My Libreelec is not capable of Dolby Digital Plus DD+ passthrough on Raspberry! Help

  • I'd just like to know. Is it possible to get a definite answer to this question? Or is it a secret? So far I don't get it running with my AVR. But maybe I'm doing something wrong.

    It works with Windows though.

    Light please. :idea:

    LibreELEC (Leia) on Raspberry Pi 4B

  • I'd just like to know. Is it possible to get a definite answer to this question? Or is it a secret? So far I don't get it running with my AVR. But maybe I'm doing something wrong.

    It works with Windows though.

    Light please. :idea:

    Kodi supports DD+ passthrough, so LibreElec support will depend on the hardware support in the surrounding Linux ecosystem that LibreElec uses, which means it's based on the hardware platform you are running.

  • novalis

    Changed the title of the thread from “Is Libreelec capable of Dolby Digital Plus DD+ passthrough?” to “Is Libreelec capable of Dolby Digital Plus DD+ passthrough on Raspberry?”.
  • Kodi supports DD+ passthrough, so LibreElec support will depend on the hardware support in the surrounding Linux ecosystem that LibreElec uses, which means it's based on the hardware platform you are running.

    noggin any insight?

    LibreELEC (Leia) on Raspberry Pi 4B

  • There is no secret setting about pass-through. If your AVR don't receive DD+, then the hardware is too weak.


    Loosing an audio track without warning is a bad thing. LE should make it visible to find the weak element of the audio transmission chain. If you're an audio enthusiast, other hardware like the Nvidia Shield TV or the brand new RPi 4B is worth to think about.

    Flexin' vinyl, jammin' break beats.:thumbup:

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  • It works for me. Pi3 running into Yamaha receiver. DD+ passthrough works

    So if this is not a general issue LE has with the Raspi 3, how can I try to resolve the problem. Because I have no issues whatsoever passing any audio to my AVR. Only DD+ and only on LE Raspi. Kodi on Windows works fine.

    I have checked all the Settings I think, so what can I do?

    LibreELEC (Leia) on Raspberry Pi 4B

  • The precise version of the RPi and LE might help to find the difference.

    It's also possible that DD+ can run different sound quality, which needs more or less system performance.

    Flexin' vinyl, jammin' break beats.:thumbup:

  • So if this is not a general issue LE has with the Raspi 3, how can I try to resolve the problem. Because I have no issues whatsoever passing any audio to my AVR. Only DD+ and only on LE Raspi. Kodi on Windows works fine.

    I have checked all the Settings I think, so what can I do?

    I will post my settings and signal chain tomorrow. You can compare and then maybe we work from there to determine the problem.

  • I will post my settings and signal chain tomorrow. You can compare and then maybe we work from there to determine the problem.

    Danke

    LibreELEC (Leia) on Raspberry Pi 4B

  • My signal chain is

    Raspberry Pi 3 -> Yamaha RXv581 -> LG TV

    (I don't go from Pi directly into the TV first because most TVs have passthrough limitations)


    LibreElec latest stable (9.0.2 ?)


    Kodi > System > Audio settings: (perhaps need to enable expert view)


    Code
    1. Audio output device: PI: HDMI
    2. Number channels: 7.1
    3. Output config: optimized
    4. ....
    5. PLL adjustment : Off
    6. Allow passthrough: ON
    7. Dolby Digital capable receiver: YES
    8. Dolby Digital Plus capable : YES
    9. DTS capable : YES

    In the Kodi "Player" settings, Sync playback to display is OFF.


    I am not suggesting that all my settings are correct or right for you. However you should match the settings and signal chain first, so we can determine if DD+ works for you.

  • All the same for me. Except I have 5.1 channels.

    Chain is Kodi LE Raspi 3 - Denon X4000 - Sony TV


    Same setup for a Windows PC gives DD+ output. In LE silence with 'Dolby Digital Plus capable' enabled, and Multi Channel PCM with disabled.

    LibreELEC (Leia) on Raspberry Pi 4B

  • I will send you a sample to test in a few minutes, please test it. Perhaps send me one of your files which do not play and I will test.


    This thread shows a man with same problem.

    DD+ stopped working on my AVR since 9.0.0 - Kodi - CoreELEC Forums

    As best I can tell, his issue seems to be a combination of two things:

    1) files with DD+ encoded in some non-standard way

    2) Old version of Kodi handled the non-standard DD+ stream okay. New versions do not

  • Novalis confirmed to me that the sample did not achieve DD+ passthrough when played. (It plays with DD+ passthrough for me)


    This rules out the possibility that your video files are at fault.

  • I use also Netflix. Most of their stuff is also DD+. Doesn't work.

    Files are not the issue. They play fine under Windows. Setup is the same.

    LibreELEC (Leia) on Raspberry Pi 4B

  • Around 10 diffrent DD+ samples I tested from my library play well on RPi2 and RPi4 from 5.1 up to DD+ 7.1 with Atmos, where my Denon AVR says Dolby Atmos. Tested with 9.2 latest git version.

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