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Movian v5.0.716 by Andreas Smas / deank
Last Release: Mar 22, 2021
Downloads: 735714

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.

The versions labeled [CEX] / [DEX] are mods compiled by DeanK.
Name Version Released Hits DL Link
Movian (deank) v5.0.716 03/22/21 982 Download
Movian (Official) v5.0.548 09/26/18 54981 Download
=== 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) v5.0.715 03/09/21 1009 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.712 01/25/21 2109 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.711 01/03/21 1302 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.710 12/07/20 1843 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.709 10/24/20 5217 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.707 07/11/20 3443 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.705 06/21/20 9225 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.615 12/19/19 5490 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.613 11/05/19 4500 Download
Movian (deank) v5.0.602 07/02/19 4665 Download
Movian (Official) v5.0.490 07/29/17 92729 Download
Movian Testing (Official) v4.99.812 03/27/16 82625 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.99.812 03/27/16 3772 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.99.812 03/27/16 3537 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.9.430 05/11/15 12816 Download
Showtime Stable (Official) v4.8 12/31/14 21828 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.7.494 11/16/14 5419 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.7.494 11/16/14 4585 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.7.095 07/12/14 8117 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.7.095 07/12/14 5053 Download
Showtime Stable (Official) v4.6.10 05/15/14 24099 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.5.328 04/20/14 5881 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.5.328 04/20/14 4746 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.5.302 03/22/14 5176 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.5.302 03/22/14 4490 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.5.087 02/09/14 5647 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.5.087 02/09/14 4511 Download
Showtime Stable v4.4 01/30/14 10184 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.582 12/15/13 8218 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.582 12/15/13 4730 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.536 09/30/13 5111 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.536 09/30/13 4384 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.479 09/06/13 5803 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.282 07/07/13 4891 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.282 07/07/13 4320 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.240 06/02/13 5266 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.240 06/02/13 4525 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.211 05/03/13 5042 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.211 05/03/13 4206 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.154 04/07/13 4954 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.154 04/07/13 4264 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.128 03/30/13 4582 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.128 03/30/13 4323 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.100 03/24/13 4479 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.100 03/24/13 4432 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.048 03/06/13 4502 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.048 03/06/13 4300 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.3.037 03/01/13 4107 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.3.037 03/01/13 4236 Download
Showtime Stable v4.2 02/04/13 12063 Download
Showtime Stable (Official) v4.10.41 03/28/16 4700 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.1.307 12/15/12 4963 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.1.307 12/15/12 3906 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.1.264 11/28/12 4704 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.1.264 11/28/12 4076 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v4.1.200 10/20/12 4973 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v4.1.200 10/20/12 4474 Download
Showtime v4.0 08/29/12 4408 Download
Showtime v4.0 08/29/12 4417 Download
Showtime v3.4 01/23/12 4241 Download
Showtime v3.2 09/18/11 4172 Download
Showtime v3.0 07/01/11 4018 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v05.00.494 01/01/18 7519 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v05.00.490 09/12/17 2685 Download
Showtime Testing [CEX] v05.00.406 08/28/16 14518 Download
Showtime Testing [DEX] v05.00.406 08/28/16 14311 Download