I am absolutely loving the video player on my BlackBerry PlayBook. The only real limitation I have found so far is that it does not work on MKV files so I could not test any of my 720p or 1080p video content. On the other hand practically every video file I tested on the device worked like a charm with the exception of some old Coupling episodes I had coded I had coded in DIVX 3 but I tested out DIVX 4+ along with XVID and they worked like a charm.
Like the music player the video player will show the current status in the menu bar while a video is playing though I am not quite sure what that would be good for. Maybe if you want to take a quick jump to your email and back… The videos can also keep playing while you skip around between apps and that notification shows you a thumbnail of the video playing.
I also like how RIM lets you easily edit and delete files from your video collection en masse without having to do one at a time. That is nice with the limited 16GB on my device.
The only real knock I have on the PlayBook video player is that it does not remember where you were in a video when you exit it and go to another video or another app. RIM really needs to fix that ASAP. On the other hand I love how it lets you easily skip forward or back in a video. It is so fast it beats my desktop in skipping speeds!
Let me know if you want me to test anything!