MX player Pro build 1.9.5 dropped MPEG2 support?

MATPOC

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mpeg2video has broken in last version of MX Player Pro 1.9.5. It reports "This video format (mpeg2video) is not supported".

MX Player Pro 1.9.5 ARMv7 Neon was installed from Google Play.
 
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jyli

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Hello,
My MX Player Pro was updated to 1.9.5 from Play Store.
Since the update, I cannot play any MPEG2 videos.
Before the update all .mpg, .ts and .REC video files worked fine.
Now I get "This video format (mpeg2video) is not supported."
(well, mine is in finnish but it translates to that)

Is this a bug or planned issue?

My player is ARMv7 NEON on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 & Samsung Galaxy S7
 

jyli

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Have you tried using the custom codec from the codecs thread?
No, not yet.
Actually, for years I have just been using MX Player without any problems and without knowing about any custom codecs.
All my files has been standard mpeg2, mpeg4 or h264 stuff so nothing custom about them at all.
All these including mpeg2 have been working fine for years now.

So maybe I will need to look in to those.
 
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mpeg2video not supported

After upgrading MX Player to 1.9.6 at Samsung S5Neo the .ts files recorded at Synology from DVB-T cannot be played. It says "mpeg2video not supported". Same applies to the DVB-T live stream.
 

dabrain42

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No, not yet.
Actually, for years I have just been using MX Player without any problems and without knowing about any custom codecs.
All my files has been standard mpeg2, mpeg4 or h264 stuff so nothing custom about them at all.
All these including mpeg2 have been working fine for years now.

So maybe I will need to look in to those.
Ok, the custom codec works for me on mxplayer 1.9.6... But why was the support dropped?
 

tweakertje

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found it an select the custom codec
There is an other strange thing mpeg2 is in software mode not hardware decoding???
if I select hw+ audio codecs there is audio but its stuttering
The old version (1.9.3) also decodes in software mode.
Galaxy s7
 

Thirumalai.K

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found it an select the custom codec
There is an other strange thing mpeg2 is in software mode not hardware decoding???
if I select hw+ audio codecs there is audio but its stuttering
The old version (1.9.3) also decodes in software mode.
Galaxy s7
can you collect a bug report & share with us?
 

jyli

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So is this really the way things work with MX Player Pro from now on?
I must use custom codec to watch mpeg2 decoded videos and for every new update of MX Player I will need to get new custom codec?
I updated the MX Player Pro yesterday to 1.9.8 (I think it was 1.9.5) and now the custom codec (1.9.0) that I have won’t work with it.
 
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zedidk

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So is this really the way things work with MX Player Pro from now on?
I must use custom codec to watch mpeg2 decoded videos and for every new update of MX Player I will need to get new custom codec?
I updated the MX Player Pro yesterday to 1.9.8 (I think it was 1.9.5) and now the custom codec (1.9.0) that I have won’t work with it.
Get Custom Codec Pack v1.9.8 from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/mx-player/mx-player-custom-codec-dts-support-t2156254
 
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derfy1234

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Goodbye MX Player

I won't be using this app anymore. I need mpeg2. Period.

No reason to have this app without it.

No time to root my android tablet or play little games with codecs.

It used to to a good job, now it is just a vegetable.

Goodbye
 

ChazzMatt

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I won't be using this app anymore. I need mpeg2. Period.

No reason to have this app without it.

No time to root my android tablet or play little games with codecs.

It used to to a good job, now it is just a vegetable.

Goodbye
Read two posts above yours. Custom codec pack adds that functionality and more.
 

mortbrad

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Read two posts above yours. Custom codec pack adds that functionality and more.
Even with the custom codec I am still having compatibility issues that I never had before this change with MPEG2 files - audio pauses and subsequent desync, anybody else showing similar?

Just playing DVB-T recordings.