The sample file contains 3 audio streams. Both 8 channel 640kbit E-AC3 streams in the sample file play with no sound while the 6 channel 768kbit E-AC3 with Atmos on top plays fine.
I tried switching in the logs between the streams.
Until now I had no issues with any files on my Vero 4K and Denon X4400H receiver.
The MKV sample where I only extracted the audio that does not play can be found here:
Does this file contain only one problematic track - as it’s a music file, it’s not possible to toggle between tracks? It’s not playing here with passthrough either, but it does play when decoded to PCM.
I could verify that all works as expected playing back this clip via MPC with passthrough enabled. As this and another clip we’ve encountered do not play via Kodi from a Windows PC with passthrough enabled either, it seems we have found a Kodi issue here. We can certainly look into it, but it might be more complicated as it’s not platform dependent - not an OSMC specific issue.
@Chillbo Oh nice, or not so nice. I guess we will have more of such tracks in future.
If you have good relations with the Kodi team would be great if you could try to solve it.
I could also help opening a case, let me know.
Would be great if you could push this topic on the Kodi Thread as well. Or do you have good contacts with the Kodi team ? I see that a suggestion has been made but I do not really know if anyone would take up that task or how it is gonna continue.
Just did it. Lets keep fingers crossed. I wonder why there is not more complaining for this. It basically affects all E-AC3 tracks with more than 5.1 channels. Maybe having an Atmos home setup on DD+ is still “early adopter”
No, I’ve got what looks like an official Dolby E-AC3 7.1 test clip that has that hybrid format. I’m no expert but suspect most Atmos is TrueHD, and I can’t think why new titles would be published with DD+ instead of TrueHD unless they had loads of language options.
The thing is: It doesn’t. And that’s why it might not have been a topic really… All Dolby sample with more than 5.1 channels play fine here, just not your file. We’re testing audio quite extensively here during our release testing and we’ve not come across this issue the last years.