Is Shoko Server Mandatory?

My Anime 3 is not a standalone plugin and requires Shoko Server installed, configured and running in order to work properly. If you haven’t done this yet, Download Shoko Server from our main website and use the installation guides located in the menu on the left to properly install and configure Shoko Server.

Installing My Anime 3

Like other MediaPortal plugins, My Anime 3 uses the MPEI installer, so you should already be familiar with how to install plugins. Please note, My Anime 3 only supports the skins listed below.

While we have no plans to add support for additional skins, we’ll always accept PR’s on Github for new skins.

  • Ares
  • Avallanche
  • Avalon
  • Default Wide HD
  • Streamed MP
  • Titan

Initial Setup

MediaPortal Config

Once My Anime 3 has been installed, open the MediaPortal Configuration window and from the list of plugins, select My Anime 3. Please note, Shoko Server will need to be running in order to make any changes.

We recommend going through each of the settings tab as there are a lot of unique options just for My Anime 3 and how it functions in MediaPortal.

Main Settings

My Anime 3 - Main Screen

Unless you’re running MediaPortal on another computer or changed the port Shoko Server uses, the default settings do not need to be changed. We also recommend using Shoko Server to modify your import folders to avoid potential problems. Keep in mind, if running MediaPortal on another machine, you’ll need to properly map the Import Folder path in ** Local Mapping**.

If Ask before starting streaming playback is checked, My Anime 3 will ask each time during file playback if you want to stream the file. We recommend unchecking this box for users using MediaPortal and My Anime 3 on a different computer.

Display Settings

My Anime 3 - Display

These are all personal preference settings that affect what you see and don’t see in My Anime 3 so there is no right or wrong way to configure them. You can also set the default audio language and subtitle language to avoid having to change if the series you are watching doesnt’t have the correct ones as default.

Other Settings

My Anime 3 - Other

The Other section just contains a couple settings related to FFDShow processing. There really isn’t a need to change the defaults unless you want to increase or decrease the wait times for the listed setting.