How to fix unsupported codec and format error on Android?

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In this new opportunity we will tell you in great detail about two very interesting media players that you need to download in order to resolve the unsupported format and codec error on Android.

Without a doubt, the options you will see below have a lot of downloads, because they are compatible with an immense number of audio and video file formats. We also remind you that these players can be downloaded for your Android device completely free of charge.


You simply have to go to the Google Play Store and select the app player you want to try resolve the unsupported format and codec error on Android.


How to fix unsupported codec and format error on Android?

In short, the codec is a data decoding method and is used in compressed files such as video or audio files. As for their function, Codecs have the task of encoding information so that it is stored or sent when the file is played.

There is currently a large variety of different codecs, for both audio and video files. Due to this variety of codecs, errors may occur at least once when playing multimedia files. You can broaden your knowledge of this topic by learning what it is and how to remove or fix the codec from a video.

For example, if you have a MP4 video the which codec is H.265 and your player only supports one H.264 codec, you will not be able to play the file normally on your device Android. When this happens, it is better to change the player to another compatible with a larger number of Codecs.

Now we are going to tell you in great detail about several interesting media players that you can use to fix the unsupported format and codec error on Android.



VLC media player

Without a doubt, this player is one of the most famous that we can download today. It is VLC media player, the player whose icon is a characteristic traffic cone.

One of the most surprising aspects of this player is that has an Android version, which works quite well and supports a large number of formats and codecs. As for its interface, we must point out that it is very intuitive, so it will be very easy to learn how to manage it. Also, even if you don't have them, you can easily download and update VLC codecs.

When we open the app we can see that the files are sorted according to their format. As for the songs, these are divided by artist, genre and album. It also gives us the possibility to create our own playlist to listen to our favorite songs without having to search for them one by one. Furthermore, it is much easier to fix errors, such as the famous video problem when VLC shows a black screen.

On the other hand, this player has the ability to raise or lower the volume of the song and you can also fast forward or rewind the video you are watching. Run now on Google Play Store and download VLC player app right now.

If you are not convinced of this player, you can see below one of the best alternatives to the VLC player.

Cross player

This time we will talk about an excellent player that will allow you to download and customize subtitles of your favorite series or movies. For example, if you are an anime lover and don't know the Japanese language well, then this reader is ideal for you.


It also has a very interesting option that allows us to play video in the background. This way, both the video and the song we are playing won't stop if we turn off the screen.


This is of great help, as it allows us to save some battery and also we will not have to be aware of the mobile phone screen, we can just leave it in one place while we do any other activity.

Another very important feature of this player is that it allows us to select the aspect ratio of the video. In this way we can choose the ratio that best suits the mobile screen so as not to miss any details.


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