Posts by 3DBuff

    I have Raspberry Pi connected to 7.1 surround system using older amp with external 7.1 HDMI to analog extractor.


    Here is the issue I'm facing when trying to play DTS-HD Master or Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio on my system. The sound is mapped to 5.1 speakers in my 7.1 system leaving rear left and right speakers silent. If I choose a lower quality sound track DD or DTS 5.1 and optical SPDIF cable the receiver will map and link Surround Left with Rear Left speaker and the same on the right side.


    Looking for a software solution to play high quality DTS-HD and TrueHD 5.1 source on 7.1 surround bridging side and rear speakers.


    My other option is to use hardware RCA "Y" splitters and bridge side and rear channels by jumpers for 5.1 source and removing jumpers restoring original cable configuration for 7.1. Very annoying specially when you need to crawl behind the cabinet to get to the rear plugs.


    There is an option under Audio Output Configuration -> "Best Match - Output properties are set to always be as close a match to the source properties as possible".

    This looks like a perfect spot to include speaker matching 5.1 to 7.1 and 7.1 to 5.1 once you declare the "Number of Channels" at the top of the configuration page.


    I'm assuming that in the opposite case having 5.1 surround speakers and trying to play 7.1 source you would miss the rear channel sounds all together using RPi and LPCM decoding.

    I'm trying to get the status LED working on my Pi 3+. I have it running on Pi4 but older Pi3+ is giving me error on Tools installation for GPIO functionality.
    I'm installing Addon "Script - Raspberry Pi Tools" Author:Team LibreELEC

    Log file after warnings about unofficial pulgin is showing:
    2020-02-14 21:24:26.263 T:1367339904 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting addons://search/
    2020-02-14 21:24:37.077 T:1319748480 WARNING: Repository add-on repository.unofficial.addon.pro uses plain HTTP for add-on downloads in path Index of /addons/7.0/RPi2/arm/ - this is insecure and will make your Kodi installation vulnerable to attacks if enabled!

    2020-02-14 21:24:48.938 T:1328141184 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting zip://special%3a%2f%2fhome%2faddons%2fpackages%2fvirtual.rpi-tools-9.1.901.106.zip/

    2020-02-14 21:24:48.939 T:1328141184 ERROR: CAddonInstallJob[virtual.rpi-tools]: invalid package special://home/addons/packages/virtual.rpi-tools-9.1.901.106.zip

    System Tools by Team LibreELEC, same thing installation failed.


    I have this SD chip for few years and it has gone through numerous updates. Fresh image works OK with Raspberry Pi Tools on the same hardware. It looks like the system is looking for Tools addon in the wrong place. Any quick way to fix it?