arcMedia Lite

arcMedia Lite


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A media player for Android with additional format support.

Extensive container / codec base, including: avi, asf, divx, f4v, flv, m2ts, m3u8, m2v, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mpg, mov, rm, rmvb, ts, vob, webm, wmv and xvid

This is the free version of arcMedia. Please upgrade to arcMedia Pro for more features.

arcMedia Redux is recommended for older devices (please contact support for further assistance).

This version is intended for older devices using the ARMv6 chipset: HTC Wildfire, Hero, LG Optimus, Motorola Fire, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Mini, Sony Xperia X10, Orange Monte Carlo, Viewsonic Viewpad, etc.

Stream or download your media files from a network (samba) share across a wifi or wired connection (including Windows domain authentication).

Full network transport access for HTTP, RTSP, UDP, RTP, RTMP (unencrypted) and MMS. Streaming via all connections is supported: wifi, 3G, ethernet and bluetooth / DLNA.

HTTP live streaming via the m3u8 descriptor format is also supported.

Play online video content directly or download it to your device for offline access (Vimeo, Veoh, etc).

Subtitle support with srt and smi format. Reverse landscape orientation for Android 2.3 or later. Optional on screen display (OSD) for time, battery and screen lock.

A child friendly control lock is also featured.

Folder organsation and editable media file descriptions for easy content management.

Continuous play back and play list support (pls, amp, m3u).

Download your favourite media files and view them offline for added entertainment on that train or plane journey.

Popular downloads displayed as recommendations: eg. Top Gear, QI, Peppa Pig, Champions League football, Doctor Who, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Please note: drm files (eg. encoded wmv streams) are not supported.

This application uses libraries from the FFmpeg project under the LGPLv2.1, further details are available on the arcMedia web site.

MX Player can be selected by preference to supplement the media downloader.

Hardware acceleration and multi-core decoding is implemented where available.

Please use the support email if you have any feedback or feature requests.

Root access is not required to use this app. A shortcut to arcMedia will be added to the device launcher after successful installation.

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Recently changed in this version

added support for Android 4.3 and above

child lock feature now available via the OSD settings

improved downloader implementation

fixed initial aspect ratio bug

intent parser more accurate (3.700)

various other minor bug fixes

Comments and ratings for arcMedia Lite
  • (59 stars)

    by Debra Robinson on 30/05/2014

    I love this app

  • (59 stars)

    by Berry Vallent on 11/05/2014


  • (59 stars)

    by Rene Gajeto on 24/01/2014

    Unable to show video

  • (59 stars)

    by Jerry Oblego on 17/12/2013

    Crashes most of the time

  • (59 stars)

    by George Roberge on 30/11/2013

    The flashing ad saying, "You won- really, we're not kidding" was enough to get me to uninstall this app. Really, people, how about just making a quality app without the freeware gimmicks.

  • (59 stars)

    by Lee Bartholomew on 23/09/2013

    Uses the MX Player to play the videos. Do'h. Copyright problem??

  • (59 stars)

    by Darren Bevan on 04/09/2013

    Working like a charm.

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