If you want to talk with other users and the developers of MediaPortal, you can join the MediaPortal IRC Channel.
|#mediaportal||General MediaPortal discussions and support|
|#moving-pictures||Discussions about the Moving Pictures plugin|
|#mp-extended||Web access for MediaPortal|
|#mp-onlinevideos||Online Videos plugin|
There are many different programs for communicating on IRC (also called clients). On this page we will give some specific hints for HydraIRC (Windows), mIRC (Windows), Trillian (Windows) and Colloquy (Mac OS X, iPhone).
If you can't or don't want to install IRC software on your computer, you can use our WebIRC interface.
Inside the IRC-Channel you are able to issue commands:
/dcc send <nickname> <filename>
Your nickname (nick) is how people on Freenode know you. If you register it, you'll be able to use the same nick over and over. If you don't register, someone else may end up registering the nick you want. If you register and use the same nick, people will begin to know you by reputation. If they're running IRC software which supports CAPAB IDENTIFY-MSG, they'll be able to tell when someone is spoofing your identity.
If a channel is set to mode +r, you won't be able to join it unless you are registered and identified to NickServ, the nickname service bot. If you try to join, you might be forwarded to a different channel. If a channel is set to mode +R, you won't be able to speak while on that channel unless you are registered and identified. Both of these modes are used to reduce channel harassment by DoS kiddies.
Only registered users will be able to use personal messages.
This is based on the freenode FAQ.
/msg NickServ REGISTER <password> <email>
/msg NickServ VERIFY REGISTER <nickname> <code>
Complete the registration within one day or your nickname will expire. Meanwhile, you can continue setting up your IRC account.
/msg NickServ GROUP
Note: Sometimes it can happen that the registration fails on the first attempt. Wait for the timeout of 15 minutes and then try it again.
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY <password>
Configure your client to identify itself to Nickserv automatically whenever it connects to Freenode so that it's less likely you'll connect to the network without being identified. The easiest approach is to specify your Nickserv password as a server password.
:<accountname> <password>. (Make sure to include the colon and not the literal < and >.) This will allow you to identify to your services account on connect, regardless of the nickname you are using when you connect.
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY <password>
Colloquy knows about freenode's nickserver so when you add a connection and pick a freenode server, all you have to do is enter your nickname and password in the General section for the connection (press on the Info button in the Window > Connections window):
To automatically log onto a freenode server when starting HydraIRC:
irssi supports auto identify very well out of the box. Here's how. Start up irssi, then:
/connect irc.freenode.net /nick <nick> /SERVER ADD -auto -network freenode irc.freenode.net 6667 <password>
You may have to shutdown and restart irssi at this point for it to recognize the network name freenode.
Another method of auto-identifying is seen below but the above is generally preferred:
/NETWORK ADD -autosendcmd "/^msg NickServ IDENTIFY <password>;wait 2000" freenode
That’s it! The next time you connect to Freenode you will automatically be identified.
To trigger a command, simply type it into the channel and the IRC-bot will reply within a second.
|!changelog||Shows a link to the Roadmap|
|!history||Generates a history log at #mediaportal for the last few hours|
|!seen <nickname>||Reports when the user was last seen in the current channel|
|!forum||Shows a link to the forums|
|!faq||Shows a link to the FAQ|
|!pastebin or !pb||Shows a link to the MediaPortal Pastebin|
|!requirements||Shows a link to the requirements page|
|!team||Shows a link to the Team MediaPortal Wiki page|
|!wiki||Shows a link to the main Wiki page|
|!help||Shows this text|
If you have suggestions, ideas or problems contact ]-high-[ in IRC or email firstname.lastname@example.org.