Update: the improvements should now cover 5 channel, 3 channel and 4.0 playback. The instructions can be followed again.
Recently, we resolved an issue where multi-channel output that was not bitstreamed would be played with a mismatched channel layout.
While this now seems to be resolved, 5.1 LPCM audio is still being output in a 7.1 container. This isn’t ideal – and we’d like to output the source as is if possible.
There’s now been some work on this, with excellent feedback, advice and testing from @grahamh and @JimKnopf. This may be applicable for other audio layouts; but we need further testing of 5.1 alone first.
I’d appreciate it if you could test this and provide feedback before we potentially release this as an update to other users. To test this update:
- Login via the command line
- Edit the file
- Add the following line:
deb http://apt.osmc.tv stretch-devel main
- Run the following commands to update:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && reboot
- Your system should have have received the update.
Please see if the issue is resolved.
I also recommend you edit
/etc/apt/sources.list again and remove the line that you added after updating. This will return you to the normal update channel.
Please report back:
- AV receiver make and model
- Speaker configuration
- Kodi debug log