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  1. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Hi Support, Yip i was one of the non-succesful ones. Thanks for trying though and here's hoping the engineers are on the right track...
  2. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    So happy 2018 to one and all, Has there been any progress made on this issue?
  3. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    This statement worries me!! Yes the box plays most video formats. Yes it shows pictures. It does NOT play all soundtracks. However the statement of "we are releasing new boxes with a lot more options for audio" tells me, as a customer and someone who has lived with the issues on this box for almost a year, that nothing will be done on the existing product line. Rather be expected to go and get a new box with more options? This is one customer who will not fall into that trap
  4. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Hi Support, You need to understand our frustration! For months now we have been hearing we are working on the problem, yet nothing happens. We still sit with a box that does not do what the specs say it will do. Worse than that, the box is still being marketed and sold as a high-end streamer capable of playing all Video and Audio formats. And finally (and perhaps the most frustrating) is the two month intervals that go by before any feedback is given. In fact the only time we get some sort of response, is when we bump this topic to ensure it doesn't fall off the page.
  5. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Glad you found an alternative. My problem is i have external HDD full of files that i want to play from - no NAS. And if memory serves, Apple TV does not accept external USB. So i am stuck needing a Media streamer solution
  6. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Well this is my bi-weekly "bump" to this topic. Not that i am expecting any response from support...
  7. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Hi Lahouter, I too had the jerky playback. If the Android digital sounds are set to HDMI (not auto detect), then KODI is set to: enable passthrough, AC3 capable receiver, Decode AC3 signal on, then you get the Digital soundtrack through a digital receiver (Onkyno definitely is one). Also no Jerky video. However once you have played a 5.1 video, you lose the 2.0 channel sound, which includes the kodi clicks. But the jerky playback is gone. To workaround, i set the Android digital sounds to auto (PCM). Then in Kodi: enable passthrough, AC3 capable receiver. But set the decode AC3 signal to OFF. The receiver will still show you are getting a PCM signal (not digital) but if your receiver has a surround setting (Dolby PLxii as an example), select that option on the receiver instead of "straight". This allows the receiver to decode the Digital soundtrack to surround (PCM via HDMI). This worked for me and allows me to play all files with no jerking and surround sound. Granted you do not get the DTS sound and i have noticed i lose a bit on the subwoofer, but the receiver does a decent job of decoding. Not perfect but at least i am not constantly rebooting the box. Try it and see if that works for you (sorry i have a 495pro) BTW : Running Kodi 17.5, Yamaha 7.1 receiver, LG 4K - all HDMI 2.2 connections
  8. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Don't know if this will help anyone, but i changed my settings and managed to get "some" surround sound without a reboot: 1. 495 sound settings set to auto detect - It defaults to PCM 2. Kodi set to Enable passthrough but NOT AC3 compatible receiver (subnote says if receiver can decode digital through PCM on HDMI port, leave off) 3. AUdio set to optimised Result is that my receiver decodes the 5.1 track as long as i select PLXii on the receiver and NOT direct sound. It does give surround sound but not the DTS soundtrack. I played Armageddon and i can definitely hear the Asteroid coming from behind me to the front hehe. I am fortunate to have a receiver that can decode Dolby through PCM - not everyone has one A small workaround as we are getting ZERO support from mygica on this issue
  9. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Still no updates: What really irks me is i like to watch music videos on the box. Some videos are 5.1 while others are 2.0. So as a result, i cannot play in party mode because the moment it plays a 5.1 video, all the rest (2.0) have no audio. I am in the market for a new box... And won't be recommending the Mygica to anyone going forward. 7 months - no resolution!!
  10. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Hi all, Nearly 3 weeks now since an update
  11. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    i've given up on this issue as i don't think anyone is really looking into it. Going to market to see what other players are available
  12. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Morning, Any feedback on this issue - seeing as you were able to replicate it?
  13. Can't get 5.1 surround working

    Hi, There is a long thread about 5.1 and Kodi under discussions. Also, in case it is not Kodi, i found that if you set the digital sound output (under settings) to HDMI instead of Auto, the default movie player seems to play surround. But at times it causes stuttering. We have been waiting for almost 6 months for an answer - Welcome to our world
  14. Mkv plays no sound (audio as dts)

    Hi, There is a thread about this. Look for the topic 5.1 sound on Kodi 17. Chances are you are having the same issue as the rest of us.
  15. Kodi 17.1 audio passthrough issue

    Further clarification: The DTS soundtrack does play in surround although my recevier does not show it playing a DTS track - only DOlby Digital. Bear in mind though, that from KODI 17, there is no option to choose a DTS reciever - only receiver capable of decoding DTS soundtracks. So the DTS issue may not just be a 495Pro issue, but the having to reboot each time you play a dolby file is