Unfortunately I now have a more pressing problem. No digital audio passthrough is working with my amp. Granted the amp is old, but DD 5.1 and DTS worked fine on my Wetek Core.
My amp is connected through optical and I have enabled ‘passthrough’ and ‘AC3 capable reciever’ and ‘DTS capable reciever’ (in fact, I think I have tried every single setting combination at this point), but none of them trigger my amp to go into DD or DTS mode. It just stays in ‘Pro Logic’ mode for everything.
There is one way I can get a digital signal through, and that is by turning on ‘AC3 Transcoding’. This triggers my amp into DD mode as soon as a file (AC3 or DTS) is played, but I don’t want everything transcoded, only the formats my amp cannot process.
I did notice that under ‘Passthrough output device’ it says: AML-M8AUDIO, HDMI but I don’t know if the HDMI is significant.
I also have a choice of ‘Audio output device’ which is: Default (AML-M8AUDIO Analog), PCM or AML-M8AUDIO, HDMI. However I didn’t find either passed through the correct audio.
Maybe I just haven’t hit on the right combination of settings yet.
I am fine with removing the drives for a reboot (as it is hardly ever needed), my concern is the rest of the family who will not understand why it doesn’t boot after a crash or something. Hopefully a fix won’t be too difficult or far off. I understand OSMC should not be closely compared with Open/Libre ELEC, but the drive caused no issues with these two OS’s. Maybe that info will help, I don’t know.