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Solutions to Playing H.265 in MX Player Crashed Issue

Meet issues when opening and playing H.265/HEVC files with MX player? Just read this article to find the solutions I shared below.

Solutions to Playing H.265 in MX Player Crashed Issue
I'm a user of MX player. Good experience. Recently I got some H.265 video clips from a 4K drone. I've noticed that as it claimed, MX player supports H.265(HEVC) format by default. So I tried it, but the result let me down- MX player doesn't play H.265 videos. I'm hunting for a solution to the issue?

I have scoured the internet, tried everything I could find about the H.265 in MX player issue. The final result I found from all relevant forums is that MX player supports H.265/HEVC in theory, but it still exists some issues. Below are all the possible solutions to solve H.265 in MX player playback issues.

Solution 1. Decoder Settings to Fix H.265 on MX Player Lag Issue

Once upon a time I had a field day downloading HD movies without bothering about the size of the files but now that Etisalat has long shut down that service, I have reverted to watching my data consumption again. I now focus on downloading HEVC formatted movies as they come in high quality while keeping file size really low. Unfortunately not many android video players out there support this format. MX Player being the best android video player out there supports this format by default BUT unfortunately it lags on some devices.

To fix the lag issue simple go to Settings >> Decoder and click on CPU Core Limit. For dual core devices set it to 2, quad core 4 and octa core 8.

Also tick Use Speedup Tricks and then reboot your device.

Now when playing files like HEVC or MKV which lag, simply switch the decoder from HW decoder to SW decoder.

HEVC/MKV files should now play well without lags.

NOTE: If the HEVC file's audio component was encoded with dts/dtshd/ac3/eac3/mlp codecs, you will not get audio. To fix this issue do please check out MX Player Custom Codec with DTS & AC3 Support.

Also do please note that switching from HW decoder to SW decoder will consume your battery a lot faster as SW decoding makes use of the CPU while HW makes use of the device's GPU. Increased CPU usage = Increased battery usage.

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Solution 2. Encode H.265 to H.264 for MX Player

If simply switching the decoder from HW decoder to SW decoder can't solve the lag issue, converting H.265 to H.264 for MX Player is an alternative solution to the lag issue as well as crahe and other issues.

You can re-encode H.265 video to H.264 video for MX Player playback. With Brorsoft Video Converter, you can easily convert H.265/HEVC video to H.264/AVC files. This video transcoder can transcode H.265 MKV, H.265 MP4 and other H.265 files to H.264 MKV, H.264 MP4 for MX Player easier playing. For Mac users, you can turn to Video Converter for Mac.

Convert H.265 to MX Player more friendly format

1. Run the best H.265 converter software and then import your H.265 files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion.

2. Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode H.265 to H.264 .mp4, .mov, .avi for playing with MX Player.

Tip: You can also check the "Settings" box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your MX player.

3. In the end, you just need to click the "Convert" button start the H.265 to MX Player conversion. When the converting process ends, you can open output folder to check and play the converted H.265 videos in MX Player with the best quality.

Hope this guide can be useful to you.

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