I have a phone (Micromax A089) which supports any 720p HD video or movie. But when I try to play any 1080p video then the video runs well but there is no sound.

I am using the latest version of MX Player. I also tried many other players but still got the same result.

Is there any way to play a 1080p video in my phone with the help of an app?

  • 1080p video may not be played well because the mobile has limitation. I too face the same problem with some 1080p videos. In my case audio plays very well but video is laggy. Jul 5, 2015 at 16:14
  • @MANI Limitations of what sort? Please brief us.
    – Firelord
    Jul 5, 2015 at 16:20
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    @MANI I can assume it's a HW limitation but what does that mean? Brief! Besides, here are the specs for the said device. Nowhere I see it can play videos only up to 720p. Another note, OP didn't say "only up to 720p" but simply said "any 720p" (without any evidence; from experience I take it as) which may or may not mean "up to". Regardless, OP also doesn't seem to know what kind of limitation it is or this question might not have been posted. Would you now brief us what do you mean by limitation?
    – Firelord
    Jul 5, 2015 at 16:40
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    I would say RAM and GPU. Playing a 1080p videos is like playing real nice games with real nice graphics which requires atleast 1 Gb of RAM and a good GPU unit with great resolution support. Jul 5, 2015 at 17:03
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    For awhile there i had issues with MXplayer. Try VLC, works like a charm on lower end phones i tested on. play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc hope it works for ya.
    – jer3my
    Jul 6, 2015 at 6:21

2 Answers 2


Your sound problem is most likely caused by missing the codec needed to play the sound. Try VLC player app.


If you are using MX player, their is a button on the top saying 'HW'. Click on that HW and change it to SW. This works with me. I have played a 4k video using this setting. Though it might lag a bit.

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