• Windows x64 7/8/10
  • Linux x64
  • Android (Armv7) > 4.11

Open Source

Released under GNU Affero GPL v3.0
Source available on github
Commit bug reports to Issues


Multimonitor setups, reporting, SMIL 3.0 (subset description) , HTML5, JPG, PNG, MOV, MP3, MP4, WMV, MPEG-2 and lots more formats

Release Infos

: Version 0.3.0 (Changelog)

It is recommend to uninstall any previous installed versions and clear the player cache

: Version 0.2.0
: First binary release. Version 0.1.0


Supported Formats & Features
  • Multi monitor: can spread a big screen over multiple monitors or select one for showing fullscreen
  • Videoformats: H264, H265, VC1, VP8, MPEG-1/2/4, OGG/Theora, WEBM, TS, VOB, MOV, FLV
  • Audio formats: WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG/Vorbis
  • Image formats: AVI, JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Playlist format: W3C SMIL info
  • Web formats: HTML5 and W3C Widgets info
  • SMIL Container: seq, par and excl
  • SMIL Media: image, video, text and ref media
  • Layouts: multizones for splitscreens etc...
  • Caching: media and index
  • SMIL-Indexes: variable refresh times
  • Http: http redirects and ssl/https
  • Index-Path Config: via command line or config.xml
  • Reporting Events,- play, system and inventory-reports can be sended via WebDav
garlic.sh [options] SMIL_INDEX
-h, --help Displays this help.
-v, --version Displays version information.
-m, --windows-mode fullscreen, bigscreen (when multi monitor) or windowed mode -z, --windows-size size of windows (when windows mode) e.g. 980x540 means 980px width and 540px height -s, --screen-select Starts in 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

It could be used online with web-based content managment systems like SmilControl or SMIL-compatible plattforms.
Offline usage via command-line is also possible.


Linux x64

Deb package (58,7 MB) for Debian 9 (Stretch)
When you use a desktop like KDE or Xfce a menu entry is found under multimedia desktop folder
install with sudo apt install ./garlic-player.deb

Tar xz package (61,5 MB) for using in various 64 Bit Linux distributions
sh garlic.sh starts player

Windows x64

Windows Installer (80,5 MB)
Tested with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Windows 7zip (47,9 MB) to extract in a directory of your choice
Start application via start_garlic.bat or garlic-player.exe in the bin directory

Android Armv7

Android Apk Installer (12,3 MB)
Tested with Android 4.4.1, 5.0.1, 5.1.1, 6.0.2 and 7.x on various devices.
To install this you must activate "Unkown Sources" under device administration.

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