How to play unsupported format in MX player???

Mx Player is one of the most liking app for our Android. In present day, many of the local mobile brands are pre-loading their smartphones with mxplayer already installed on it, Even Some of the brand use it as a default media player in place of the stock Android Video Player.

I think Mx video player is #1 position for Video player in Google Play Store is because it supports almost every video file format from HD mp4 to HEVC .H265 MKV.

While initially MxPlayer didn’t add support for .mkv, .flv and .dat video format to be shown in the mx player video list. It was able to all the video format.

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Later Mx Player update their app and now it shows video format file like mkv and flv in the playlist. It doesn’t show .DAT video files. So, in this tutorial we are going to show you How to play unsupported video format on MX Player.

How can I Play .dat / unsupported format on Mx Player?

Mx Player is capable of playing every other video format there ever made. It just that it doesn’t show of the video format file on the Mxplayer video playlist. So, how you are going to play video that don’t show up on Mx Player/ MX Player Pro.

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There are basically two step for this:

  1. Official method (In some cases it won’t work)

  • First you need to install Mxplayer from google play store.
  • Now you have to install MX Player Codec (ARMv7 NEON) from play store.
  • Then reboot your phone.

Everything done……your unsupported files are also playing in mxplayer.

But after doing these steps your player won’t play video then you can do the second step.


  1. Unofficial method (almost worked for every one)

  • First you need to install Mxplayer from google play store.
  • Now you have to download MX Player Codec (ARMv7 NEON).
  • Then put this file into your phone file manager.
  • Now open the mxplayer, go to setting>decoder>custom codec.
  • Gave then path where you place codec file which you download
  • Click ok.
  • Then reboot your phone.
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If you will face any other issue, then comment below.


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