RockPlayer Divx App for Android enters Public Beta

by X10 on June 22, 2010

in Applications, News, Video

RockPlayerRockPlayer, the excellent Android media player app that leaked across the internet last week, has moved into public beta stage. We gave RockPlayer a video hands-on although knew that it was from a leaked private beta. They guys behind the app got in touch to let us know that the public beta release (0.2.8_Beta_v6_vfp) is now available to download for all.

We have a few more official details too. RockPlayer currently supports a number of different media formats including avi, mkv, rmvb, flv, mp4, 3gp, wmv, mov, asf, divx, xvid, h.264 and rv40. It will also work on any Android handset running v1.6 to 2.2. Before you install the new public beta, make sure you uninstall the previous version. This beta is due to expire on 15 July 2010 so get downloading!

Update: Check out our video hands-on of this new release after the jump. The video goes through the main differences over the last version.

Thanks wonder!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shukla June 22, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Do I have to upgrade? Is there any significant differences from the previous version that was on this site?

2 X10 June 22, 2010 at 10:41 PM

We did a quick hands-on of the new release just for you! :p

3 Shukla June 23, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Wow! Thank you! This site is the greatest!!

4 X10 user from Hong Kong June 23, 2010 at 3:18 AM

When I click the download link, it shows “You cannot view this page because this group has exceeded its bandwidth quota.” Would you please fix it ? Thanks !!!!!

5 yasser June 23, 2010 at 5:59 AM
6 X10 June 23, 2010 at 7:15 AM

Looks like the original download link is down, so I’ve uploaded the relevant file to MegaUpload and included the link above.

7 Grospolina June 23, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Awesome player! Works really well. And thanks for the MU link!

8 Lcheng June 24, 2010 at 1:19 AM

where do i place the file?

9 Jesse June 24, 2010 at 5:00 AM

How do we install this thing??

10 X10 June 24, 2010 at 7:11 AM

@Jesse – Connect your phone to your laptop/PC 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.

11 water.e June 24, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Thanks for your video on youtube and suggest.
RockPlayer will show the video information in playback panel ,and more slinky.

12 allan.r July 14, 2010 at 7:40 PM

I’ve read the instructions, downloaded Astro, copied the files to the device but can’t seem to find the file through Astro in order to install it. What am I doing wrong?

13 allan.r July 14, 2010 at 7:59 PM

nm, figured it out…can’t have the SD Card mounted…

14 kamm July 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM

It’s out of beta, officially available on the Market: market://search?

15 kamm July 22, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Here’s the code for scanners:

16 jitender July 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM


Rock player is not runing avi files on xperia x10 mini hand set, infact it is not runing any video file. I tried the free version of rock player. Can any one help.

17 dewjef July 28, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Im using HTC magic. I tried to install rockplayer ARMv6 by Linda file browser, it mentioned, Rockplayer could not install on this phone. Anyone got this msg? Thanks.

18 Ian August 3, 2010 at 4:27 PM

I installed the app, launched it, and it just redirects me to the rockplayer’s website via browser, and thats it! no app! What am I doing wrong?

19 Hannah August 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM

I have the same problem as Ian above. Clicking directly on the app logo opens the RockPlayer “About” page. Pretty useless. I tried opening .avi files directly from Astro to see if that would somehow work, but no luck. I’ve installed other .apk apps with no troubles so this one is confusing. What else do we have to do to make it work?

20 Hannah August 20, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Just re-read through these comments and realized it’s now available in the Market! Duh.
I downloaded v7 and it works flawlessly. Even the ads are small and unobtrusive, and invisible while watching whatever you’re watching. Now I can watch Six Feet Under on my x10, heh =) Thanks for the awesome app!

21 april December 21, 2010 at 4:57 AM

I have the same problem with Lan and Hannah.
could anyone pls help?? 🙁 i’m using HTC Tatoo

22 joshmills July 1, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Could not download this player off this page typed it in android market downloaded it it’s amazing 10

23 dinu January 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM


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