By Legacy | October 15, 2010 1:20 AM
A couple of months ago, we took a look at an extremely popular video player for Android called RockPlayer. It plays virtually every file type you throw at it, including MKV, DivX, MP4, and so on. Well, it looks like RockPlayer will have some company because there’s now a new, similar player available called VPlayer.
The new player, created by ABitNo on XDA-developers, is currently in alpha, so you may experience some bugs. It also has a fairly basic control scheme at the moment. That being said, it’s always good to have options and it’s definitely one to keep an eye on. I tried VPlayer out for a few minutes and it seems to be working pretty well given its current alpha status. The Market description states that it supports DivX/Xvid, FLV, RMVB, AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, and more.
The application thread on XDA seems to be getting some positive feedback and there’s word of an upcoming update that will add support for subtitles. You can try VPlayer out for yourself by downloading it from the Android Market for free (must be running Android 2.x). Oh, and I’m thrilled to see it doesn’t have a giant, red watermark in the upper-left corner like with some other players