MX Player is a widely used media player application among Android users in India. People prefer this application for its best features and easy user interface. Moreover, most of its features are available for free. The only difference between the free and premium version of MX Player is that it doesn’t display any advertisements on its premium. Most users of MX Player encounter the issue that MX player can’t play this file.
Most of the files available for download on the internet are encrypted with DTS, DTSHD, AC3, EAC3, or MLP audio tracks. Unfortunately, these types of audio tracks are not supported in most Android mobiles. So, you cannot listen to the audio individually or with encoded video tracks. And also, the MX player was designed to play only some media files and does not play files without the support of a custom codec. But the solution for this issue lies within the app. We are here to show you the steps to solve this issue easily. Simply follow the below-given steps properly.
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How to fix MX Player can’t play this file issue:
Step-1: Launch the MX Player app from the app launcher on your device. Tap on the three-line icon/menu icon at the top left side of the screen.
Step-2: Locate the local Settings option from the list of menu and click on it. Then select the Decoder option.
Step-3: Now, you have to scroll down to the end to found the Custom Codec section. Under this section, you will see the type of custom codec such as neon, x86, tegra2, etc. which you required to download for your device. Don’t click on the Custom Codec option, just note down the type of the format.
Step-4: Then, you need to download the required type of codec for your device. You can download the codec by simply searching it on the internet.
Step-5: Most of the codec file is available in zip format. Don’t unzip the file right now, simply move it to the folder where you want to save it.
Step-6: Open MX Player again. It will automatically detect the downloaded codec file. If it does not detect, go to the Settings >> Decoder >> Custom Codec
Step-7: Click on the Custom Codec option and locate the folder where you saved the required codec file and then click on that file.
Step-8: Once you upload the file, it will ask permission to restart MX Player. Tap on OK and wait until it restarts automatically.
Step-9: If you want to check the installed custom codec, select the Help option from the menu and choose About to check information about the custom codec.
By following the above steps, you can easily resolve the issue of MX Player can’t play this file. If it doesn’t work, you can go for the alternative method. One of the best alternatives to resolve the issue is to use a third-party converter application. There are many video or audio converter apps available for free to download from Play Store. Simply Convert the file using these applications and play it on MX Player.
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