RockPlayer Divx Android Media Player hands-on [Video]

by X10 on June 15, 2010

in Applications, Featured Content, Hands On, News, Video

RockPlayerAn unreleased beta of an upcoming Android application called RockPlayer (aka RockPlayerBase) has leaked onto the Internet. It is a media player capable of playing a wide range of video codecs including divx, avi, mkv, mp4 and rmvb.

This is something that is much needed on Android as there are only a few handsets that have pre-installed divx compatibility but not really many decent apps (yxflash and Wuzhenhua excluded) that can play native divx files on the fly.

We tested RockPlayer and found that it played any divx file thrown at it. The Snapdragon processor probably helps to keep things smooth but we were impressed nonetheless. Given that it’s not even released yet, we can’t wait for the final release and we’d say right now that this is something we’d definitely pay for come release. You can download the unreleased beta here. Check out our hands-on video below.

Update: The public beta of RockPlayer is now open.

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1 sean June 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM

download link not workin at the moment….desperately waiting for new one

2 Dmitri June 16, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Great app!!! works on avery video file I have on my pc….
Hope it stays as simple as it is now, great app, must have for your X10.
Sony Ericsson should have made one like this when the phone first came out.

3 Obasan June 16, 2010 at 5:14 AM

It is now

4 Shukla June 17, 2010 at 12:12 AM

FINALLY!!!!! A media player that plays .MKV files!!! I have always prayed for an application just like this! 10 out of 10 for sure 🙂

5 water.e June 17, 2010 at 2:38 AM

It is under hard development and will be published soon. There is a small group beta testing, and a group for user experience sharing at

6 Prem Kumar June 17, 2010 at 7:17 AM

I have downloaded and tested the application in my Xperia X10. It plays mp4, DivX, MKV,Avi and RMVB File formats. I also found tat it also plays VOB(*.vob) and Quicktime(*.mov) files. Its astounding.

7 NinjaOne June 17, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Can’t get it to work on x10 mini… Just exits the app, when I load a video… 🙁

8 X10 June 18, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Thanks for the information. Any timeline on publication? Can’t wait to see it officially released!

9 water.e June 19, 2010 at 7:21 AM

I don’t know yet. I just can say the next release will much better.

10 mkv sound and video is not woking well June 19, 2010 at 7:22 AM

I downloded these video payer but not unabale to run the mkv file sound and vedio .

11 eb76 June 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

i’ve downloaded the regular app to my laptop but where do I save it on the X10?

12 ahyuen June 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM

not working on HTC Legend . 🙁

13 Anamnesia June 20, 2010 at 12:14 AM

I’m running it on the HTC Desire & it’s great. It’s better than YXplayer & Wuzhenhua!
My Desire is getting a frame rate of between 22-30fps & it’s highly watchable with good audio/video sync… 🙂

Can someone tell me what’s “demo” about it? What’s the limitation?

14 X10 June 20, 2010 at 8:24 AM

@eb76 – Connect your phone to your laptop via USB. Then go to the notification bar and mount the USB. You should then be able to drag and drop the file from your laptop to X10.

Make sure you have a file manager installed from the Android Market (I use Astro) and also make sure Settings –> Applications –> Unknown Sources is ticked.

Then go to Astro, navigate to the directory where you installed the file and tap it to install the apk.

@Anamnesia – I think the only limitation is the fact that it is a beta. However, I’m not sure whether it times out after a certain time, not had the chance to watch a whole movie yet to see!

15 wonder June 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM

The development team has setup a google group and they just release a newer beta, this time is for public. Please refer .

16 Androidfan June 22, 2010 at 5:30 PM

amazing, it can play HD video smoothly on Droid. Hope release version can play from stream (http, rtsp)

17 water.e June 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM

RockPlayer first public BETA release

We are proud to announce the RockPlayer is ready for public beta, enjoy
video on your favorite phone now!
Support Android OS : 1.6 – 2.2
Support Media format : avi mkv rmvb flv mp4 3gp wmv mov asf , divx xvid h264
CPU Requirement: ARMV6 、ARMV7 .device must support VFP (NOT Support: HTC G1
G2 G3 )
Download link :
Official Forum :
Must uninstall the old version before install if any. And this public beta
will expire at July-15-2010.
Please keep above note when you share the news.

18 gnowk June 28, 2010 at 2:31 AM

can anyone teach me how to install this player on my Xperia x10? thx

19 Steve June 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Works great

20 Sam July 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM

It is a fantastic app. Is working on all video files I have. SE should integrate this in their next update.

21 modest_mandroid July 12, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Tested on HTC Aria with several files, stock rom (2.1 SenseUI). Works fine with ~400×300 .mp4 and .mpg. Runs slower with a 700×500 divx and audio desynchronizes immediately. Runs terrible with .mkv – tested with 700×500 and 720p. 720p video runs at 2-4fps.

22 tee July 13, 2010 at 1:28 AM

can anyone teach me how to install this rockplayer divx on my Xperia x10? thx

23 radio July 16, 2010 at 10:52 PM

If you can make it stream asf/mms I’ll buy it tomorrow!

24 NIKO July 20, 2010 at 9:35 PM

still no diacritics for the central european languages in subtitles…

25 ramsay July 26, 2010 at 4:47 PM

will this work if i want to watch BBC Iplayer..?

26 hersi August 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM

hi guys

i looking an app which allows to watch stream video on website? i have used rockplayer and i think its a great app to your movies but it will not allows streamed site i.e iplayer. i am using xperia x10.

thank you in advance

27 Rahul September 30, 2010 at 5:30 AM

I am not able to find the download link , if anyone knows Please provide me the software download link for my x10 min pro

28 tempo dulu December 3, 2010 at 4:07 AM

will it work on a sony x8?

29 rix December 16, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Not working on my x10 mini pro

30 rasta April 20, 2011 at 9:06 PM

@rix it doesn’t work on mini series if im correct

31 vl May 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM

QQPlayer is a media player for Android that plays AVI, FLV, MP4, MKV, MOV and 3GP file formats.

32 lorenzo May 16, 2011 at 9:56 PM

l love xperia x10
l love android marke

33 rav August 1, 2011 at 6:06 AM

Downlowded and installed from the above link, but it’s noy working on my Arc.
Whenever I select even an MP3 or MP4 file, it goes back to the previous menu. Could u plz tell me y this is happning??

34 Seguridad informatica August 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Nice post, i´ll try on a POV Tablet 7”..

35 gaurab December 1, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Nice apps

36 thiru February 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM


37 ajeet February 16, 2012 at 9:01 PM

AVI player

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39 ASHISH December 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM

hi this is very good apps

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