Good timing - I did update the custom codec I'm using (1.9.8.zip) and I can now pass-through STEREO AC3 & DTS audio tracks.
However I cannot passthrough the 5.1 audio. I've been reading and reading and it appears MX Player in unique in that it doesn't force output. It attempts to detect supporting hardware, as the developer says.
I did end up with a version of Kodi Krypton (17) that still can support pass-through forced and it works. I would still prefer MX Player however.
This seems to be a common problem for Android media players. Even VLC for Android supposedly supports passthrough but it downmixes to stereo also.
As you rightly said, MX Player is currently checking for the capabilities & uses the pass-through accordingly. But, it seems that the receiver's capability is not detected. Just open the MXPlayer. Then remove & insert the HDMI. Then immediately collect a bug report and share here. We will check it out.
We are planning to improve the audio pass-through feature in future to support the force trying of the specific codecs.
MX Player team is very happy to announce that we are now adding “AC-3” audio support in our latest version of the app (i.e. MX Player v1.8.17 & MX Player Pro v1.8.16) in most of the regions.
If you have video files with “AC-3” audio, you can now play it without using any third-party / unofficial custom codecs…!
There are no extra efforts required on your end. Just relaunch the app again with working internet. Once, MX Player configuration is updated on your device, it will automatically start working again…!
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