As we have reached more than 5M installations, ARCHOS is happy and proud to let you know that we have just released an open-source community free edition of our video player Android application

 ARCHOS Video Player app aims to offer an uncompromised video experience on Android tablets, smartphones and AndroidTV devices:
    • Play everything
      • Play videos from your computer / server / NAS  (SMB, UPnP, FTP, SFTP)
      • Play videos from external USB storage
      • Videos from all sources seamlessly integrated in a unified collection
      • Automatic online retrieval of Movie and TV show descriptions with poster and backdrop
      • Integrated subtitle download
      • Torrent streaming (previously downloaded .torrent files can directly be opened by the application ; note that no torrent search engine is included in the application)
    • Best Player
      • Hardware accelerated video decoding for most devices and video formats;
      • Multi-audio track and multi-subtitles support
      • Supported file formats: MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc.
      • Supported subtitle file types: SRT, SUB, ASS, SMI, etc.
    • TV friendly
      • Dedicated “leanback” user interface for Android TV
      • AC3/DTS passthrough (HDMI or S/PDIF) on supported hardware: Nexus Player, NVidia SHIELD TV, Rockchip and AmLogic based tv-boxes
      • 3D support with side-by-side and top-bottom playback modes for 3D TVs
      • Audio Boost to increase the audio level of poorly encoded files
      • Night Mode to dynamically adjust the audio level
    • Browse the way you like
      • Instant access to recently added and recently played videos
      • Browse movies by name, genre, year, duration, rating
      • Browse TV shows by seasons
      • Folder browsing supported, if you prefer it old-school style 😉
    • And even more!
      • Share and keep track of what you have watched using Trakt scrobbler (see
      • Multi-device network video resume
      • Use descriptions and posters from NFO files when available
      • Scheduled rescan of your network content (Leanback UI only)
      • Private mode: temporarily disable playback history recording
      • Manually adjust subtitles synchronization
      • Manually adjust audio/video synchronization

And yes, you read it right: a free and open-source edition of ARCHOS video player is now available on github:

Since parts of ARCHOS video player relies on contributions from the open source community, the idea of opening up the code base to a broader developer community came naturally to us.

This way, we think that we can make ARCHOS video player and technology available to a larger and stronger user base and benefit from new contributions, ideas and innovations that will bring up new usages and customer experiences.

Please note that:

ARCHOS video player community edition is totally free and open-source, available under the Apache 2.0 license for the parts not relying on external open-source projects that have their own licensing conditions.

ARCHOS software team

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