I just made a clean install of libreelec 9 with Kodi 18 and i no longer have passthrough audio.
The settings are missing and you can not enable the feature.
I have a WeTek Play 1 and it was working fine with version 8.2.5.
My setup is as follows:
* wetek via HDMI ---> TV
* Sony DVD Player used as AMP via optical and HDMI ---> TV
WIth this setup i could hear both the TV and the WeTek out of the surround speakers of the Sony DVD Player
No changes made to the settings of the TV and also no changes in the cabling.
I have done some research and it seems to be a KODI issue:
They have dropped support for passthrough for devices that might produce loud, uncomfortable noise that can harm your ears.
The solution seems to be to use KODI "shitty" build " that's what they call it " and that version does not conform with the new "safety" regulation.
Is there a libreelec version with the shitty kodi build ? if no can there be one ?
is there any other solution to my problem that i may be not aware ?