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Does anyone know where the VLC developers are up to with VLC for Android. Is there a beta out, an APK somewhere?

I'm trying to play an AVI on my HTC Legend, to no avail. If VLC is not ready, does anyone know a media player which will play AVIs (is there more than one codec for AVI types?).

Thanks very much.

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Rockplayer has decoders built-in and can play divX files. AVI files are containers - you should also find out what codec has been used for the video. Use a utility like GSpot Codec Information Appliance on your PC to check.

There's also yxPlayer but not too many satisfied users from what I hear although YMMV.

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  • Thought that could be the case with the AVI file. Rockplayer worked a treat though. Thanks
    – Adam
    Mar 11, 2011 at 14:47
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I know this question has been answered already but if someone else comes looking for Android video players here is an article on MakeUseOf that lists 8 of the "best" video players for Android:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-mobile-video-players-android-phone/

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Look for applications that use ffmpeg. It is something like an alternative set of codecs, and it handles quite a lot formats.

If I recall correctly, I used VitalPlayer once to play a Matroska file -- something which is not normally possible to do on my phone.

But it seems there are more programs that use this library.

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There's been a beta for VLC out for a while. You can find out about it on the main Videolan site or on their Google Play site.

I'm not sure of how it will play on your Legend, though.

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Have you tried Arcmedia? Maybe that will work.

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