The Now Playing Music window is a special window designed for eye catching display while your music is playing.
You can access the Now Playing window from the Music Menu, or you can configure music to automatically jump to the Now Playing window when you press Play or . See Configuration > Music > Misc Settings > Play Now Behavior
You may also use , or map a button on your remote to Jump to Music Now Playing.
Note: Different skins may display additional details of the current or next track - See Music Now Playing Skin Properties for details.
You can choose to display either an Analog or a LED VU (Volume Unit) Meter on the Now Playing screen, but only when using the default BASS player. These are very similar to the VU Meters, or volume indicators, often included in audio equipment to display a signal level in Volume Units.
Most skins also support display of:
MediaPortal actually searches the songs in your songs collection with the same tag and displays similarly tagged tracks from Last.fm.
The "best tracks" and "other tracks tagged with" (track suggestions) are only available if MediaPortal can access an active internet connection, and if you have enabled Internet lookups in Configuration > Music or Now Playing Settings within MediaPortal.
While viewing the Now Playing window, you can perform the following actions from the Context/Actions menu:
If the LastFMScrobbler plugin is enabled, you may 'Love' or 'Ban' a track on Last.fm via:
When you Love or Ban a track, a dialog will pop up informing you:
While music is playing in the Now Playing window, you can rate the track by pressing a number on your keypad or remote, 1 - 5, where 1 is a low rating and 5 is a top rating.