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Leonid Protasov, 01/21/2018 10:12 PM

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h1. Movian 5.0 - List of features
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h2. Supported platforms
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* RPi v1 v2 v3 Zero
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* PS3
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* Linux
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* Mac OS X
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* Android
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* "Google Chrome App":https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/movian/nmgfcbigejokjgholnnnipegblickgnp
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h2. File browsing
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* Local file system 
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* On PS3 and RPi external USB drives (including NTFS) are automounted with read/write support
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* Reads content and can play files from compressed ZIP and uncompressed RAR archives
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* "SMB / CIFS":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block - "Windows shares"
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* "FTP":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol - File Transfer Protocol
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* "UPnP/DLNA":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPnP
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* "WebDAV":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebDAV
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* Torrent client - can directly play audio/video file over bittorrent protocol as well as browsing the torrent file and playing torrent files via magnet links
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h2. Video streaming
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* HTTP - direct file playing over HTTP/HTTPS protocols
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* "HLS":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Live_Streaming -  HTTP Live Streaming. For multi bit rate streams Movian will select optimum stream based on available bandwidth. Streams with internal as well as external multitrack audio are supported.
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* "RTMP":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Messaging_Protocol - Streaming protocol used for Flash players.
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* "HTSP":https://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheadend/wiki/Htsp - Streaming of Live TV from "Tvheadend":https://tvheadend.org
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h2. Audio streaming
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* Icecast / Shoutcast
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h2. Plugins
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Movian supports plugins installed from a centralized repository. Some of the more popular plugins are Youtube, Navi-X, Twitch.tv, Opensubtitles, SVT Play. 
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For the full list of available plugins see "this link":/plugins/movian.
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Plugins are, by default, automatically upgraded when a new version is available.
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Developing plugins is easy. See the [[PluginDevelopment]] wiki page for details.
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h2. Unified search
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Searching using the toolbar on the home page will search in all installed plugins that support searching.
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h2. In-application automatic upgrades.
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On PS3, Mac OS X and RPi Movian can upgrade itself. In addition, on RPi it can also upgrade the entire "STOS operating system":/projects/stos.
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The user can select to upgrade form three different tracks (In Settings -> General):
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* Stable - Most stable version.
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* Testing - Upgraded approximately bi-weekly depending on changes made and risk for severe bugs in the master branch.
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* Bleeding Edge - Tracks master branch. Every commit made by the development team is a new release. Could be very unstable from time to time.
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h2. File formats
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* All formats supported by libav can be played. For instance, MKV, MOV, AVI, M2TS, etc. For a full list see "here":http://libav.org/general.html#Supported-File-Formats-and-Codecs. Currently Movian uses libav version 11.
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h2. Codecs
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* See "libav's list":http://libav.org/general.html#Video-Codecs for supported video decoders
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* See "libav's list":http://libav.org/general.html#Audio-Codecs for supported audio decoders
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* In addition to this Movian can also play various game music formats (not available on all platforms)
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h2. Hardware accelerated video decoding
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* PS3: Accelerated H.264 (up to level 4.2), MPEG-2. PS3's cell codecs do not support hardware accelerated playing of: HEVC/H265, H264 profile > 4.2, H264 High 10 (10bit), VP6, VP8, VC1/WMV9. Movian tries to play those anyway (ie decodes by using CPU). But the success varies to sound only or blackscreen when reframes/resolution are high.
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* RPi: Accelerated H.264 High 10 Profile (up to level 5.0), MPEG-4 (DivX, XviD), MPEG-2 (needs license), VC-1 (needs license). GPU accelerated VP6, VP8 (SD resolutions only), MJPEG, Ogg Theora (up to 720p)
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* Linux: Accelerated H.264 using VDPAU (NVIDIA cards only)
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* OS X: Accelerated H.264
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h2. Audio output
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* PS3: Multi channel audio streams are re-encoded to 6 or 8 channel DTS/AC3 or whatever end device supports (Limitation of PS3 LV2 operating system)
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* Linux: Digital passthrough of DTS, AC3, E-AC3. For PCM output up to 32 bit 192kHz is supported depending on source content. Discrete multi channel output is also supported.
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* RPi: Pass thru over HDMI. Or software decoded 8 or 2 channel PCM output.
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* Other: Stereo output, multichannel audio is down-mixed.
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h2. Built-in metadata lookup
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* Artist and Album graphics are looked up using "last.fm":http://last.fm
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* Movie metadata (including posters) are looked up via "themoviedb.org":http://themoviedb.org
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* TV shows (including posters) are looked up via "thetvdb.org":http://thetvdb.org
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* Metadata lookup can be turned on/off per folder. (Default on)
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* Options exist for user to choose if multiple results are available. A custom search query can also be entered.
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h2. Supported subtitle formats (External files)
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* DVD Subtitles and VOBSUB
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* ASS/SSA
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* SRT
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* SUB (Microdvd)
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* TTML
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* MPL
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* TMPlayer
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* Automatic code page detection using language heuristics
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* On the fly decompression of .zip files and .gz files containing subtitles
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h2. Network services
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* Built in HTTP server available on port 42000. Currently this is mostly used for diagnostics and has HTTP control API.
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* Built in FTP server. This is default disabled but can be enabled in Settings -> Network
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* RPi (STOS) has included SSH server which can be enabled/disabled from Movian UI.
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* RPi (STOS) has included Avahi service which allows to discover devices running Movian by using DNS name "movian.local":http://movian.local/