Gemini Lake HD Audio dropouts problem

  • I am searching somebody to confirm my Gemini Lake problem with HD Audio. After latest 3-5 minutes i have a audio dropout for less then half a second and my AVR shortly shows no output and then comes back.

    It is just HD audio with over 2 MBit. As example i took Aquaman (2018) Bluray EAN 5051890317377, because there are 4x audio in german and english. 3 in HD (DTS-HD 5.1, TrueHD 7.1 with Atmos) and 1 Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 with Atmos. The 3 HD tracks have dropout on a Gemini Lake N4100 but they are fine on i3-8100 Coffe Lake. The DD+ 7.1 Atmos audio track plays fine (just seen the hole movie) on N4100. Also UHD 4k i did test and same result. All tested source are straight from the disc and just a remux, so no tinkering with audio or video.


    Tested the Beelink N41 on Windows 10 too and all audio is fine including HD.


    Tested on:

    - Beelink N41 6GB/128GB with Intel N4100 -> dropouts

    - Adloko GE41 4GB/64GB with Intel N4100 -> dropouts

    - Asrock B360-itx + i3-8100 DP 1.2 + Club 3D CAC-1080 -> no audio problem at all

    - Denon X4500H

    - LG 55E6D


    Tested with LE:

    - 9.0.2 Generic x86_64

    - build today 9.2 git branch + PR3559 + kernel 5.1.10 + Kodi Leia branch 0186c4b + my community build patches

    to try my build download libreelec-generic.x86_64-sky42-9.1.95-#190616.tar


    Can anybody confirm these audio dropouts on any Gemini Lake hardware?


    Kodi debug log for short playback with 2 dropouts http://ix.io/1lzd

    Yes i know my keymap are not all OK and i should not use the GUI in 4k.

  • Can you reproduce this without AVR? I can check if there are any audio issues with Aquaman BD but my Gemini Lake system is connected directly to a TV.

  • Non can not reproduce without the TV, because the TV can not do HD Audio. So I did not try at all.

    It is not just Aquaman. I did try around 25 movies.

  • No confirmations so far, then i am out. I just send back the N4100 and ordered a RPi4 yesterday.

  • I know this is an old thread but I was curious if anyone else is using Gemini Lake hardware with LE. I am getting similar issues that sky42 experienced. I'm using LE 9.2.6. I have also tested on a develpment build by smp and same issue.


    If you don't use passthru audio then no issues however if you enable passthru audio then you get drop outs.

    Edited once, last by pletopia ().