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Light Video

A simple GTK4 based video player for mobile phones Source


A minimalistic GTK4 and gstreamer based video player for mobile phones like the Librem 5 aiming for minimal battery usage.

It supports:

  • Inhibiting suspend/idle when playing video
  • Stopping video playback on (i.e. power button toggled) blank
  • Registering as default video player in GNOME control center
  • An indicator whether hardware accleration is in use



Provides accelerated video playback, also on PinePhone. Needs to be set as default app for videos, as it lacks a dialog to open files.

Project links: Links with more information: Links to (pages with) screenshots:


Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: maturing

This project has been in development for some time and is somewhere around a 1.0 release. It should work mostly fine.


 Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.

 This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.


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Packaging status

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Get it on Flathub!

Install as flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/org.sigxcpu.Livi.flatpakref

Build and install your own flatpak: https://gitlab.gnome.org/guidog/livi/-/raw/main/org.sigxcpu.Livi.json

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-or-later Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Backend: gstreamer x264

Programming languages: C

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://gitlab.gnome.org/guidog/livi/-/raw/main/data/org.sigxcpu.Livi.metainfo.xml.in.in