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Nova Video

Video player for local/network content with subtitle/metadata download support
Nova is an opeN sOurce Video plAyer designed for tablets, phones and AndroidTV devices.available at https://github.com/nova-video-player/aos-AVP

Universal player:
- Play videos from your computer, server (FTP, SFTP), NAS (SMB, UPnP)
- Play videos from external USB storage
- Videos from all sources integrated in a unified multimedia collection
- Automatic online retrieval of movie and TV show descriptions with posters and backdrops
- Integrated subtitle download

Best player:
- Hardware accelerated video decoding for most devices and video formats
- Multi-audio tracks and mutli-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 formats playback for 3D TVs
- Audio Boost mode to increase the volume level
- Night Mode to dynamically adjust the volume level

Browse the way you want:
- 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

And even more:
- Multi-device network video resume
- NFO metadata processing for descriptions and posters
- 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
- Track what your collection and what you have watched via Trakt

In case you have an issue or a request about this app, please check our Reddit support community at this address: https://www.reddit.com/r/NovaVideoPlayer

If you experience any issue with video hardware decoding you can force software decoding in the application preferences.

You are welcome to contribute to the translation of the application at https://crowdin.com/project/nova-video-player

NOVA stands for opeN sOurce Video plAyer.

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  • Version 4.48.13 (404813) - Added on 2020-06-28

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • android.permission.USB_PERMISSION
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
      Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
    • send sticky broadcast
      Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 47 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 4.48.9 (404809) - Added on 2020-06-15

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • android.permission.USB_PERMISSION
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
      Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
    • send sticky broadcast
      Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 47 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 4.48.8 (404808) - Added on 2020-06-09

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • android.permission.USB_PERMISSION
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
      Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
    • send sticky broadcast
      Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 47 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log