Just like the VLC media player in Windows, MX is the widely popular media player for Android users with tons of features. More than 500 million users are using this app for watching videos, and it is one of the most popular apps on Google Play Store.
It can play almost any audio and video file you throw at it. Besides this, it comes with a user-friendly interface bundled with many features to enjoy your media files.
What is MX Player Codec?
MX Player Codec is basically a driver pack that enables the MX Player to run all the audio and video formats in the app smoothly. So if you face any kind of issues playing the video or audio files then you need to install the right MX Player Codec in your device.
It could be able to play almost all media formats, but last year it stopped supporting audio formats with the AC3, DTS, and Dolby digital codec because of the licensing issues. That means if any video file has a DTS/DTSHD/AC3/EAC3/MLP audio track, then the video will play without the audio.
Sometimes it was unable to switch in between audio tracks, because of the unsupported file formats. Instead, it will get a popup message saying that only the video will be played, sans the audio.
After this issue, many users start switching to the VLC media player for Android, but in my opinion, no one can beat the MX player. So, there is no official support for these formats. But, you can use DTS and AC3 codec for MX Player manually to start the game again.
Here in the post, you will get to know about some of the latest codec files which can be used to take advantage of MX Player to its full capacity.
From sources, it’s been clear that now as a user you cannot be able to play all those videos which are earlier possible in the MX Player Platform. The reason behind it is that there is a drastic modification in existing codes of the App. So it’s not possible to play AC3, DTS, MLP, TrueHD, etc. on MX Player by default.
But to help you around I have listed all the necessary codecs in the article which you can download manually and use otherwise.
MX Player Custom Codec with DTS and AC3 Support
Ktsamy, a well-known developer from XDA, published the codecs to play it as before. You can now get the digital audio support back to MX Player quite easily.
Right now, you’ll get MX Player AC3 and DTS codecs for your device on Play Store, but you can’t be able to install them on your phone. So, you have to do it manually. Before going to the tutorial, let’s know some FAQ on these custom codecs.
What is the difference in between MX Player Codec Packs on Google Play and Custom Codec?
Google Play Store also has the app to download MX Player Codec which contains the required libraries according to your smartphone’s architecture.
But the custom codec pack includes many other libraries to play almost all audio and video files on your device. If MX Player asks to install the codec pack from Google Playstore, then you have to install it.
Otherwise, it’ll not work. But, the custom codec is just a modified version of the FFmpeg library. So, it is essential for all users to use it on their devices if they want to play videos and audios with DTS and AC3 support.
How to know that your MX Player Custom Codec is Outdated?
Whenever MX Player is updated, It will test the custom codec version installed on your device. If it finds it outdated, then you’ll show an error message that shows “Custom Codec is out of date.
Replace it with the new version”. In that case, you need to download and update your codec pack manually.
MX Player Custom Codec Download (Apk & Zip)
If you are searching for the Custom Codec APK file, then you don’t need o worry. Google Play store has all supported versions according to your device architecture.
On play store, just search “MX Player Codec”. It’ll show you the proper codec app for your device. Install it on your smartphone, and you are ready to go.
MX Player Codec Zip Files Download
If you are looking for MX Player Codec Zip files to download, then you can follow the below download button. Download the suitable ZIP file according to your system architecture; Like, ARMv7 Neon, ARMv7 Tegra3, ARMv7 Tegra2 or X86.
If you are not sure about the codec version, the follow the below screenshot or download AIO pack (All-In-One). It has all codec versions for all type of Android processors.
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Before download MX player AC3 and DTS codec for Android, you need to check the supported file system on your phone.
Open, MX Player Settings >> Decoder and scroll down to the bottom.
Here you can get your supported codec version for your phone or tablet. In my case, it is ARMv7 NEON type custom codec.
After completing the download, if you are lucky, then MX player will automatically detect the codec pack on your device and will ask you for confirmation if you want to use the codec.
Just tap on “OK” button. If you have selected the right version, then it’ll restart once to set all.
If it does not detect automatically, you can set it manually. Just tap on Custom codec and select the codec file that you’ve downloaded from the link provided above.
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If you are not sure about your MX player custom codec version, then you can download AIO (all in one) pack for your device. After successfully installed the codec, you can confirm it from Help >> About page. Now you can easily play the video with DTS and DOLBY audio on MX Player.
How to Install the MX Player Codec Files
Here we will be discussing the way for installing codec files. As I think I don’t need to explain again for the process of moving the downloaded files to the phone, or if it’s in the PC, then I guess you can use USB or Bluetooth for the transferring.
1. Now that the zip file is present in internal storage, then you don’t have to do anything.
2. Open the MX player and let it find the codec pack automatically. If it is able to do it of its own then it signifies that the codec pack is compatible with the player. Just install it pressing OK.
3. Doing so the App will restart, and you will be able to enjoy those videos which were not compatible earlier.
1. Open MX Player on your smartphone.
2. Then you have to open settings >decoder >general >custom codec.
3. In the navigation of the codec pack, a dialogue box will appear. You have to open the folder in which the codec pack is installed. Here you may see a zip file, just click on it.
4. It the correct ZIP File is selected, then the app will automatically restart itself.
Now you will not face any such problem of playing the audio and video clip. Again if you ever face such a problem in the MX Player Playing or any problem with the installation process, then do leave a comment, and we will be happy to help you out as soon as possible.
How to Download MX Player Codec?
Visit MX Player Codec to download your needed codec. Choose what you need from the list on the site and click on the download button.
You can choose from a zip file or an APK file. Once you click on the button, the download automatically starts.
How to Change MX Player Codec?
If you are also facing the problem of playing a video or audio file in MX Player but its not playing there or the sound is not coming then these problems are related to the MX Player Codec. And in order to solve this kind of problem associated with MX Player Codec we need the right kind of codec to be installed in the device.
For which we need to change the MX Player Codec. All these things is already explained above, so please refer to them if you want to know the tricks.
Which MX Player Codec Supports AC3 Video?
The neon codec would be your best choice if you want to play AC3 video.
This was the article on how to enable DTS and AC3 Support on MX Player. Now you can play AC3, DTS, and Dolby digital codec videos easily by applying this procedure. You can also use MX Player as an audio player and play your audio files without downloading any extra application for that.
Does MX Player support DTS?
No, MX Player doesn’t support DTS. Along with DTS, now MX Player App has stopped supporting AC3 Codecs as well. So for all the MX Players Users its a bad news that due to some licensing issue, now their favourite player is not supporting these respective codecs anymore.
I hope, this could help you to solve your problem regarding custom codec. Here in this article, I have tried my best in explaining all about the MX Player DTS & AC3 Custom Codec Download.
If you still have any issue in installing the codec, do leave a comment, and I will be happy to assist you out as soon as possible.