LLs Video Player

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My video player allows for playing back local files (via a built-in file-browser) and remote files (from sites like youtube or rtp or mms streams) 


It is based upon the gstreamer engine shipped with Sailfish OS and only supports codecs that are supported by that gstreamer layer.

Current features include:

  • Cover with pause and play function
  • Open local files with file browser (except version 0.6) & video file picker (since version 0.6)
  • Open remote files via url (detects youtube urls and is able to play them)
  • Open URL Page with history of the 10 last played urls (local or remote)
  • Youtube Search Page integrated
  • Timeline with ability to hide/unhide and scroll through media file
  • Show media metadata
  • Registers mimetypes for audio and video files in Sailfish OS automatically (for opening up with xdg-open or via jolla-fileman and others)
  • Can be used from terminal (e.g. harbour-videoPlayer /path/to/local/file) 
  • Subtitle support for *.srt files 
  • Get artist information over Wikipedia
  • Get more videos from same artist on Youtube
  • History support
  • Integrated youtube-dl support  (see supported sites: https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html)
  • TOHKBD shortcuts support
  • Playlist support (Creating, Opening, Saving PLS files)
  • Download Youtube Videos and Audios in different formats

Video demonstrations:






You can find the code here: https://github.com/llelectronics/videoPlayer

Donations can be done via PayPal

Application versions: 
File harbour-videoplayer-0.1-3.armv7hl.rpm85.28 KB23/05/2018 - 09:49
File harbour-videoplayer-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm87.86 KB08/01/2014 - 00:39
File harbour-videoplayer-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm87.87 KB11/01/2014 - 18:15
File harbour-videoplayer-0.3-2.armv7hl.rpm87.89 KB24/01/2014 - 02:26
File harbour-videoplayer-0.3-3.armv7hl.rpm97.37 KB13/02/2014 - 19:37
File harbour-videoplayer-0.3-4.armv7hl.rpm101.31 KB26/02/2014 - 00:42
File harbour-videoplayer-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm103.64 KB06/03/2014 - 03:35
File harbour-videoplayer-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm106.48 KB03/04/2014 - 22:04
File harbour-videoplayer-0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm108.46 KB23/10/2014 - 14:59
File harbour-videoplayer-0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm109.2 KB10/11/2014 - 19:23
File harbour-videoplayer-0.7-2.armv7hl.rpm109.27 KB13/11/2014 - 20:26
File harbour-videoplayer-0.7-3.armv7hl.rpm109.49 KB15/11/2014 - 15:55
File harbour-videoplayer-0.7-4.armv7hl.rpm109.78 KB17/11/2014 - 18:35
File harbour-videoplayer-0.7-5.armv7hl.rpm110.56 KB20/11/2014 - 13:53
File harbour-videoplayer-0.7-6.armv7hl.rpm122.5 KB23/11/2014 - 21:55
File harbour-videoplayer-0.7-7.armv7hl.rpm122.45 KB26/11/2014 - 16:28
File harbour-videoplayer-0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm123.59 KB03/02/2015 - 22:41
File harbour-videoplayer-0.8-2.armv7hl.rpm123.63 KB05/02/2015 - 17:53
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-1.armv7hl.rpm134.39 KB18/02/2015 - 20:49
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-2.armv7hl.rpm134.47 KB19/02/2015 - 00:23
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-3.armv7hl.rpm100.85 KB13/05/2015 - 17:52
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-4.armv7hl.rpm900.08 KB29/05/2015 - 18:44
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-5.armv7hl.rpm900.33 KB31/07/2015 - 19:23
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-6.armv7hl.rpm902.68 KB06/08/2015 - 18:55
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-7.armv7hl.rpm902.54 KB14/08/2015 - 18:54
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-8.armv7hl.rpm992.91 KB31/08/2015 - 14:04
File harbour-videoplayer-0.9-9.armv7hl.rpm997.66 KB20/10/2015 - 15:12
File harbour-videoplayer-1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm997.69 KB03/12/2015 - 20:13
File harbour-videoplayer-1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1007.3 KB06/03/2016 - 19:01
File harbour-videoplayer-1.1-1.i486.rpm1015.08 KB06/03/2016 - 19:01
File harbour-videoplayer-1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm1.51 MB19/04/2016 - 18:53
File harbour-videoplayer-1.2-1.i486.rpm1.52 MB19/04/2016 - 18:53
File harbour-videoplayer-1.4-1.armv7hl.rpm1.51 MB29/06/2016 - 14:54
File harbour-videoplayer-1.4-1.i486.rpm1.51 MB29/06/2016 - 14:54
File harbour-videoplayer-1.5-1.armv7hl.rpm1.51 MB08/09/2016 - 19:32
File harbour-videoplayer-1.5-1.i486.rpm1.52 MB08/09/2016 - 19:32
File harbour-videoplayer-1.6-1.armv7hl.rpm1.51 MB03/12/2016 - 16:20
File harbour-videoplayer-1.6-1.i486.rpm1.52 MB03/12/2016 - 16:20
File harbour-videoplayer-1.7-1.armv7hl.rpm1.89 MB12/12/2016 - 21:46
File harbour-videoplayer-1.7-1.i486.rpm1.9 MB12/12/2016 - 21:46
File harbour-videoplayer-1.8-1.armv7hl.rpm1.89 MB09/02/2017 - 16:08
File harbour-videoplayer-1.8-1.i486.rpm1.9 MB09/02/2017 - 16:08
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9-1.i486.rpm1.9 MB11/05/2017 - 18:14
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9-1.armv7hl.rpm1.9 MB11/05/2017 - 18:14
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.9 MB15/06/2017 - 15:00
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.1-1.i486.rpm1.9 MB15/06/2017 - 15:00
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.2-1.i486.rpm1.9 MB16/06/2017 - 13:35
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.2-1.armv7hl.rpm1.9 MB16/06/2017 - 13:35
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.2-1.armv7hl.rpm1.9 MB13/01/2019 - 17:46
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.3-1.armv7hl.rpm2.06 MB22/10/2017 - 20:26
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.3-1.i486.rpm2.07 MB22/10/2017 - 20:26
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.4-1.armv7hl.rpm2.07 MB11/11/2017 - 15:07
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.4-1.i486.rpm2.07 MB11/11/2017 - 15:07
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.5-1.armv7hl.rpm2.07 MB27/11/2017 - 19:33
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.5-1.i486.rpm2.08 MB27/11/2017 - 19:33
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.6-1.armv7hl.rpm2.13 MB17/04/2018 - 19:59
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.6-1.i486.rpm2.14 MB17/04/2018 - 19:59
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.7-1.armv7hl.rpm2.18 MB08/06/2018 - 17:32
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.7-1.i486.rpm2.19 MB08/06/2018 - 17:32
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.8-1.i486.rpm2.21 MB02/08/2018 - 13:46
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.8-1.armv7hl.rpm2.2 MB02/08/2018 - 13:46
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.9-1.i486.rpm2.23 MB09/11/2018 - 13:08
File harbour-videoplayer-1.9.9-1.armv7hl.rpm2.22 MB09/11/2018 - 13:08
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm2.24 MB13/01/2019 - 16:30
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.0-1.i486.rpm2.25 MB13/01/2019 - 16:30
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm2.28 MB19/04/2019 - 14:27
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.1-1.i486.rpm2.29 MB19/04/2019 - 14:27
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.2-1.i486.rpm2.3 MB25/05/2019 - 16:53
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm2.3 MB25/05/2019 - 16:53
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.3-1.i486.rpm2.3 MB25/05/2019 - 17:11
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm2.3 MB25/05/2019 - 17:11
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm2.29 MB28/07/2019 - 18:41
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.4-1.i486.rpm2.3 MB28/07/2019 - 18:41
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm2.29 MB11/09/2019 - 23:58
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.5-1.i486.rpm2.3 MB11/09/2019 - 23:58
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm2.29 MB12/10/2019 - 14:21
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.6-1.i486.rpm2.3 MB12/10/2019 - 14:21
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm2.28 MB30/05/2020 - 10:47
File harbour-videoplayer-2.0.7-1.i486.rpm2.29 MB30/05/2020 - 10:47
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm2.33 MB06/10/2020 - 06:32
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.0-1.i486.rpm2.34 MB06/10/2020 - 06:32
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm2.33 MB08/10/2020 - 04:16
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.1-1.i486.rpm2.34 MB08/10/2020 - 04:16
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm2.35 MB09/10/2020 - 01:36
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.2-1.i486.rpm2.36 MB09/10/2020 - 01:36
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.3-1.i486.rpm2.36 MB24/10/2020 - 02:56
File harbour-videoplayer-3.0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm2.35 MB24/10/2020 - 02:56
  • Fix no interactivity after youtube-dl error
  • Update ytdl
  • Check if shipped ytdl is newer and overwrite local copy if thats true


llelectronics's picture


Dual Audio support currently not possible as gstreamer does not expose the audio channels to the qml api

lpr's picture

mms support seems to be broken, I only get the message:
WARNING: Could not send HEAD request to mms://[url-link] : <urlopen error unknown url type:mms> ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error unknown url type:mms> (caused by URLError(u'unknown url type: mms',))

libmms.so.0 and libgstmms.so are installed and are working according to $> gst-inspect-1.0 mms

llelectronics's picture

New Gstreamer version should come out with 2.1.1 lets see and hope it fixes it. 

lpr's picture

hm, I'm already on gstreamer-1.10 planned for 2.1.1, so it doesn't seem to get fixed by gstreamer...

llelectronics's picture

Have you reported it to Jolla yet ? Like on TJC ?

lpr's picture

no, I haven't yet, but jolla doesn't even provide libmms and libgstmms[gstreamer1.0-bad jolla-official]...

fr3d's picture


I get a "missing plugin" message. movie format is "ts".

Doesn't work out of the box playing ts-files ?

Do I need to convert ?




llelectronics's picture

TS is a video streaming protocoll. There are many codecs that might use it. So it might be not supported by gstreamer provided by SailfishOS

Rafaelvlmendes's picture

Hi. When login with YTDL only looping and the videos example VEVO no work. Any who help? Thanks

llelectronics's picture

Replies in the comments of the demo video: https://youtu.be/DoJM3X5sloE

lunatix's picture

Hi, thanks for this great app. Do you think it would possible to have +10s button on the screen on the jolla phone app. I think you add this shortcut with the TOH Keyboard, but I would really appreciate it on the screen since I don't have the keyboard :)

llelectronics's picture

Added a rew and ffwd button in git today. Needs still some polishing as it currently only works when the playback is paused. 

I need to rearrange the overlay code a bit for this. 

lunatix's picture

Hey! Thanks a lot, looking forward to these new features!

EDIT: just tried it, seems to work perfectly! As you mentioned, the only limitation is it has to be in pause to work, but that's a goot start. Thanks a lot and great reactivity!

llelectronics's picture

New version is out now. 

It should work now as intended. The only limitation is that the file needs to be loaded (so play needs to be pressed once to have ffwd/rew working)

Bonus feature if you have a playlist and press and hold ffwd/rew it will skip to next ot previous track. 

lunatix's picture

Works perfectly! Thanks a lot!

Horus's picture

Hi, I have two features that I would really like. First one to have the option to play only as audio and especially the second one to play whole subfolders and remember the current file and postion in the file played. That would be really great. Use case example: listening to movies, while riding without watching... lower current consumption and higher security . ;) The second one is more obvious, multiple files for one subject, e.g. series or learning videos.

I hope its possible and you loke the idea...

llelectronics's picture

Play only as audio would bring what benefit?
If you only want to listen to the audio part you can turn off the screen.
The playlist support allows you to add a whole folder to the playlist and play it back.
Remembering file position is included aswell. I am not sure what you mean by higher security. In terms of power consumption there is no difference playing an audio or video file when the screen is turned off.
I think the multiple files for one topic thing can be achieved with playlist support already included.

carmenluci's picture

I can't install it in SailfishOS from Warehouse.
I tried to install last version from Terminal but I got an error with python:
"File ./core/i486/python-2.7.9-1.4.2.i486.rpm not found on medium 'https://releases.jolla.com/releases/"

llelectronics's picture

Try refreshing the package list with 

devel-su pkcon refresh

in terminal. 

carmenluci's picture

Great!! I got it!!
Thank you so much!!

olf's picture

Kudos for this awesome SFOS application.
I stumbled over a little annoying bug, though:
When opening a YouTube video from the bookmarks, the video quality chooser in the lower right corner is not displayed!
This is not the case (i.e. the video quality chooser is there), when opening a video from YouTube search.
Tested with LLs Video Player v1.4 under SFOS

llelectronics's picture

It is a technical limitation as it saves the direct url to the video. So no quality chooser.

olf's picture

Thanks for the clarification, although I think this is a bit unfortunate.
So one should set the video quality first and bookmark then, correct?
NB: The (otherwise inferior) YTPlayer (from Jolla Store or Warehouse) handles that better. (Unfortunately the Video URLs are not visible in YTPlayer's bookmarks at the GUI, so I cannot quickly check, how.)

llelectronics's picture

Version 1.5 should fix this annoyance. So bookmarks on youtube videos should add the original youtube url (not the stream url).

llelectronics's picture

Yes exactly. Though I am not sure if the url is then always available or if it expires. (Google does some of this stuff on its videos to prevent people from downloading them)

edit: Regarding YTPlayer it might save the URL to the Youtube Video (not the direct video stream url) and then when clicking on the bookmark tries getting the real stream urls which grabs all available quality streams. 
I will take a look into if I can manage to do the same when I update the bookmarkmanager.

eatdirt's picture


I am using your fantastic app, as many others, but I have tried the recently posted Kodi package:


It's very nice too, but has issues to decode big videos on the jolla phone, such as full HD mkv with DTS sound, whereas the same video plays super smoothly with Lls vPlayer.

If you have any idea how to improve Kodi about this, that would be nice if you could post some comments/suggestions on Kodi openrepos' frontpage.




llelectronics's picture

Thanks for notifying me. I send an answer to your thread there. In general my player simply uses the officially supported libs to for media playback that use gstreamer and hardware acceleration in the background for it through the android driver. 

vicentpavel's picture


I cannot play avi files, only mp4 files.

Should I install anything else?

Than ks in advance.

llelectronics's picture

Depends on the codec used in the avi container.
You can try installing those and see if it works: https://openrepos.net/content/larswad/gstreamer-1x-bad-extra-codecs-145

Laurent_C's picture


Thank you for your app.

Until now I used VLC for Android but yesterday, with the new update, I discovered your player. It works as well. Tested video and audio, all were working.
Thank a lot.