June 21, 2010 | by Chris Smith
RockPlayerBase is a video player application that can help all those out there with Android codec envy. It appears that this “closed-beta” application plays “DivX, AVI, XviD, MKV, and other file types” without too many problems. Early reports have commented that the playback is smooth and that it really takes a faster, beefier device to make the app perform as it was intended.
The app is very simple. You are presented with a file browser where you can browse for your video that you want played. Once the video has been selected the app starts the video viewer where you have a scrubber and the normal fastforward, rewind, play, and pause controls. There is also a handy frames-per-second meter in the upper right corner.
From brief tests on the HTC Incredible, users should expect about a healthy 25 FPS on a high quality DixX flick. Overall, this app seems very impressive and we can’t wait to see what it will look like when it’s officially released to the public.
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