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Movian v5.0.724 by Andreas Smas / deank
Last Release: Jun 18, 2022
Downloads: 819161

Movian (formerly known as Showtime Media Center) is a media player for use on HTPC media centers. It is primarily intended to be controlled via keypad input such as a IR or bluetooth remote control, keyboards, etc but works also very well with a pointer device.

A quick overview of its features:
- Playback of video (mkv, mpg, mp4, divx, etc.) and audio files
- .srt, txt and .sub (Microdvd) subtitles support
- Per-file and per-folder settings
- Javascript plugins
- Unified search
- View photos and images in slideshow mode
- Live TV streaming from Tvheadend
- Icecast/Shoutcast radio streaming
- Navi-X, YouTube, Opensubtitles integration
- FTP Server, NTFS support, Temperature monitor
- FTP client support (Stream content directly from FTP servers)
- Custom background (via plugin)
- Support for BIG5 character encoding, On Screen Keyboard layouts.

Available on Android, Linux, OS/X, Raspberry Pi and PS3

Note: Movian has its own project site where you can learn and even participate. Also you can download the latest releases in the download page.
Name Version Released Hits DL Link
Movian (deank) v5.0.724 06/18/22 1838 Download
Movian (Official) v5.0.548 09/26/18 78828 Download
=== 721/722/723/724
Improved: Instant fast-forward / seek in buffered data
Changed: Loading throbber size, color and speed
Changed: Video playback will do pre-buffer on load *and* seek
Improved: AudioTrack performance (pause/ffwd/rewind)
Improved: Instant fast-forward / seek in buffered data for live HLS streams

=== 720
Improved: SRT/WEBVTT subtitle processing
Changed: Screensaver appearance and timings
Fixed: HLS WEBVTT subtitles crash; All-caps CCs converted to sentence case (English) and long lines split
New: Plugin for Nebula subscribers (http://nebula.app)

=== 716-718
Fixed: Time-shift/chase-play mode during HLS live playback when [From Start] or [Standard with Rewind] is selected for 'HLS Live Playback Mode' in Video settings
Added: HLS support for supplementary subtitle variants (WEBVTT)
Added: HLS subtitles (WEBVTT) support for MPEGTS tag
Added: Support for live YouTube broadcasts in HLS format and WEBVTT subtitles
Fixed: HLS subtitles can be turned off

=== 714-715
Fixed: Crash during AAC audio stream probe (HLS secondary streams)
Added: Home & Settings shortcuts in the ||| Page Settings menu

=== 713
Added: Request for proper Storage Permissions (internal/external/USB)
Added: Remote-control [Menu] button can be mapped to TV/Device Settings (option in Look&Feel Settings)
Added: Android Storage (and USB Drives) on Home screen if option in Look&Feel is enabled

=== 708/712
Added: Detection of Android TV
Added: 'TV Settings' option in Page Settings to launch Device Settings on Android TV (tested on Sony Bravia, MiBox, Toshiba/Vestel Cosmos)
Added: Remote-control [Menu] button mapped to TV/Device Settings
Added: Long-press/Hold of the [OK] button during playback will pause/resume
Added: Option to auto-start a plugin when Movian starts (Settings/General/Launch plugin on Movian start)
Added: Built-in page route "youtubeAT:video_id" to play videos in the native Android YouTube app
Changed: Audio pass-through options default settings changed to 'Off' (please re-enable if needed)
Fixed: Some issues with HLS playback

=== 706/707
Fixed: Handling of 502/504 HTTP errors for live HLS streams
Fixed: Crash during HLS playback with broken segments
Updated: Bulgarian translation

=== 703/704/705
Added: Two preinstalled fonts (useful for Chrome/NACL version)
Fixed: Country detection at startup (ifconfig site)
Added: Bounding box opacity setting in Subtitle settings
Fixed: Bounding box background with colored text/subtitles
Added: Better timing processing for SRT and embedded text subtitles

=== 702
Improved OSD (On Screen Display).
Added support for 'description', 'image', 'startts' and 'endts' videoparams parameters for page.type='video'
Fixed HLS bitrate switching

=== 616
Added: Support for DVB Subtitles in HLS/ts container.
Fixed: HLS Bitrate/Quality switching

=== 614
Changed: If [Audio/Dolby Digital+ Support] is [On/Enabled] all unsupported pass-through codecs will be transcoded to E-AC3/DD+.
Fixed: If [Audio/Dolby Digital+ Support] is [Off/Disabled] E-AC3 audio will be transcoded to DD/AC3 if [Dolby Digital Pass-Through] is enabled, ignoring Device EAC3 capabilities. Solves issues on some devices like Oreo 4k.

=== 5.0.613
Fixed [PLAY] [PAUSE] [STOP] [BACK] button actions during playback.
Improved HLS playback and buffering.
Changes to audio ring-buffer to lower latency and for better lip-sync.

=== 5.0.612
* Fixed rare crashes during HLS playback when remote server disconnects unexpectedly.
* Improved HLS playback

=== 5.0.611
* Added: Option in General Bittorrent: Maximum Number of Connections (20-300). Useful to lower the number of connections for some routers / WiFi setups.

=== 5.0.610
* Reworked MediaCodec buffer handling
* Fixed AV sync issues on some devices introduced in 607-609 versions
* Added support for playback of VIDEO_TS folders (as files only)

=== 5.0.609
Settings/Video Playback:
* Added: "Deinterlace 480i/576i (sw)" option - Works only if hardware acceleration is disabled.
Improves playback of interlaced videos on faster systems (great results on MiBox3 for MPEG2 TV channels/videos and DVD-Video)
* Added: HLS Bitrate: [Highest (Best Quality)] / [Default] - It will always select the highest bitrate and avoid switching/blank screen
* Fixed: Show proper width/height when playing HLS on AndroidTV

Changes in 5.0
This release comes with a new user interface which works better with touch devices as Movian is now also available in Google Play store.

Highlights from this version, in no particular order:


  • New "flat" user interface
  • Official Mac OS X builds (with built-in updater)
  • Official Android builds (with built-in updater)
  • Improved screen saver
  • Better video decoding support on Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi 3 supported
  • Show current time in top-right corner
  • Hardware accelerated video decoding on Android


Have fun!
/Andreas
Name Version Released Hits DL Link
Movian (deank) v5.0.723 06/13/21 31971 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.722 06/05/21 618 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.720 05/04/21 6114 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.718 04/25/21 841 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.717 04/12/21 967 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.716 03/22/21 1324 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.715 03/09/21 1298 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.712 01/25/21 2374 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.711 01/03/21 1565 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.710 12/07/20 2179 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.709 10/24/20 5496 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.707 07/11/20 3715 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.705 06/21/20 9837 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.615 12/19/19 5772 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.613 11/05/19 4800 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.602 07/02/19 5002 Download
Movian (Official) v5.0.490 07/29/17 94073 Download
Movian Testing (Official) v4.99.812 03/27/16 83299 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.99.812 03/27/16 4119 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.99.812 03/27/16 3838 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.9.430 05/11/15 13098 Download
Showtime Stable (Official) v4.8 12/31/14 22242 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.7.494 11/16/14 5681 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.7.494 11/16/14 4876 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.7.095 07/12/14 8375 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.7.095 07/12/14 5304 Download
Showtime Stable (Official) v4.6.10 05/15/14 24571 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.5.328 04/20/14 6174 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.5.328 04/20/14 5071 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.5.302 03/22/14 5513 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.5.302 03/22/14 4844 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.5.087 02/09/14 5917 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.5.087 02/09/14 4786 Download
Showtime Stable v4.4 01/30/14 10525 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.582 12/15/13 8507 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.582 12/15/13 5051 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.536 09/30/13 5444 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.536 09/30/13 4682 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.479 09/06/13 6119 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.282 07/07/13 5154 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.282 07/07/13 4625 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.240 06/02/13 5550 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.240 06/02/13 4790 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.211 05/03/13 5343 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.211 05/03/13 4444 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.154 04/07/13 5237 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.154 04/07/13 4517 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.128 03/30/13 4845 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.128 03/30/13 4637 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.100 03/24/13 4802 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.100 03/24/13 4680 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.048 03/06/13 4777 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.048 03/06/13 4542 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.037 03/01/13 4367 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.037 03/01/13 4507 Download
Showtime Stable v4.2 02/04/13 12388 Download
Showtime Stable (Official) v4.10.41 03/28/16 4945 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.1.307 12/15/12 5193 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.1.264 11/28/12 4921 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.1.264 11/28/12 4301 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.1.200 10/20/12 5188 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.1.200 10/20/12 4725 Download
Showtime v4.0 08/29/12 4626 Download
Showtime v4.0 08/29/12 4636 Download
Showtime v3.4 01/23/12 4499 Download
Showtime v3.2 09/18/11 4404 Download
Showtime v3.0 07/01/11 4331 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v05.00.494 01/01/18 7771 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v05.00.490 09/12/17 2929 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v05.00.406 08/28/16 14756 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v05.00.406 08/28/16 14586 Download