Posts by HomerJau

    You might want to check on your receiver what type of audio signal...

    Just to be clear. I’m talking about the Player setting: Adjust display refresh rate -> Always


    Apologies if I wasn’t clear in my original post with my loose description from memory.


    I’m definitely getting DTS-HDMA Atmos etc displayed.

    On a whim I tried the latest Milhouse generic build from May 9th and I am getting the same results. Researching further I found this thread where there is a comment with regards to passthrough issues and v5 kernels. I am trying to find a 4.19 kernel build and see if it has coffee lake drivers.


    The official LibreElec 9.0.2 build (with Kodi 18.2) uses 4.19 kernel and works perfectly with my Intel NUC8i3BEK with HDMI Passthrough. Last Milhouse build with 14.19 also works perfectly (I think it’s build 311 from memory). Build with 5.0 kernel are bad for audio Passthrough.


    Don’t forget to set Kodi to sync TV to Source otherwise audio Passthrough will fail.


    I have NUC8 -> HDMI -> Denon AVR X7200WA -> HDMI -> Sony 4K TV (2018)

    Have you tried the blacklist fix suggested by Milhouse?


    Code
    1. echo "blacklist snd_soc_skl" >>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    2. reboot


    No. I was hoping the official LE release would resolve the issue.


    Thanks for reminding me. I may give it a try over the weekend.

    The later Milhouse LibreElec 9 for Kodi 18.2 (Generic) test builds using Linux 5 have ALSA problems on NUCs (no Passthrough Audio). I’m hoping this will resolved with official LibreElec 9.0.2 build.


    I’ve had to stay with last Milhouse LE build using Linux 4.19 to use Passthrough.

    ok Maybe a stupid question.. I changed the Kodi resolution to 3840x2160/24 and it works fine.. but then when try to watch Live TV.. I can hear audio but no video... If I switched resolution back to 1080P/60 I'm able to play Live TV (audio/video) no problem.


    So for Live TV do I need to keep the Kodi resolution to 1080P/60? Or is there a way to have the resolution in Kodi set at 2160/24 or any other and play Live TV without problems?


    I’m no expert on Kodi Live TV but I doubt Kodi will upscale live video to 4K.

    LibreElec 9 with Kodi 18 currently does tone mapping HDR > SDR to show ‘correct looking’ colours on your screen. It does not output HDR. (Without tone mapping HDR 10 bit video looks washed out).


    There’s a thread in Hardware here where chewitt posted that true HDR output is being worked on now but won’t make the LibreElec 9.0 release, but will make LibreElec 10 release and will probably make a future LibreElec 9.x release. So our best scenario will see HDR added sometime this year (hopefully sooner than later, e.g. in LibreElec 9.1 - but it’s too early for anyone to know for sure)

    I’m using a Minix Neo A2 air/gyroscopic mouse/remote (wifi). Amazon sells these for around $25 and available online worldwide. It includes a wifi dongle and works with no config on my two NUCs (5th gen and 8th gen) with LibreElec 9, plug and play (although I haven’t got it to turn turn the NUCs on/off yet, the on/off button is IR apparently)


    https://www.amazon.com/minix-keyboard-six-axis-gyroscope-technology/dp/b016oabw8s


    The gyroscopic mouse it really nice to use and no reception problems even it large rooms.

    I have a 8th gen i3 and no problems with LibreElec Leia viewing 4K UHD HEVC/HDR (tone mapping) content, 1080p video, HD audio via pass-through (Atmos, DTSHDMA etc), Multichannel FLAC 24/192kHz etc. All via 1GBE LAN from NAS.

    There doesn’t seem to be much love on this forum for Generic x32 x64 processors. There’s not a sub forum for some reason, maybe visit Kodi forum.


    You’ll need to use Milhouse builds for Leia with these new NUCs. I suspect it will support same remotes as official Krypton release.

    I’m particularly interested in high resolotiin multichannel audio playback in PCM/FLAC formats and looking for devices that support LibreELEC and HD Audio.


    As far as I can tell only Intel NUCs can do FLAC/PCM at 96kHz/24bit (or higher) but there’s info spread all over the Kodi forum, it’s hard to work out.


    AMLogic devices all only do 16 bit PCM only, right?


    What are the currently supported HD Audio (PCM) devices?


    THX