I have a film in the .AVI format, with an SRT subtitle file, and an AC3 audio track.

I used the S/W decoder function.

The film can be played with/without the subtitles, and the AC3 file itself can be played. I have tried MX player (not PRO) with the ARMv7 codec and VPlayer with the ARMv7 codec. I have the same problem on my Nook Color. If I stop the film and try to select audio, I have the only item which means embedded audio track.

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    Am I assuming correctly that you have 3 files (.avi, .srt & .ac3 (maybe some other language)) which you want to simultaneously play or is the ac3 track embedded in the avi? I'd say: Use handbrake to merge all into a single playable (.mkv or so) file for your handset.
    – ce4
    Nov 29, 2012 at 18:36
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    Thanks for sharing your workaround! If you want, you can compile this into an answer, just FYI.
    – ce4
    Dec 12, 2012 at 12:51
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    Thanks. (PS: The answer section is below... Sorry for nitpicking)
    – ce4
    Dec 12, 2012 at 17:31

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The solution.

I ended up preferring films in the .MKV format and using mkvmerge for merging audio tracks and subtitles into a video file.


for those who want to watch films with an embedded AC3 audio track, this solution could be useful. It worked on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530NU, and I'm sure it would work on any other device.

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