For some time now every time I reboot until I play a video file the audio is really loud and distorted. This is even while navigating the GUI. Once I start playing LiveTV or a video file the audio returns to normal until the next time I reboot. Not that I reboot all that frequently, but it’s still worrying as I feel something is wrong.
No I don’t think that was a deliberate decision. May have been something I adjusted by mistake. Do you mind my asking what impact will that setting have? Will it be an obvious visual difference to me? Or more of a behind the scenes?
Thanks for the link to that and for drawing my attention to this.
I definitely want that enabled and I’m all in favour of improvements even if they aren’t related to the particular issue I’m experiencing .
I tried to reproduce the issue with my Panansonic Plasma TX-P42GTW60 (year 2013) and your settings … but I can’t. Although I have a later Panasonic model it is not able to play AC-3.
Your Panasonic is year 2008 and also tells that it is only capable to play 2-channel PCM … but you configured AC-3 passthrough and transcoding???
Thanks for your response and thoughts as to what might be the problem .
I don’t think differences in branches/revisions have caused this (but I could be wrong) as I was on the latest mainline revision until late last week and then updated to the staging branch to take advantage of some improvements to LiveTV. The issue was happening both before and after I updated.
It could be cable related, but in my mind it doesn’t seem too likely as I have no issues with audio at any other time except immediately after I reboot. And then as soon as I play a video/LiveTV it always resolves itself.
I don’t think it’s TV related as I mentioned above the audio is bypassing my TV altogether.