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RockPlayerBase: AVI, MKV,H264, DIVX ,RMVB player for Android

June 21, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Tired of converting your video files for viewing on the go? Well users with devices which have Android 2.1 no longer need to with RockPlayerBase. The player can handle most common video formats; XviD, DivX, MKV and RMVB.

RockPlayerBase provides a lightweight media app with a simple interface. When you fire it up you’ll see a file list where you can choose your video. Once playing, you will have access to some basic video controls (play, pause, skip back/forward, zoom and timeline scrubbing). Tapping anywhere on the screen will clear the controls from view. For those curious, the player provides a frames-per-second count in the top right corner. This can be removed by tapping the DivX icon.

Currently, it’s a free download. Though it’s also in beta, so you won’t find it in the market, but you can download it here.

The media player can do the following:

MKV
H264 High profile, 720 x 304 @ 24fps @ 405Kbps
AAC 44.1KHz
perfect quality
14 to 20 FPS

AVI
DivX 5, 704 — 1.097 @ 384 Kbps @ 24 FPS
MP3 @ 128Kbps 48KHz
perfect quality
22-24 FPS

H264 High profile, 848 x 480 @ 24fps @ 302Kbps
AAC 48KHz
lots of artefacts
no subs (ASS, Advanced Sub Station)
8 to 15 FPS

MP4
H264 Baseline profile, 800 — 3.120 @ 448 Kbps @ 30 FPS
AAC, 44.1KHz @ 151 Kbps
perfect quality
13 to 16 FPS

MP4
Main profile H.264, 1280 — 720 @ 30 FPS @ 5.994 Kbps
AAC @ 66Kbps 44.1KHz
perfect quality
3 to 6 FPS

MP4
H264 Main profile, 1920 x 1080 @ 10Mbps @ 30FPS
AAC, 44.1KHz @ 192Kbps
perfect quality
1 to 3 FPS