MX Player Support DTS and AC3 Audio using Custom Codec- How To

With tons of features packed in the MX Player is a must-have app on any Android device. In Recent version of MX Player DTS & DOLBY audio codec supports were removed from the official MX-Player. If your video has dts, dtshd, ac3, eac3 or mlp audio tracks it won’t play any audio instead you will get a popup message saying that only the video will be played.

MX Player Support DTS and AC3 Audio using Custom Codec- How To

But Thanks to ktsamy, a renowned developer from XDA, you can now get the digital audio support back to MX Player very easily. Right now there are no codecs you can download from the Play Store and these should be installed manually.

To know which platform codecs your device will support,

  • open the MX Player Settings and navigate to the option Decoder.
  • Navigate to the bottom of the page and you will find an option that says Custom Codec.
  • You can find the type of codec you must download and use here.

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Download one of the following codec according to your platform as mentioned in the player . If you are not sure then download the all in one pack (AIO) :

  1. Arm v7-Neon
  2. Arm v7-Tegra3
  3. Arm v7-Tegra2
  4. Arm v6 VFP
  5. Arm v6
  6. Arm v5TE
  7. x86
  8. MIPS
  9. AIO Pack

Installing Codecs :

Method : I

  • Keep the downloaded zip file in the root of your Internal memory or In downloads folder
  • Open MX Player
  • If compatible codec found, MX Player will automatically ask for the confirmation to use it as custom codec
  • If you press OK, MX Player will restart & Load the custom Codec
  • Once it restarts, from Options Goto Help 》 About. check whether the codec is loaded or not. If Custom Codec is loaded, it will show the platform & custom codec version below the MXPlayer version info.MX-Player-Codecs-5 MX Player Support DTS and AC3 Audio using Custom Codec- How To

Method II:

  • Open MX Player on your device.
  • Go to Settings 》 Decoder 》 Custom Codec
  • Navigate into the folder you have saved the file. It will show the downloaded zip file.
  • Select the zip file. If you have selected the right zip file MX Player will Automatically restarts else it will revert with error (“Can’t find custom codec for this version”). If you have multiple codecs in a single file (AIO version), it will automatically load the right codec for your device.
  • Once it restarts, from Options Goto Help 》 About. check whether the codec is loaded or not. If Custom Codec is loaded, it will show the platform & custom codec version below the MXPlayer version info.

Usage in H/W decoder:

If you want to play DTS while using HW decoder, goto Settings 》 Decoder & Enable software audio. By this the Video will be rendered by H/W decoder and audio will be rendered by S/W decoder. (If you want to use it for only particular files when you playing the video, press on audio selection button & Enable S/W audio. S/W audio will be used temporarily for that file.)

Usage in H/W+ & S/W Decoders:

There is no special setting is required

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