Originally Posted by SyXbiT
I'm in the U.S. And I've not been able to get this working.
I reset the app, and it worked. When I went back and configured MX Player the way I like it, it stopped working. I don't have time to figure out which setting broke, so I just added the codec back.
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.