Trying to play Atmos 5.1.2 movies and DTS-HD MA movies.
no matter what i have configured under settings and on the receiver - nada.
Using a modern Onkyo TX-NR646 which can decode all of these.
to test it switched to Windows 10 with KODI, selecting the correct output devices (WASAPI) made the trick and two more menu items appeared under audio section “Receiver supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD MA” or sth like that.
Are you saying that if I play a movie with Atmos, it DOES decode to 8ch PCM or it CAN decode it?
If it’s “CAN” what options do you have to set to make that happen? When I play any surround audio, including Atmos, on a Pi running OSMC my receiver sees it as “multi audio”. It seems to make no distinction so I have no idea how many channels it’s using.
When I play the same file through an NVidia Shield, the receiver says “Atmos”.
All I found were links to “unofficial” plugins even in the past when I had looked in the Kodi forums. I was aware of those but have never tried them.
I guess I was thinking of it in terms of the Vero 4K being a hardware device, perhaps there would be official versions of plugins similar to what a Roku or Fire device has. I know it’s essentially still Kodi under there, but I don’t know the implications of all that. That’s why I was asking.
This has been discussed at length on multiple occasions both here and on the Kodi forums. The requirements that these services dictate as necessary regarding DRM in order to receive licensing are not trivial.
Roku and Fire devices are locked down devices which often is the first requirement to have an “official” app for commercial media streaming companies. Currently these add-ons are working using a lower level of DRM which allows them to work, but with restrictions, most notably of which is no hardware decoding support. The result of this being a limit to 720P playback for most content.
There is an understandable desire by many to have one piece of hardware that does everything but the reality is that people who want an open configurable system to play their own files are in conflict with the people who produce movies and TV who want as locked down an environment as they can possibly get away with. This is why to get Kodi in the Apple app store it had to be stripped down and limited in what it could do. It gets screwed up in both directions. Because of this, and for the foreseeable future, If someone wants the best of both worlds they really are stuck to using two devices.