An 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.