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AC3 codec for MX Player

Open mxplayer, and go to the settings-decoder. On the bottom you will see "download user codec" and recomendation "download neon arm7". Then, just follow the instructions.
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What media formats are supported in Android?

As Matthew Read noted, the list of supported media formats is device specific. More or less, it's actually specific to the default video player app your device has. I'm not aware of an app that can ...
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AC3 codec for MX Player

You can use the Codecs for the previous version. Go into MX Player - Help - FAQs. This links you through to their website. Look down the list and find question regarding Codecs. Follow links through ...
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Stop notifications from briefly lowering media volume

Updated Answer I first thought that the OP was asking about modifying the behavior of the sources of the notifications which can be done in with finer levels than before using Notification Categories ...
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When you record a video at 60 fps, how can you play the video back at 24 fps?

Using VLC player: play the video tap the screen to bring up the controls click the three dots button click the"playback speed" button adjust to 45 - 50% done It doesn't get you exactly the 24 fps ...
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VLC speed play in Android app

VLC for Android supports playback speed regulation up to 4.0x, with audio pitch adjustment (optional). The setting is under ⋮ ( Advanced Options). Image source: https://wiki.videolan.org/...
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Get media playback time using ADB

Issue this command: adb shell dumpsys media_session | grep "state=PlaybackState" # assuming that only one media player or alike app is playing audio, such as Spotify. Demo output: state=...
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How can I mute the YouTube app while playing music on another player?

You can play video in browser instead of youtube app. In browser you can mute the audio. If your browser launched youtube app when clicked on video link, you need to copy the url and paste it inside ...
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When you record a video at 60 fps, how can you play the video back at 24 fps?

I personally use Cyberlink Power Director on Android for doing this, you need to slow it down to around %45 and then export the video at 24 FPS Export Steps with Power Director 1 - Select Save ...
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Good combination for playing media from SMB/CIFS share?

VLC for Android plays media from SMB shares. I use VLC on my tablet, my little Android set top box and about to put it on my firesticks. I also use VLC on my Windows and Linux PC's.
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How can I play back audio at a slower rate?

VLC for Android allows you to alter the playback speed.
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AC3 codec for MX Player

You can use VLC Player on Android for such files. It supports AC3 codec and .mkv files too.
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AC3 codec for MX Player

Just download the previous version of MX player 1.7.32 as Apk file. Here's the link http://www.androiddrawer.com/22713/download-mx-player-app-apk/ and install and don't upgrade to the latest version ...
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How to properly play 720p/1080p media with subtitles through MHL (HDMI out)?

If you're rooted you could try to force a certain combination of phone screen resolution and DPI using Second Screen and maybe your selected video player will conform to that even as the video is ...
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VLC speed play in Android app

When you play an audio file in vlc tap the track name at the bottom to bring up the playlist. In the upper right tap the dots then the image of a man running. This changes playback speed. In settings ...
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Media player doesn't show songs

Note this part in your description: ...The songs will not show up unless I restart the application several times... Every reboot or finished USB connection will broadcast a android.intent.action....
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Is it possible to play DVDs (or other "optical" media) from file images on Android?

VLC can According to the documentation, VLC can play DVD ISO files and display the relevant menus. Other players might also be able to play the files if you first unarchive the ISO (using ES File ...
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How can I mute the YouTube app while playing music on another player?

You can try a couple alternative apps. They have some advanced features that the official youtube app lacks. NewPipe: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.schabi.newpipe/ Skytube: https://f-droid.org/...
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When you record a video at 60 fps, how can you play the video back at 24 fps?

Frames get dropped, carried over as required. In effect the 60FPS is "strobed" to 24FPS. This is a common topic for home cinema buffs as 24FPS is a standard. You need to transcode, an android device ...
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Stop notifications from briefly lowering media volume

To automate the Do Not Disturb toggle, you can use Tasker (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm&hl=en). Create a task that sets Do Not Disturb to "No ...
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Stop notifications from briefly lowering media volume

Rocket Player, is a music player that will let you choose between ducking and pausing, and will allow you to disable it completely, (The setting is under Settings->Sound->Audio Focus->Temp Focus ...
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A fully featured floating video player which can be minimized to an icon?

Try the app Float Tube Video Player or Floating Video Player or GPlayer or FVPlayer-floating video player or any other similar app from Play Store. (All I did was a simple Google search)
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Create a playlist of Offline videos in YouTube

I suggest you download tubemate app. This downloads youtube videos to your device. Then, you can easily make Playlist from downloaded videos.
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Default music player restarting song on Bluetooth reconnect

Yes, poweramp works well when Bluetooth is reconnected. It has got a trial version from the playstore which you can install for testing, if it works then you can purchase it as per your requirements. ...
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Good combination for playing media from SMB/CIFS share?

Now that ES File Explorer has jumped the shark somewhat, I asked in our chat about possible replacements, and Solid Explorer File Manager is a good replacement. It can stream via FTP, SFTP, SMB, and ...
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Good combination for playing media from SMB/CIFS share?

For music try Samba Player, though it doesn't support video. Link: Samba Player on Google Play Description: "Listen to your network stored music collection as if it was all on your phone! Enjoy ...
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How can I repeat each song in a playlist n times?

You may have found this answer or another one by now but a simple way to achieve this (as long as you don't want to use the shuffle function) is to manually create a playlist and add each song ...
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PDF Reader with MP3 player?

EZ PDF Reader pro (There is also a trial version) will allow you to read and have the mp3 file play at the same time. I have used it while performing. I can have lyrics and cords on the screen and ...
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Prevent phone from automatically lowering media volume

Here is how to fix the problem without root and without setting the volume to some predefined volume (such as 100%). This "feature" is controlled by a System.Global property ...
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Is there a music player that supports play counts and smart playlists?

Nobody mentioned PlayerPro Music Player - which does exactly what you need. Here's the related PlayStore description, Music stats and SMART PLAYLISTS: Recently added, Top rated, Most played, ...
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