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

Author by Vita

March 5, 2019

For many people, MX Player is the best Android movie player since it’s capable of playing various types of video files and owns rich and user-friendly features. However, the official MX Player has removed the support for some codecs including AC3. This article shows you how to fix MX Player AC3 not Supported problem by installing the required codec and converting the videos to MX Player supported formats with the useful video converter:

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.

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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 check the custom code type. Based on the different models of devices, there are many types of custom codecs: x86, Tegra2, Tegra3, and Neon and so forth.

Note: Skip step 1 if you are using AIO (all in one) version.

Step 3. Visit the site: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1cOHQ70J9vlSUVMMG1MSHFXbTQ

The latest version of the custom codec is 1.9.18.2. Double-click on the folder, select zipped, choose and download the one required by your device, such as mx_neon.zip.

Step 4. Open MX Player, go to Settings > Decoder > General, tap the Custom Codec tab and find and select the zip file you just downloaded.

Step 5. MX Player will prompt you to restart the App to reload codec. Tap OK.

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 300+ digital formats and devices in a straightforward way to fix kinds of incompatibility issues between files and devices as well as applications. Follow the steps below to fix the MX Player with AC3 audio support problem by conversion.

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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

Open WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory. 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. 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 the Audio Codec to the One Supported by MX

Click on the Settings bottom, 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 yellow folder 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.

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.

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