Updates XBMC Source Code for their AllWinner A20 and A31 based Android Media Players

Just at the end of last year, released XBMC apks for their AV100 and AV200 media players, respectively powered by AllWinner A20 and AllWinner A31 SoCs. The company already had an XBMC repository on github, but at the time it hadn’t been updated for a year.

Things have changed since then, as they’ve committed several changes, some of them related to AllWinner SoCs to their XBMC repository. I haven’t look into details, but it could be is now in compliance with the GPLv2 license which XBMC is licensed under. If the code is complete, another “side effect” could be there’s finally support for AllWinner A20 (and A10) for XBMC Android. Previsouly, some people tried the AV100 APK on other AllWinner A10/A20 devices, but it did not work, most probably because they locked the binary to their devices, something that would be more difficult to do if the code is complete. If XBMC’s version used a proprietary player however it may still not work. Nevertheless it may be worth a try. AllWinner A31 is already supported by default in XBMC 13.

Thanks to Harley for the tip.

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4 Replies to “ Updates XBMC Source Code for their AllWinner A20 and A31 based Android Media Players”

  1. @tucker fileds
    Since then, I’ve been informed the source code released by is incomplete, so it is not usable.
    So there may not be a way to run XBMC on Ruach box or other AllWinner A20 devices, unless you use XAF Custom build of XBMC, using an external player to play videos.

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