MX Player codec & settings

  1. dam76
    Eclair Aug 27, 2014

    dam76 , Aug 27, 2014 :
    Hi guys, I created this thread to share the best settings for the best android video player, at least according to me. Now that it manages graphic subtitles (IDX+SUB) I find it the most complete player available. VLC is also very good but is still in beta and sometime a little "buggy".

    True is that with all the power available with OPO, I don't think that you don't need any specific setting to play any video file, but I was wondering which is the best setting to get also top quality images and battery life.

    I tried "H/W+ decoder" and works very well, with subtitles and different files format, and so is for "S/W decoder", but I'm guessing that "H/W+" better takes advantage of the phone hardware.
    With "H/W decoder" sometimes it does not play audio with the video.

    I then tried to download custom codec for ARMv7 Neon custom codec (with DTS support) at this link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1.7.31/custom_codec_temp/libffmpeg.neon.1.7.31.zip
    (Full XDA thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/mx-player/mx-player-custom-codec-dts-support-t2156254). You can then select the new codec under Settings 》Decoder 》Custom Codec.

    The quality of the video was perfect before and it is perfect also with the custom codec, but maybe energy efficiency is improved? I guess, I would like to hear the opinion of some expert :)

    What about color format? I use "32bit RGB", as "YUV" is labaled as experimental.

    Please share your experience and opinions guys :) Thanks

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  2. Bobcat1
    Jelly Bean Aug 27, 2014

    Bobcat1 , Aug 27, 2014 :
    I had huge problems with MX Player Pro. Switched to VLC beta (no problems since)

  3. dam76
    Eclair Aug 27, 2014

    dam76 , Aug 27, 2014 :
    If you do not say which problem and which ROM you had it's not very useful.

  4. jonas740
    Cupcake Aug 29, 2014

    jonas740 , Aug 29, 2014 :
    When I first got the phone the standard player could play 1080p mkv with dts. But now it can't

  5. batwingnz
    Gingerbread Aug 29, 2014

    batwingnz , Aug 29, 2014 :
    How do you get videos in Chrome to open in Mx Player? My experience was when I first installed Mx videos from Chrome opened in Mx, then they spontanteously would play in Chrome instead and I cannot get it to return to the previous behaviour. I

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  6. vinit shinde
    Cupcake Jan 13, 2015

  7. CoolFX
    Donut Feb 24, 2015

    CoolFX , Feb 24, 2015 :
    Me too... How can i make it my default video player on gallery?? Can't do it no matter what I do.

  8. kamleshkhakhkhar
    Eclair Apr 6, 2015

    kamleshkhakhkhar , Apr 6, 2015 :
    Just open Up settings --> apps--> Mx player -->> clear defaults and you are done

  9. batwingnz
    Gingerbread Apr 15, 2015

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  10. MichaelJacksonKingOfPop
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 15, 2015

  11. monica66
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2015

    monica66 , Apr 28, 2015 :
    Have a try to encode MKV videos into MP4 formats so that you can play without any issue.

  12. WakaWakaWaka
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 28, 2015

  13. Emanuell Hitardo
    Honeycomb Jun 6, 2015

    Emanuell Hitardo , Jun 6, 2015 :
    Since you heve upgraded to Lollipop, particularly CM OS 12, have you manage to use H/W+?

    I cannot use it in any video since Lollipop came to my OnePlus One.

  14. dam76
    Eclair Jun 6, 2015

    dam76 , Jun 6, 2015 :
    no, H/W+ is not working for me too
    but SW decoder is working just fine

  15. Mohd Sultan
    Honeycomb Jun 6, 2015

  16. Emanuell Hitardo
    Honeycomb Jun 7, 2015

    Emanuell Hitardo , Jun 7, 2015 :
    That is a relief for me, has mine was not working since Lollipop.
    But also confirms my fear.

    I hope this gets fixed on next CM12OS OTA.

    H/W+ is the best way to decode files, as it drains less battery (Snapdragon's DSP is one of the most efficient on the market) and the phone heats up less often.
    But, most importantly, the playback is the smoothest.

  17. Cobrin
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 7, 2015

    Cobrin , Jun 7, 2015 :
    MX player Pro got an update today, see it that helps. Being on Exodus I've not had an issue playing with videos of all kinds that I've had.

  18. Emanuell Hitardo
    Honeycomb Jun 8, 2015

    Emanuell Hitardo , Jun 8, 2015 :
    That update was to fix some H/W+ problems on Android 5.1.
    I already tried it, but no go.

    Since 5.0.2 update for Cyanogen, H/W+ does not work on the OnePlus One.

  19. Hellmaker
    Cupcake Jun 23, 2015

    Hellmaker , Jun 23, 2015 :
    Same here........... HW+ is not working.

    Is there any fix around?

  20. Emanuell Hitardo
    Honeycomb Jun 23, 2015

    Emanuell Hitardo , Jun 23, 2015 :
    Since I flashed the new update (I flashed the major file) and left franco.kernel - so, I am using stock kernel now - I was able to use H/W+ again.

    Did anyone else get it working again?