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Frequently Asked Questions
You can also refer to our list of frequently asked questions below:
1. Is aVia free?
Yes, aVia is free to download from Google Play or the Amazon Appstore. The global version of aVia that supports multiple languages (French and Japanese- Korean and Spanish coming soon) can be downloaded here (Google Play link), or here (Amazon Appstore link) for $0.99.
2. What size is the aVia application?
3. What types of media, extensions and codecs does aVia support?
aVia supports playback of all media types but may be limited by the platform where it is installed. Specifically aVia supports the following:
- Audio files: mp4, m4a, mka, mp3, ogg, .wav
- Video files: 3gp, 3g2, flv, f4v, mkv, mp4, m4v, avi, divx, mov, qt, mpg, mpeg
- Picture files: Jpeg, gif, png, bmp
- Audio Codecs: PCM, aac, ac3, mpeg (2/3/4), AMR
- Video Codecs: H264 (AVC), H263, Mpeg2
4. Does aVia support iTunes?
aVia does support playback of iTunes content but it does not support syncing iTunes libraries and playlists.
- Android devices cannot play songs with Digital Rights Management
- iTunes music purchased after 4/7/2009 & iTunes “plus” music don’t have DRM
- iTunes users can upgrade DRM protected content to iTunes plus versions using the iTunes app
- There are applications available for users to sync their iTunes libraries & playlists to their Android devices. One recommended application for syncing your iTunes library with your Android devices is iSyncr available from http://www.jrtstudio.com
| iSyncr is a trademark of JRT Studio LLC | Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions |
iTunes and iTunes Plus are a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
5. Does aVia support “big clouds”, such as Amazon Cloud or Google Cloud?
No, aVia does not support “big clouds”
6. How do I add local content to aVia?
There are 2 options for adding local content to aVia:
- Download content from the web to a device running aVia
- Plug a USB device into the device that is running aVia
- While using aVia, long press on a media file and select "Download to local"
7. What permissions are used by aVia and why are these permissions needed?
Below is a list of all permissions that aVia needs access to followed by a brief explanation of why the data is needed.
- FULL INTERNET ACCESS: Used for DLNA, Facebook integration, Picasa integration and Google Analytics.
- VIEW WIFI STATE
- ALLOW WIFI MULTICAST RECEPTION
- VIEW NETWORK STATE: Used for DLNA (which uses UPnP, a multicast protocol). Used to hold the WiFi lock while the user it playing music in the background.
- VIEW NETWORK STATE
- READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY: Used to detect the start of incoming/outgoing calls so we can pause music playback.
- PREVENT DEVICE FROM SLEEPING: Used to keep the device from going into low-power mode and stopping music when playing music in the background.
- MODIFY/DELETE USB STORAGE CONTENTS MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS: Used to download DLNA content locally.
- DISCOVER KNOWN ACCOUNTS
- USE THE AUTHENTICATION CREDENTIALS OF AN ACCOUNT
- MANAGE THE ACCOUNTS LIST: Used to let the user log into Facebook and Picasa using their saved system authentication tokens. This way, the user does not need to enter his or her username and passwords directly into aVia, and can instead rely on the Android OS storing the credentials securely.
- COARSE LOCATION: Used to provide concert ticket recommendations for you. We do not collect or report this information in any way. It is only used locally by the application to query StubHub for concerts available in your area.
8. How are subtitles enabled in aVia?
aVia supports SRT subtitles. In order to view subtitles with aVia, you will need to create or acquire an SRB subtitle stream for the video and store it on your device or USB stick. There are several apps within the Android market to help do this for you. Once this is complete, the steps are simple:
- Start the video
- From the video playback screen, select the subtitle button (lower left corner)
- From the menu, browse to the location to where you have stored the subtitle file
- Select the subtitle file for the video
9. What is DLNA?
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard used by manufacturers of consumer electronics to allow entertainment devices within the home to share their content with each other across a home network. Official site of DLNA is http://www.dlna.org
10. What are some recommended DLNA programs?
- Windows Media Player: Find details on setting up Windows Media Player to share files here
- TVersity Media Server: Find details for setting up TVersity to share files here
- TwonkyMedia Server: Find details for setting up TWonkyMedia Server to share files here
11. What is the Vitamio Plug-in (Codec)?
Most android devices only support a limited number of Video formats. With the 4.0 release of aVia we've integrated the Vitamio plug-in to enable support for additional media types.
NOTE: Currently the Vitamio plug-in not available for Google TV devices.
12. How do I install the Vitamio Plug-in for the Kindle Fire?
The following steps should be run on the Kindle Fire:
13. How do I install the Vitamio Plug-in from Google Play?
The Vitamio plug-in is available from the Google Play and Amazon app stores.
To install directly from the market:
- Launch aVia
- Open the aVia settings menu and click on "Click to install Vitamio plug-in (codec)".
- Click on the "Install" button on the "Install Vitamio plug-in" dialog.
- This will take you to install page for the app market and automatically select the correct version of the plug-in for your device.
- Click on the "Install" button on the app market page.
- Click on "Accept & Download".
- Press the Android "back" key to return to aVia.
- Exit aVia and restart it.
- That's it! You've installed the plug-in!
We also have some videos that provide more detail on each of aVia's main features:
Release 5.0 Demo
Introduction to aVia's main menu
The now playing screen: music
The now playing screen: videos
The now playing screen: photos
Creating and editing playlists
Changing aVia's settings
How to Fling