Author Topic: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru  (Read 7297 times)

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DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« 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?

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #1 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..
Audio Add-on Fix: http://bit.ly/2eaFI8i (LINK UPDATED)
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Setting -> Addons -> Install by ZIP

Works up to v1.25 with original COOD-E firmware

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #3 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

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Audio Add-on Fix: http://bit.ly/2eaFI8i (LINK UPDATED)
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Works up to v1.25 with original COOD-E firmware

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #4 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
« Last Edit: September 14, 2015, 06:04:30 PM by ACRyan »

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #5 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
Audio Add-on Fix: http://bit.ly/2eaFI8i (LINK UPDATED)
Backup link: http://www65.zippyshare.com/v/WuhE1fYJ/file.html

Setting -> Addons -> Install by ZIP

Works up to v1.25 with original COOD-E firmware

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #6 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:

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.

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2015, 10:09:42 AM »
Useless for you maybe  >:(

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Audio Add-on Fix: http://bit.ly/2eaFI8i (LINK UPDATED)
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Setting -> Addons -> Install by ZIP

Works up to v1.25 with original COOD-E firmware

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 02:48:09 PM »
Useless for you maybe  >:(

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #9 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
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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #10 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!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2015, 07:57:11 PM by sirwimpyix »

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #11 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

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #12 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!

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2016, 08:16:43 AM »
is hier al een oplossing voor ?

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Re: DTS HD / Dolby TrueHD pass-thru
« Reply #14 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:
  • plain DTS 5.1
    • Source: DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD High Resolution Audio with 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channels
  • plain Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Source: Dolby TrueHD with 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channels

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:
  • Was there some reason for doing this?
  • Will there be a FW update fixing this (in v15.2?) and when can we expect this?
  • Can we in the mean time enable it ourselves by editing a config file? (guisettings.xml, advancedsettings.xml, ...?)