Act 1 Video Player
The best Android video player available!
Download Act 1
You can download the video player through the Android Market (recommended) by using the links below:
You can view Act 1 on the Android Market web site
If you want to purchase the full version but don't have access to the Android
Market, you can also purchase it from slideme.org by
If you want to download a trial version directly, you can get it here.
They are apk files that you can install on Android devices.
The latest trial version here is the same as the one you can download and
install from the Android Market.
Latest: Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.12.1
- Update for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which now requires internet permissions when doing streaming
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.12.0
- New preference to show music in the videos list for playback
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.11.0
- Two-finger accellerated seek
- Locale appropriate video sorting
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.10.0
- Better recognition of seek vs. volume gestures
- Better preferences for behavior of the seek area
- Change for G2x to help with automatic orientation changes
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.9.0
- Bluetooth/headset control of background video playback
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.8.0
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.7.0
- Volume control by finger drag up and down
- Preferences to enable drag seeking and drag volume controls
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.6.1
- New preference to persist the paused message
- Button brightness setting is now remembered with screen brightness
- Various other things
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.5.0
- New preference for hiding the progress bar while seeking
- Internal changes
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.4.0
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.3.1
- New custom zoom feature while playing
- New sort by size option; size of folder groups shown
- Playlist position remembered after a configuration change
- Registers as a player for RTSP URLs
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.2.0
- Reorganized preferences
- New preference to disable Bluetooth buttons
- New preference to disable wmv warnings
- New context menu options for background playback
- More robust background playback
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.1.1
- Fixed a bug that prevented Act 1 from being used with some file managers
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.1.0
- New "Feature Menu" can be shown by tapping the lower right of the screen during playback
- New on-screen volume controls (available via said menu)
- Video streaming support
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.0.1
- Fixed the lock screen feature which broke in the last update
Act 1 Video Player Trial v3.0.0
- Long-press the video screen to reveal a new cheat sheet for touch zones
- The old seekbar was replaced by a comprehensive video controls
- Exclude whole folders of video from the list with .act1ignore files
- Lots of other little stuff
- Fix for playlist shortcuts that weren't being persisted after reboot
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.17.0
- Playlists can be randomized with a new application preference
- New app launcher icon which resumes the last video played
- Bookmark limit increased to 20 (but still only first 10 with keyboard shortcuts)
- Button brightness slider available with the screen brightness slider (Android 2.2+ only)
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.16.0
- Added the "Play in the Background" menu option while playing a video
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.15.1
- Can be moved to external storage on Froyo
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.15.0
- Added ability to save home screen shortcuts to videos and playlists
- Added "Add All to Playlist" context option for video groups
- Playlists no longer use or save resume points for individual videos.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.14.0
- Deals better with malformed SRT files
- Handle resume when launched as the video player from another app
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.13.0
- Thumbnails in video lists selectable by preference
- Reorganized some preferences
- Fixed bug with resume of video when video is interrupted
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.11.0
- Recognizes videos on the HTC Incredible internal storage
- HTML support in SRT subtitles
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.10.0
- BETA support for SRT subtitles
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.9.0
- New preference to save brightness setting
- New menu options during playback for screen lock and show/hide all visuals
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.8.0
- Zoom adjustment during playback
- Smoother seeking
- Feedback and web menu options in the chooser
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.7.1
- Fixed errant touch zones
- Uniform swipe seeking (1 inch = 30 seconds)
- Throttled swipe seeking for short videos
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.7.0
- Workaround for N1 "white screen" problem
- New screen touch zone for battery toggle to the left of the clock toggle
- Bug fix for random video starts
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.6.0
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.5.0
- New icon with different screen densities
- Bluetooth media key support (hopefully)
- Crippled some functionality of the detailed video list preference
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.4.0
- BETA Aspect Full zoom mode, may not work on all devices
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.3.1
- Improved seek, pause, and resume behavior, especially if playback is interrupted
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.3.0
- Added a menu option to switch to a video list grouped by containing folder
- Working around a bug when there was a % in a file path
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.2.0
- Added a "Screen Off" mode (new menu option during play) which lets you save battery by turning off the screen while playing videos if you are just listening.
- Added a Done button with the brightness controls
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.1.0
- New D-pad video seek options (for Droid), see help for details
- Better messaging and notifications
- "Regular maintenance"
Act 1 Video Player Trial v2.0.0
- Requires Android 1.6+
- Support for any size screen (Droid)
- Zoom options (aspect, full, none)
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.13.0
- Trying to defend against a bizarre exception that happens on a minority of devices.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.12.1
- Trying to defend against a bizarre exception that happens on a minority of devices.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.12.0
- Trackball button now toggles lock of all touch controls (not just trackball seeking)
- New menu option for toggling display of all visual elements while playing
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.11.0
- Android 1.5 (cupcake) now required
- Added video list sorting preference and menu option
- Added brightness slider
- Restored transparency to text overlays for cupcake
- Corrected an uncommon aspect ratio bug that could happen for high bitrate videos
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.10.1
- Back button quits video playing faster.
- Player resets its state properly after being preempted by another app and resumed.
- Tried some crazy things to prevent minority force close issue on startup.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.10.0
- Added ability to jump to a video's bookmark from the video chooser by long-press.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.9.0
- Added a new Refresh menu option to force Android to re-scan external storage for new media.
- Better indications about the state of the external storage (missing and shared).
- Can be used as the player from within the Android 1.5 Camcorder application.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.8.0
- Added simple bookmark feature.
- Can be used as the default player by more file managers (fixed f/c in some cases)
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.7.0
- During playback, the camera button now disables all screen and button controls on the device.
- Added a version info dialog on startup.
- Added startup tips.
- Disabled screen brightness control hack for latest Android OS update.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.6.0
- Faster and better video browser. May fix problems that some people have had with seeing music in the list.
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.5.0
- Lock/unlock trackball seeking by clicking the trackball
- New timer format options (remaining/elapsed/total)
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.4.1
- Restored auto rotate to video list
- Better error handling
- Misc. behavior enhancements
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.4.0
- Added auto roration to orientation preferences
- Fixed case sensitivity problem in file viewer (sees "MP4" in addition to "mp4")
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.3.1
- Fixed crash on file delete
- Toggle all display elements includes battery info
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.3.0
- Enhanced video browser
- Minor tweaks to behavior, hopefully faster
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.2.0
- Added basic haptic feedback
- Added battery status
- Minor tweaks to behavior
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.1.0
- Added keyboard controls for screen brightness (use Q and W)
- Made the trial less crippling
Act 1 Video Player Trial v1.0.2
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