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Help And Support => Hardware => Topic started by: Atomsk on September 05, 2015, 09:46:32 PM

Title: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Atomsk on September 05, 2015, 09:46:32 PM
Just installed a cood-e player, did the upgrades, etc. Also I like to stress I have a DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD capable receiver and cood-e has been setup correctly for audio pass through.

However, when I stream a mkv or bluray over the local network, I only get normal DTS / Dolby Digital sound on my receiver. Even though when I check the audio menu, it indicates it's a DTS HD MA stream.

I have an old Dune mediaplayer that doesn't support the new audio formats and I was hoping with a new device like the cood-e, it would at least support passing through the complete HD audio streams, instead of just the core. Apparently not. :( Is this a software issue, or is the hardware incapable of supporting DTS HD / TrueHD?
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Vekia on September 07, 2015, 01:26:00 PM
Its a software issue, as they said before, its not licensed as its a streamer and mainly not used for playback.

I'm (me and my friend) working on a fix for all android based KODI players.
We hope to release tomorrow, please keep an eye on the forums.

Will post it here..
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Atomsk on September 07, 2015, 02:18:14 PM
Its a software issue, as they said before, its not licensed as its a streamer and mainly not used for playback.

I'm (me and my friend) working on a fix for all android based KODI players.
We hope to release tomorrow, please keep an eye on the forums.

Will post it here..
No, this is different. I'm not talking about decoding DTS/Dolby, but passing through the signal to a capable receiver. You don't need a license for that.

Also I did some research and other players based on the same Amlogic S805 chipset seem to be able to forward DTS HD and Dolby truHD. However with the current firmware there's no option to enable this.
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Vekia on September 13, 2015, 09:42:19 PM
Install my audio addon, find it in my signature... :)
It will blow your mind :D :D

Have fun all

 8)
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Ryan on September 14, 2015, 06:00:44 PM
Add-on works perfect, period. Thanks a million Vekia & Co., you turned a crappy machine into something useful for me.  :)

Greetings,
JW
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Vekia on September 15, 2015, 08:32:34 AM
Hi JW,

No problem :)
Have fun.

Don't think COOD-E is a crappy player myself, this addon is only used for playback, most users will not do playback because of the addons that can be used for streaming

but for the people who use playback, use this addon to enjoy :D
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Atomsk on September 15, 2015, 06:38:27 PM
Install my audio addon, find it in my signature... :)
It will blow your mind :D :D
Installed it, but as expected no minds were blown.  It's useless. Your script is about enabling stereo down mix, my problem is about HD audio pass thru. Those are different things.

What I need is access to the options below:
(http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11888424/640/11888424.jpg)
Including the ability to set the audio output device probably.

in "guisettings.xml" the hd audio passthrough is disabled by default:
<truehdpassthrough default="true">false</truehdpassthrough>
<dtshdpassthrough default="true">false</dtshdpassthrough>
Setting these values to true doesn't change anything unfortunately.

I get the impression the cood-e development team just disabled a bunch of options they didn't like/understand/whatever.  :( Disappointing really, when internet streaming is possible, local media streaming should be too.
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Vekia on September 16, 2015, 10:09:42 AM
Useless for you maybe  >:(

QQ
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Atomsk on September 16, 2015, 02:48:09 PM
Useless for you maybe  >:(

QQ
Well, no one asked you to hijack my thread...
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Jeremy on September 17, 2015, 09:08:32 AM
Hi Atomsk,

DTS-HD and DOLBY-HD works here on passthrough, never the less, we are investigating this.
as we are testing with multiple AMP's from different brands.

Will let you know asap.

Gr, Jeremy
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: sirwimpyix on October 30, 2015, 09:10:08 PM
Hi Jeremy, I can confirm myself that Atomsk is right, the DTS-HD and TrueHD are not passing through to my Pioneer VSX-924-K when streaming from my home NAS. I just got my new COOD-E today and did several tests. Also only DTS 5.1 is passing through when playing DTS-HD 7.1 files - but that is probably beacuse only standard DTS core 5.1 is being used instead of DTS-HD MA.

Is there any way to fix this in the next firmware?

Thanks for your support!
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: hugo_walker on November 04, 2015, 01:57:10 PM
I had a passtrough in the advanced audio settings. when turnng this on I get audio, but only the surround sounds, not the center/speech channel

when installing the Audio Add-on Fix and selecting passtrough, all audio is gone again and the video starts to stutter
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: sirwimpyix on November 28, 2015, 07:26:41 PM
I had a passtrough in the advanced audio settings. when turnng this on I get audio, but only the surround sounds, not the center/speech channel

when installing the Audio Add-on Fix and selecting passtrough, all audio is gone again and the video starts to stutter
The Audio Add-on Fix is just to get the stereo downmix of HD audio tracks, so I do NOT recommend to install if you want to solve any passthrough issues, it won't help you.

So far it seems that passthrough of HD tracks works for some users with specific A/V receivers and not for others. Or is there any update from the COOD-E team? Any info is appreciated... Thanks guys!
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: jeffrey980 on January 08, 2016, 08:16:43 AM
is hier al een oplossing voor ?
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: NickDeGraeve on January 10, 2016, 09:04:05 AM
I can also report that HD audio streams are not correctly passed through to my Onkyo TX-NR1008.
The receiver reports a incoming signal:
So it seems that the FW is indeed dropping the HD streams and passes through only the core streams.

To summarize some questions from this thread:
Title: Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
Post by: Atomsk on January 12, 2016, 11:40:14 AM
I did some research and it seems most Kodi stream boxes have this issue. It's because Android doesn't support HD audio. Kodi displays DTS HD MA or Dolby TrueHD, but it's not passed into the HDMI stream because of Android. As for Jeremy reporting that is does work for him, I'm sorry but I highly doubt that. Either he mistakes something like DTS:EX for HD audio, or he's lying.

They do that every time something comes up that's hardware related. Can't stream high bitrate blu-ray iso's? Must be  your cables! The real reason of course is that the box itself is unable to get full 100Mbs speed when streaming. Same thing here. It's about whether your receiver supports HD audio, not about what brand it is.

Anyway, I'm getting tired of this. HD audio doesn't work, blu-ray rips don't and using a USB drive as cache for streaming doesn't work either, so you can't stream/torrent anything that's larger than internal memory.  I'm thinking about getting something more flexible like an Intel NUC.