What is Avia?
Avia Media Player for Android lets you play, manage, and share all of your personal media. You get seamless access to photos, videos, and music from social media sites, your home network, and your device’s local storage.
Attention Avia Pro Users - Thank you for your support and enjoy the new extras for FREE
If you originally installed the free version of Avia and upgraded to Avia Pro by performing an in-app purchase, you will get the new extra features automatically when you update Avia
If you originally bought and installed Avia Pro, you will need to follow these steps:
Uninstall all versions of Avia / Avia Pro on your devices.
Download and install the latest free version of Avia.
Perform an in-app purchase to unlock the extras.
- Email us at email@example.com so that we can refund your original Avia Pro purchase.
Unlock Extras - What do I get?
Unlocking extras within Avia will enable the following features:
- Cast your personal media to Chromecast or DLNA enabled devices.
- Access media stored on Dropbox.
- Support themes.
- Remove all ads.
I have unlocked Avia’s “extras” on my phone, but I want to use the extras on my tablet. How do I do this?
Install the free version of Avia on your other devices. When the app loads, it will automatically unlock the extra features.
- You can install Avia on as many devices that you own.
I am trying to play music / videos with Avia but they won’t play. Why?
Avia will only play music and video files that your device supports.
- Please check that your device supports the music or video file that you are trying to play.
What audio and video formats are supported by Chromecast?
The list of supported formats for Chromecast are available at developers.google.com/cast/supported_media_types.
I can’t see my other devices using Avia. Why?
Avia will only connect to devices that are on the same WiFi network.
- Please ensure that the devices you wish to share media with are all using the same WiFi network. If the problem persists, please try re-booting all of the devices.
What versions of Android is Avia compatible with?
Avia is compatible with all Android versions higher than Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
I have deleted a file within Avia but the file is still showing. Why didn’t the file delete?
Avia will delete the file immediately, but the user interface will not update until the media database is scanned again. This may take some time, but once the scan completes, the file will no longer appear.
- You can force a scan, by going to the “Add media” page and select the circular arrow icon next to “Media Database” in the “Local” section.
How are subtitles enabled in Avia?
Avia supports subtitles embedded in the movie on devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and greater.
Avia supports loading external subtitles (.srt, .sub, .smi, and .ssa) on devices running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and greater.
You will need to create or acquire a supported subtitle file for the video and store it on your device or USB stick. There are several apps within the Android market to help you do this.
To play a video with an external subtitle file:
Start the video
From the video playback screen, select the subtitle button found in the action bar at the top of the screen.
From the menu select “Open subtitles file” and browse to the location to where you have stored the subtitle file
- Select the subtitle file
How do I enable subtitles when casting to another device?
This is not currently supported
Subtitles may be played locally on the DLNA enabled device you are casting to:
A subtitle file will need to be located on the device you’re casting to.
- You will need to load the subtitle file on the DLNA receiver by following the instructions for playing external subtitles.
Difficulty playing video when casting to Chromecast or DLNA enabled devices. Why?
The minimum recommendation for casting video wirelessly is a 802.11N WiFi router.
When possible have systems such as your PC, NAS, or Google TV connected to your network directly via ethernet to reduce the amount of traffic on your wireless network. This will improve your media experience.
- Chromecast currently has difficulty streaming video with a bit rate of 10Mbit/s or greater. When recording video that you’d like to use with Chromecast, 720p quality is recommended.
How to optimize your phones video recordings for streaming to the Chromecast.
Videos recorded at 1080p tend to stutter and rebuffer frequently while streaming to the Chromecast. If you don’t require 1080p videos you can configure your phone to record at 720p instead and have a better experience.
- Open the camera application and go to video mode, click the button for adjusting flash, etc and pick the settings option. Set the “Video quality” to HD 720p. Now your videos will record at 720p and will be able to Cast to the Chromecast cleanly.
I downloaded Avia and I’m unable to cast when I select the Chromecast button. Why?
Please try to reboot your Chromecast to receive the latest update, then try to cast again from Avia.
What is Casting?
Casting is a simple way to share media between connected devices. When you cast a video, photo, or song to Chromecast or DLNA-enabled devices, it begins to play on that device’s screen and speakers. You can then use Avia as a remote to control the media on the device that you’re casting to.
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.
DLNA refers to a technology that allows you to find and connect to other devices on your network so that you can easily share content between devices.
- Official site of DLNA is dlna.org.
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