HelixPlayer for Symbian v3.0


HelixPlayer for Symbian v3.0

HelixPlayer for Symbian v3.0 project advances the technology supported in the HelixPlayer for Symbian v1.0 to Atlas version of Helix DNA Client and ports the player to the latest released version of Symbian OS (9.1).

Helix DNA Client for Symbian v3.0 GUI:

https://helixcommunity.org/dbimage.php https://helixcommunity.org/dbimage.php https://helixcommunity.org/dbimage.php https://helixcommunity.org/dbimage.php

Project Goals:


The new features in this player are inherited from Atlas and Cayenne versions of Helix DNA Client. The highlight features are summarized below:

Feature Area Features
File formats .3gp, .mp3, .amr, .rm, .ram, .ngt, .wma, .wmv, .asx, .sdp
Audio Codecs MP3, AMR-NB, AAC+, RA8-LBR, RA10, RA-Voice, WMA9, WMV9, Vorbis
Video Codecs H263+, MPEG4, H264, RV8, RV9, RV10, WMV9, Theora
Systems Plugins, MediaNuggets, PlayNow1.0, TrueLive

Project Plan:

  • Build Player woth Symbian S60 2nd Edition FP3 PSDK (Symbian8.1) - [COMPLETED]
  • Resolve Run-time Player issues on Symbian8.1 S60 Emulator - [COMPLETED]
  • Remove old, shimmed network stack with new stack from hxclient_2_1_0_cayennes branch - [COMPLETED]
  • Verify streaming and datatype functionality on Symbian8.1 S60 Emulator - [COMPLETED]
  • Build Player with Symbian S60 3rd Edition PSDK (Symbian9.1) - [COMPLETED]
    Anticipated Issues:
    • Platform Security APIs
    • APPS to EX
    • UI widgets
  • Resolve run-time Player issues (including performance) on Symbian9.1 S60 Emulator - [COMPLETED]
  • Build Player with Symbian S60 3rd Edition PSDK (Symbian9.1) for the device - [COMPLETED]
  • Resolve Run-time Player issues (including performance) on Nokia N73 Device - [COMPLETED]
  • Perform stability testing accross common use cases - [COMPLETED]
  • Release product to Helix Community - [COMPLETED]

Project Members:

  • Engineers:
    • Gurpreet Ahluwalia
    • Gaurav Bajaj
    • Satish Chaturvedi
    • Angelo DeGiorgio
  • Consultants:
    • Rahul Agarwal
    • Milko Boic
    • Greg Wright
  • Project Manager:
    • Milko Boic


You can grab pre-built binaries (.sis files) for v3 here

How to join:

We welcome additional participants. To participate, simply contact developers working on HelixPlayer for Symbian by sending email to mailing list. to the list will ensure you are included in all discussion regarding development and planning of this project.


Reference Documentation: