Multi audio devices out


#1

Hi there, really enjoying the Vero4k.

I would like to see multiple audio out supported. I have the Vero4k connected through HDMI and also a supported hi quality DAC via USB, which I mainly use for music. I would like it if the sound is coming out of both.

I think it is supported in some Kodi patches.

Thanks a lot!


#2

Do you really need sound coming out of both at the same time?

The audio profiles addon would let you switch easily without too much hassle


#3

It’s unlikely the HDMI and USB outputs will be in phase. There could be significant latency.


#4

You’d be at least one microframe behind with a FIQ based implementation USB, which is not something we have

Sam


#5

There is no need to have it synced perfectly.
As I watch movies, I use the sound which comes through the HDMI, which will be multi-channel.
But if I want to listen to music, I’d like to use the better 2 channel USB DAC. I don’t want to turn on any screen to change any configuration.

I don’t mind if it’s a (couple of) frame behind, since it’s gonna be used for music only, or you can change the delay in the receiver.

If it’s a matter of changing some config file, that’s fine too. I found a thread on this here, but I don’t know if it’s useful.
https://discourse.osmc.tv/t/usb-and-hdmi-audio-at-the-same-time/10966/9

Thanks!


#6

it is possible even now. My Vero4k outputting audio simultaneously from HDMI and optical toslink. Without any need to set anything. I like this simultaneous output, because it have its advantages.
I have connected TV via HDMI and AV receiver via optical toslink.
When I want to watch something just on TV, through its own speakers I left receiver off.
And when I want better sound in 5.1, I will just put volume on TV to lowest level (avoiding “mute” indicator to show on screen) and power on AV receiver.


#7

The default is to have all built-in interfaces outputting at once - HDMI, S/PDIF and analogue. If you plug in and select a USB soundcard, the built-in interfaces are not used.