HifiBerry DAC2 HD no sound and video freeze

RPi 3, Kodi 19.1, HifiBerry DAC2 HD

  1. There’s no setting option for HD… I use hifiberry-dacplus-overlay and it worked for a while… suddenly during a film OSMC became unresponsive to Kore app.
    After reboot there’s this issue:
  2. Buffering icon on start of video for a few seconds, then the film starts, but after a few seconds the picture freezes and there hasn’t been any sound.

#2 happened before and I ‘fixed’ it by changing the hardware settings from hifiberry-dac to hifiberry-dacplus, but now this method no longer works…
the logs spam
2021-10-02 22:13:42.026 T:512 ERROR : CAESinkALSA::Initialize - failed to initialize device “@”
2021-10-02 22:13:42.027 T:512 ERROR : CActiveAESink::OpenSink - no sink was returned
2021-10-02 22:13:42.027 T:511 ERROR : ActiveAE::InitSink - returned error
on repeat whether I play something or not

If you are on Kodi 19.1 (which means also latest Kernel) than the config entry should be dtoverlay=hifiberry-dacplus without the -overlay

Also for the DAC2 HD it should be
dtoverlay=hifiberry-dacplushd

Also check the advice for Kernel 5.4

thank you so much @fzinken ! I will try it and post the results…

Great success! :slight_smile:

Thanks again!

I hope others will find it useful as well!