MX Player Removes Support for AC3/DTS Audio Codec Solved

Diana Joan

Jan 15, 2016 09:13 am / Posted by Diana Joan

MX Player removes support for AC3/DTS

In Recent version of MX Player DTS & DOLBY audio codec supports are removed from the official MX-Player. If your video has dts/dtshd/ac3/eac3/mlp audio tracks it won't play any audio. Only video will be played. To help you get full AC3 DTS audio codec support in MX Player, we will introduc 2 simple workarounds that will get things working again in below article:

MX Player Removes AC3 DTS Support

Download a custom-built codec and pointing to MX Player

Restoring a full audio codec of AC3 and DTS support in MXPlayer is pretty simple. Just download a custom-built codec and point MX Player to the right file. You can find the downloading links and instructions in this thread on XDA. There are several different architectures supported, and each has been broken up into individual files. The architecture for each device can be found by opening MX Player and going to theoverflow menu -> Settings -> Decoder, and scrolling down to the bottom where the Download custom codec item details the correct type. Alternatively, there is an "AIO Pack" available with all of the different architectures bundled together, but it is a larger download. Place the file on internal storage, and tap on Custom codec (also in the Decoder screen) to point MX Player to the plugin. After a restart, the codec should be installed and working. To confirm, just go to the overflow menu -> Help -> About, and look for the "Custom codec" line near the top.

While these extra steps aren't quite as convenient as a simple download from the Play Store, it's not too much trouble to get things back in working order. Let's just hope this is a fairly isolated incident and other video players won't have to make similar compromises.

Alternative way to fix MX Player AC3 DTS audio playback issues

If you are looking for a simple solution to fix this issue, you can seek help from some third-party audio codec conversion application. There's a simple solution in hand called Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which enables you to directly transcode AC3/DTS audio codec to MX Player best compatible AAC codec.

Merge/Trim AC3/DTS Audio

If there are some unwanted parts in your video, you can apply the trim function to cut them out. In addition, the "Merge into one" feature enables you to join/combine various separate video clips into one single for better listening on your MX Player.

How to Convert AC3/DTS to MX Player compatible AAC Audio Codec for Playback?

Step 1: Add files with AC3/DTS audio codec to the program.

Run the program on your computer click "File" to load video source with AC3/DTS audio codec.

Load video files with AC3/DTS audio codec

Step 2: Choose output video file format.

Click the "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, choose one of MX Player supported video format such as avi, wmv, mp4, mkv, mpeg, mov, vob, divx, xvid, 3gp, mkv, flv, webm, etc to output.

Select MX Player compatible video format

Step 3: Adjust output audio codec.

Click "Settings" to open "Profile" settings window, in "Audio" section, click "Codec" drop-down list, select MX Player playable AAC codec to output.

Select Kodi playable audio codec

Step 4: Carry out the conversion.

Go back to the main UI and click "Convert"button to start AC3/DTS to MX Player playable AAC audio codec.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open Output Folder" on the main interface to pop out the folder with your converted files, you will then have no problem to play AC3/DTS with MX Player on your Android phone.


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