How to add MX Player AC3 codec for audio


mx player dtsMX Player is the best video player there is for Android. But after the update of version 1.7.33 Mx player remove the support for AC3, MLP audio codec due to license issue. Along with it also removed support for video which contains audio tracks of format dts, dtshd, eac3 and Dolby which means your video file will play but there will be no audio. You will probably get some error message like This audio format (AC3) is not supported.

Most of this MX player audio error occurs when you  play video format file .mkv and .avi . While MP4 and other format still continues to play fine.

How to fix MX Player audio for dolby ac3 codec ?

If you have recently updated your MX Player and have got error This audio format (AC3) is not supported. when playing any Video. It is because MX player removed the support for it. So, in this post I am going to show How to add AC3 codec support for MX player.

Install old version of Mx Player

To get the playback capability of playing the AC3 audio file. You can install previous version of MX player below 1.7.32.

Install Custom Codec which add AC3 support

If you want to go through the trouble of searching previous version of MX Player in Google or XDA-developers. You can download MX Player custom codec which supports AC3, dts, dtshd and mlp audio playback of various video file format.

Download MX Player Custom Codec

You have to download the respective Custom codec which your android supports from http://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/?id=971#downloads mx player with ac3 support

How to Know which custom codec for MX Player to download?

  1. Open MX Player.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots on the top-right corner.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Tap on Decoder.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  6. There you will see the Custom Codec Option.
  7. Which will give you the detail to use which type custom codec. For example : Use ARMv7 Neon type custom codec.

If you are still confused which MX Player custom codec to use. You can download AIO codec version for all android smartphone. You to place the Codec Zip file at the root of your Internal SD memory or External SD card memory. The codec .zip will automatically be fetched. When you open the MX player after you have placed the file in the memory of your phone. Click OK if you want to add extra functionality of audio playback on MX player. The MX player will get restart.

From now on whenever you play video which has AC3 as audio track it will play sound of the video.

What to do when MX Player didn’t read custom codec?

  • Goto Settings << Decoder << Custom Codec.
  • Click on Custom Codec.
  • Now browse the codec zip to add the mx player codec.

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