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MX Player Custom Codec with DTS & AC3 Support

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By ktsamy, Recognized Contributor on 19th February 2013, 07:53 PM
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Announcement from ktsamy: v1.8.0 nightly users Kindly download the latest codec
Update:
Custom Codec v1.7.32rev1 not supported in the MX Player 1.8.x versions.!! Seperate Codecs uploaded for MX Player 1.8.x. It is not be compatible with 1.7.32-40. So, Current 1.7.32-40 users are stricly adviced to use codec v1.7.32rev1

About this project:
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. So, I have re-compiled the ffmpeg sources with DTS/DOLBY audio support for our MX-Player lovers.....!!!
Note:
DTS/DOLBY Support doesn't meant that you will get true multichannel audio output. In MX Player it will be downsampled to 2.0 (stereo) since Android doesn't support multichannel audio output

Instructions & Downloads:
Read the second post

Notes:
Now this project is migrated to XDA-DevDB. You can download the codec files from download tab. For mobile users I will provide the direct links in this post as well. You can follow the project by clicking on Follow button or Click here. The followers will get the notification whenever the new version is updated.

Disclaimer:

These Custom Codecs are compiled from FFmpeg Source Codes used in MX Player which is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 or later. MX Player ffmpeg source codes can be found here


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MX Player Custom Codec, Tool/Utility for the Android General

Contributors
ktsamy

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1.7.32r1 / 1.8.0
Stable Release Date: 2015-06-07
Current Beta Version:-
Beta Release Date: 2015-11-03

Created 2013-10-04
Last Updated 2015-11-08
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19th February 2013, 07:53 PM |#2  
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Instructions
Instructions:
Downloading:
Download one of the following codec according to your platform as mentioned in the player (Go to Settings 》 Decoder 》Custom Codec. Codec required is usually mentioned there). If you are not sure then download the all in one pack (AIO)
Custom Codec v1.7.32 rev1 For MX Player 1.7.32-40
  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
Custom Codec v1.8.0 (For MX Player 1.8.x [not compatible with 1.7.x])
  1. Arm v7-Neon
  2. Arm v7-Tegra3
  3. Arm v7-Tegra2
  4. x86
  5. AIO Pack
Installing:

Method : I
  1. Keep the downloaded zip file in the root of your Internal memory or In downloads folder
  2. Open MX Player
  3. If compatible codec found, MX Player will automatically ask for the confirmation to use it as custom codec
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  4. If you press OK, MX Player will restart & Load the custom Codec
  5. 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.
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Method II:
  1. Open MX Player on your device.
  2. Go to Settings 》 Decoder 》 Custom Codec
  3. Navigate into the folder you have saved the file. It will show the downloaded zip file.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
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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.)

In H/W+ & S/W Decoders:
There is no special setting is required

Disclaimer:
These Custom Codecs are compiled from FFmpeg Source Codes used in MX Player which is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 or later. MX Player ffmpeg source codes can be found here
Last edited by ktsamy; 23rd June 2016 at 09:00 PM. Reason: Updation of Codecs for 1.8.x
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19th February 2013, 07:53 PM |#3  
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Kindly note that codec version and MX Player version may not be same. Sometimes MX Player will be upgraded without upgrading codec. The minimum required version will be directly forced by the player itself. So MX Player will check the compatibility when it's updated & Will unload automatically along with a "Obsolete Codec" warning if the custom codec update is required. So, You you can continue to use the codec till MX Player warns about the Obsolete Codec.
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20th February 2013, 04:39 AM |#4  
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Thanks man!
I was looking for that!
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21st February 2013, 02:16 AM |#5  
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Thanks. Will try it.
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This is just what I was looking for. Nice work.
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Re: MX Player Custom Codec With DTS Support [v1.7.11]
Many thanks.

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Great, thanks a ton!
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24th February 2013, 07:44 AM |#9  
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Watch the movies in mx player 1080p mkv format with DTS audio and 5.1 audio track.My mobile is moto defy arm v7 1.1GHz
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Exclamation new version
Unfortunately Ive just installed new 1.7.12..... so not working..... Wait for ktsamy
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26th February 2013, 06:57 AM |#11  
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There is no clear Instruction from MX Player regarding the change in code. This time they have included some Openssl sources.
Seems that that particular version needs to be compiled & Installed.
Hope to get it compiled today itself.

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I have figured out the problem & Started compiling...
Will be available in few hours....!!
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