• Windows x64
  • Linux
  • Android Armv7
  • and more


HTML5 and SMIL are licence-free open industry standards.

What is Garlic-Player?

Garlic-player is a Digital Signage Media Player. It is W3C SMIL 3.0 compatible, platform independent and Open Source.
Garlic can be used online and offline. It works with SMIL compatible software or web-based content management systems. For example SmilControl. Usage via command-line for scripts is also possible.

Fast, powerful and simple

  • plays most codecs without requiring codec packages.
  • no spyware, no advertising and no user tracking.
  • multi platform



Supported Featuress & Formats

  • Multi monitor support
  • Multiple zone for splitscreens etc...
  • Remote Configuration and manually
  • WebDav Reporting Playlogs, Inventory…
  • Video codecs H264/265, VC1, VP8/9, MPEG-1/2/4…
  • Audio WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG/Vorbis
  • Images: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Playlist format W3C SMIL
  • Web format HTML5 and W3C Widgets


garlic.sh [options] SMIL_INDEX
-h, --help Displays this help.
-v, --version displays version information.
-m, --windows-mode fullscreen, bigmultiscreen or windowed
-z, --windows-size e.g. 980x540
-s, --screen-select selected screen number.
Arguments: SMIL_INDEX Path to SMIL index

App commands (Hotkeys)
  • toogle fullscreen with Ctrl-F
  • toogle bigscreen with Ctrl-B
  • quit app with Ctrl-Q
  • open configuration dialog with Ctrl-S



Current stable v0.3.0

Latest Developer Downloads

Or visit our CI-Builds directories.

Old Stable Versions

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