Good morning world,
I am an OSMC user since RaspBMC was gone. Actually, I want to output MP3 Music from my Raspberry 1 Rev 2B (uk), running OSMC (11/2016 release) via HDMI → SPDIF-Splitter → fibre optics → Pioneer VSX C300 tuner/amplifier. All my attempts are failing, no sound at the optical output. The device set worked fine with 2014 releases of XBian and Raspbmc (as well as with OSMC 2015.07-1 later). But both SD Cards gone broken in between, so I had to reinstall the OS with more recent versions. More recent, because all the installers don’t offer installing a “well known good” version.
I found a huge number of post in OSMC forum, but most dealing with Vero or quality details. Nothing fits my problem.
Also I read a more huge number of posts in general Kodi forums, but almost all don’t help, since they are using PC sound cards with native S/PDIF. Last, I tried http://kodi.wiki/view/audio_quickstart_guide, column 6 or 7 from the table. But even this did not solve my problem. So I’m here and beg for your help.
enough preface. The details:
I set up (Experte) Audio to:
stereo upmix [no]
(grayed out: passthrough via PI:HDMI)
AC3 … [no] (since the pioneer does not state anything about AC3, my be too old)
( This setting is nothing else than “Reset to default” plus “passthrough, but only DTS”)
The sound is fine at the HDMI cable, I can hear it from the TV. But wether the splitter(s) don’t send anything to the tuner/amplifier or sending anything, the Pioneer amplifier don’t understand as valid DTS. The amplifier not even show the “DTS” or “Dolby” LED as it does if I feed it from my BlueRay player and as it did before the new SD Card.
I need some suggestions how to set up my equipment.
I also would welcome some sound test loop files (mp3 as well as movie test loops) with different levels of sound encoding. (would be nice to have such in general within Kodi, but I understand I have to ask not here for this feature).
A side note:
I experienced a very similar problem months before, when I updated another Pi (Raspberry Pi 2) with OSMC, the post hdmi-splitter-sound-away-after-tv-off-on-reboot-pi2-required was mine about the Pi2 - and is still not fixed, since I am not able to do.
In the named post, I already tested the Pi 1 with OSMC 2015.07-1 an this worked then.
I’d like to test both my equipments (Pi 1 + Pi 2) with 2014 releases of RaspBMC, OSMC or XBian. Just to see if my stuff still works with the versions it worked in the past. Can anybody help me to get such old releases and how to set it up to an SD-Card (I’m familiar with dd under Linux)
Please help me, my wife is quite disappointed and that is not what I need around . In turn, I’ll provide all the steps I did and if we fix it, I swear, I’ll write a HOWTO for the forum .