Firstly I’m almost certain this isn’t an OSMC issue (unless the thread I just read concerning no. of channels not necessarily being related to no. of speakers is part of the problem) Just hoping that some kind soul might be able to think up something I’ve not already tried.
The situation is that when playing any AAC encoded video with the TV in multichannel bypass mode (which I believe should just send the audio stream to the amp) results in no sound. All other formats are fine in this mode. The TV can decode AAC by itself no problem, but just doesn’t seem to be sending it in bypass mode. In multichannel (non bypass) mode where I believe the TV is doing the decoding itself before sending it to the amp, there is an annoying quirk where centre channel audio is sometimes sent to the rear left speaker until I press the source button on the TV until it goes to the correct one.
I swear I’ve have had this working briefly before but when changing to a differently encoded file it stopped. Rebooted all devices but couldn’t get it working again.
I realise a simple fix for this would just be to connect the Vero to the AVR, however from previous experience my AVR and TV do not play well when it comes to auto input switching and I’m trying to keep the system to just one remote for ease of use for other family members.
My setup is as follows… Phillips 55OLED856 connected to Pioneer VSX 930 AVR via HDMI from eARC enabled port on TV. Vero V connected to TV via HDMI.
The settings on the AVR are HDMI CEC enabled, control enabled. (There’s very little related I can see on this end).
The audio settings on the TV under Sound>Advanced are, eARC - off, Digital out format - Multichannel (bypass).
The Vero settings under Audio are, Audio output device - HDMI, Number of channels - 7.1 (I only have 5 speakers with no sub, but have tried every setting with no effect) Output configuration - Best match, Stereo upmix - disabled, Resample quality - Medium, Keep audio device alive - 1 min, Allow passthrough - enabled, Passthrough output device - HDMI, Dolby Digital AC3, Dolby Digital Plus E-AC3, DTS, TrueHD, DTS-HD - all enabled.
Any assistance gratefully received!