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MX Player AC3 Not Supported – How to Play Videos with AC3 Audio on MX Player

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Updated on Jan 29, 2024

For many people, MX Player is the best Android movie player since it’s capable of playing various types of videos and owns a bunch of user-friendly features. However, the official MX Player has removed the support for some codes including AC3. This article offers two solutions for the MX Player AC3 not supported problem. And a useful video converter is introduced here to help you convert AC3 audio file for MX Player in the easiest way. Try it now:

MX Player Won't Play AC3 Audio

Q: When I'm trying to play video in MX Player Pro, the error pops up that "The audio codec AC3 not supported". I don't know why? I paid for full version, and I'm not interested in installing more than one app for playing videos. Is there any solution for MX Player with AC3 audio support?

A: MX Player is unarguably one of the popular Android media players and it provides extensive functionality and claims to play most video and audio formats. However, many users have complained on the internet that when playing some videos, movies or TV series with MX player, the videos play normally but there is no sound. Sometimes a notification pops up and it says “The audio format AC3 is not supported”. In fact, AC3 audio codec has been removed from MX Player since the version of v1.7.33. Of course, you can solve the MX Player AC3 not supported problem by installing the custom codec package. All right, I now would like to show you how to install the AC3 codec for MX Player step by step.

How to Make MX Player with AC3 Audio Support

Check the Custom Codec TypeCheck the Custom Codec Type

Step 1. First, confirm the custom codec type you need. Just run MX Player, tap the three-dots icon on the upper right corner, select Settings > Decoder.

Step 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the Custom Codec. Select it and it will show you which codec is needed so that you can download it accordingly.

Step 3. It will open the file folder of the device. Now head to the location where you have downloaded the required codec file. It will recognize and show you the codec file automatically when you reach the destination folder. Select the codec file.

Step 4. After you select the codec file, the MX Player will urge you to Restarting app to reload codec. Click OK. You can try to play the Video or the AC3 audio file again after restarting the program. You can now hear the audio, and the problem has been resolved.

Now you have successfully installed the custom codec. Open the video you want to play and you will find that the MX Player AC3 not supported issue is solved and you can hear the sound when playing the video. 

An Alternative Solution: Convert AC3 Audio to AAC or Other Audio Codecs Supported by MX Player

If you still can’t play the videos, you can also choose to convert the AC3 codec to MX Player friendly one, such as AC3 to AAC. Thus a video converter is necessary in this case. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is an easy and useful video conversion tool that can help you to convert videos and audio files to 500+ digital formats and devices in a straightforward way to fix kinds of incompatibility issues between files and devices as well as applications. Now free download the converter and follow the steps below to fix the MX Player with AC3 audio support problem.

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How to Convert the Video with AC3 Codec to AAC

The Steps of Converting AC3 for MX Player

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Step 1. Add Videos to the Video Converter

Launch WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and open Converter. Click on Add Files to import the videos or directly drag and drop the files into the software.

Step 2. Choose an Output Format

Before changing the AC3 codec for solving MX Player AC3 not supported, please choose an output video container format first on the right side. For example, if you import an MKV file using AC3 codec but you don’t want to change the video format, click on the Output Format button and choose MKV icon under the Video tab.

Step 3. Change Audio Codec to be Supported by MX Player

Click on the Parameter settings button, go to the Audio section, open the Encoder drop-down list and choose AAC. After that, click on OK to save the changes.

Step 4. Start the Conversion

Press the inverted triangle icon to choose an output folder. Finally, click on Run to start the conversion. Once the conversion is complete, find and transfer the converted files in the output folder to your Android devices via USB or WIFI.

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In Summary

To fix the MX Player AC3 not supported problem, you can install the custom codec for MX Player with AC3 audio support, or directly convert AAC to MX Player supported files with ease. Besides fixing MX Player AC3 playback problem, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory can also help you solve any other video and audio formats incompatibility issues. Download it now and it will never let you down!

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