1. Welcome to the official forum for MINIX devices!

No Stereo sound, but 5.1 works

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H Plus' started by BadBlock, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. BadBlock

    BadBlock New Member

    Good day all.

    Got a strange problem here. Everything worked fine until today when I discovered that my Minix X8-Р Plus can now only play 5.1 movies, but those with stereo sound (e.g. mp3 audio track) have no sound.

    That's odd, coz it all woaked fine I haven't touched anything, maybe kids have, but they swear they haven't either.

    My setup is as follows:
    Minix --> HDMI cable --> Sony KDL-50W670A TV --> SPDIF cable --> home theater receiver
    The receiver input is set to Optical.

    My system settings and XBMC settings are attached.
    What I tried:
    - re-install XBMC from .apk
    - install MINIX_XBMC_V16.3_20160911.apk (tested, won't work, removed, installed 20160816 again, coz it seems to have more settings under audio and proved to have worked previously)
    - change system audio output to: Auto, PCM, HDMI Passthrough, SPDIF passthrough - everything.
    - change audio output in XBMC to Android PCM, to Android IED Passthrough
    in different combinations.

    Tried enabling and disabling stereo upmix (learned that it won't work anyway).
    Tried enabling/disabling other radio buttons in the XMBC audio settings screen.

    Please help, I can't imagine what else I may be missing. :(

    Attached Files:

  2. agmoraojr

    agmoraojr New Member

    put it back the channels into 2 and try
  3. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

  4. BadBlock

    BadBlock New Member

  5. serdar13

    serdar13 New Member

    Hi, I have a similiar problem. Minix Neo U1 is updated to latest firmware.

    My setup is as follows:
    Minix --> HDMI cable --> TV
    Minix --> SPDIF cable --> AV Receiver

    Kodi:

    Audio Output --> 2.0
    Enable Passthrough --> ON
    Clicked options my receiver can receive.

    I can get Dolby digital and DTS sound from movies through Kodi but files that have stereo mp3 or PCM are silent through the receiver.
    If i change settings to HDMI on Minix and Kodi I get sound but through HDMI through the TV (which isn't ideal).

    Any help will be appreciated.
  6. Frederick_99

    Frederick_99 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    yes, the first two posts in that thread !
  7. BadBlock

    BadBlock New Member

    > yes, the first two posts in that thread !

    Thanks. It doesn't help though.

    BTW I tested both
    Minix --> HDMI --> Receiver --> HDMI --> TV,
    Minix --> HDMI --> TV--> HDMI --> Receiver,
    still no luck.
    Previously it used to work in any combination. It just worked. Now it just doesn't. o_O
  8. BadBlock

    BadBlock New Member

    Sorry, it's
    Minix --> HDMI --> Receiver --> HDMI --> TV
    Minix --> HDMI --> TV--> SPDIF --> Receiver
  9. serdar13

    serdar13 New Member

    Frederick_99:

    I have seen the 1st 2 posts and set as mentioned. I am getting passthrough to av amp successfully but ONLY 5.1 encoded files. When i play stereo AAC files etc, no sound is carried via Optical to the amp and is silent.