- Playing media (Music, Video, Radio, TV, …)
- Watching pictures or slideshows
- Recording Radio or TV
- Grabbing EPG (optional)
- Network activity, active network shares (optional)
- Running processes (optional)
When the system is idle, i.e. all these activities have finished, PowerScheduler can send your HTPC to standby.