Update: RockPlayer is now available from the Android Market. You can read about the full version here.
RockPlayer is hands down, the best video player I’ve tried for Google Android. The only catch was that the version I wrote about last week was a private beta that wasn’t available to the general public (unless you searched for a hacked version that had been released in the shadier corners of the internet). Today, the developer has launched a public beta version of RockPlayer, which you can download and install for free.
The beta expires on July 15th, and you’ll have to uninstall any previous version of the software to install the new version. But here’s the good news: RockPlayer Beta supports Android 1.6 through 2.2 and can handle a wide array of video formats including AVI, MKV, RMVB, FLV, MP4, 3GP, WMV, MOV, ASF, DiVX, Xvid, H.264, and RV40.
You’ll need an ARM v6 or ARM v7 phone to use RockPlayer and you’ll need support for VFP. The HTC G1, G2, and G3 are not supported.
If you haven’t tried RockPlayer yet, go download it. Now.