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Download EAC3 Codec for MX Player (MX Player AIO ZIP Files )

As the VLC ban continues in India, many VLC users turn to MX Player for playing their favorite videos. While many of them found that videos encoded in AC3, DTS, TrueHD audio codec would be failed to play in MX Player. That's because MX Player has removed some custom codecs from its video engine, due to some licensing issues. This results in incompatibility with DTS audio. Hence, you're unable to get the EAC3 audio format. To fix it, you need to download EAC3 codec for MX Player. But how? Scroll down...

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Play EAC3 Codec Files without Installing Custom Codec in MX Player

MX Player requires an installation of custom codec to play EAC3 codec files. The process could be complicated and time consuming. To put this simply, you can try 5KPlayer - a superb alternative to MX Player for Windows 11/10 that plays any media files without extra codec installation.

Part 1. Download EAC3 Codec for MX Player (MX Player AIO ZIP File)

As I was saying, many MX Player users often see an error message 'EAC3 Audio format is not supported' while watching their favorite videos on MX Player. EAC3 format is the Enhanced AC-3 format for audio. The removal of custom codec  in MX Player makes it difficult for AC-type files to stream. That's to say, there is no EAC3 codec file presented to support the audios. Thus, you need download MX Player custom codec zip file. You can get direct codec files here. Below are the custom codec pack links where you will get AIO zip files.

Latest versions (V1.41.2) of MX Player Custom Codec and MX Player AIO Zip: https://github.com/USBhost/MX_FFmpeg/releases

If you're using older versions (1.35.0) of MX Player, you can check the older versions of MX Player AIO Zip:

Or you can directly download the all-in-one MX Player AIO Zip file: https://github.com/USBhost/MX_FFmpeg/releases/download/1.25.0/mx_aio.zip

How to Install EAC3 Codec to Your MX Player

After downloading EAC3 codec for MX Player, you can install them in the MX player using a step-by-process.

Step 1. Open up your MX Player on your phone, go through Settings > Decoder, then scroll down to the lowest. Click on the option to Create a custom codec.

Step 2. There will be an option to select a file at this stage. Navigate to the exact location where you have saved the codec file zipped and select the correct choice.  As previously mentioned, you could choose the all-in-one version if you are not sure about the version you are using.

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Part 2. MX Player Alternative to Play AC3/DTS Audio without Extra Installation

What if users don't want to take extra steps to download and install EAC3 codec for MX Player? You can try an alternative to MX Player to make your videos with AC3/DTS audio playable. Generally, there are two options: turning to another media player or convert the AC3/DTS encoded video to the one that MX Player accepts.

Option 1. Turn to Another Media Player

There are many video players out there that can play almost all video file formats without installing video codecs additionally. Most of them include built-in audio and video codecs and are totally free to use. This will solve video not playing in MX Player error owing to the codec issue, including the EAC3 codec or the increasingly popular AV1 codec. Here are some free media players that don't require extra codec installation:

  • VLC media player (banned in India)
  • 5KPlayer
  • KMPlayer
  • GOM Player
  • Potplayer
  • ...

Option 2. Convert to a Format That's Compatible with MX Player

Another way is to convert videos with EAC3 codec to the one that MX Player compatible, such as AC3. To do that, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a nice option. With the support of 370+ video and audio codecs, it's able to convert video to MP4, MOV, MKV, HEVC, H.264, AC3, AAC, MP3, and 420+ preset profiles.

It's fairly easy to convert video with EAC3 codec to the one with AC3, AAC or MP3. Load your video > Choose MP4 Video (H.264+AAC) as the output format > Tap RUN button. All done.

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Part 3. FAQs

1. What is MX Player Codec?

The MX Player Codec allows MX Player to run on devices with ARMv7 NEON CPUs, so you own this type of device, you need the MX Player Codec.

2. What is EAC3 Codec?

EAC3 codec is Enhanced AC-3 format. It is an advanced AC-3 format for audio and video playing in the MX Player app. Users can enjoy high-quality video files without any sound error.

3. Is VLC better than MX Player?  

Most of the users love to play all media files on VLC while working on computer whereas MX player is rated as best solution for android platform. Those who cannot tolerate annoying ads on screen are advised to go ahead with VLC and the second option is to spend on professional version of MX player.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Kaley Torres

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Kaley Torres is a self-motivated, creative editor with eight years of marketing and SEO experience, specializing in writing on DVD, video, audio, images, new digital contents etc. With a partiality DVD collection, Kaley also enjoys digitizing DVD and is keen to share her DVD video conversion solutions as well as video sharing tips on social media.

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