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Tutorial Enabling passthrough on X8/X8-H

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H, X8 Plus & X8 Guides and FAQs' started by Wladyslaw Buczkowski, Aug 22, 2014.

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  2. ENDRJUPL

    ENDRJUPL Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Dzięki, zrobię to wieczorem. / Thanks, I'll do that this evening.
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  3. joxmi

    joxmi New Member

    Hi, I can't configure the passthrough with my Minix X8-H. My spaekers are Creative inspire 5.1 5500 that anly support AC3 conected via toslink.
    When I enable passthrough in the XBMC doesn't sound anything, if not, only works in stereo.

    I've checked with HDMI switch to test HDMI passthrough and the result was the same.

    Any idea?
  4. hoogar

    hoogar New Member

  5. SmashD

    SmashD Member

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  6. zor

    zor New Member

    I am having a problem keeping the audio output to be saved on reboot. I set audio output to HDMI, but when I turn off the system, on the next reboot, the setting is back to SPDIF. I tried setting it to digital detection to auto, but it doesn't change to HDMI automatically.
  7. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    If you leave it on auto-detection, I don't think it really matters what you see for digital audio output. Was there no HDMI audio when it was showing SPDIF?
  8. ENDRJUPL

    ENDRJUPL Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    If you leave auto-detect you will have sound from hdmi and spdif.
  9. zor

    zor New Member

    I left it on auto-detect, but it will not play sound through HDMI, only when I manual select HDMI will it play auto. The Minix X8-H is HDMI directly to my Yamaha amplifier, which then outputs to the TV. My issue is that it does not save my select of audio for HDMI, so when I turn off the unit (or power goes out), audio changes back to SPDIF on next boot up.
  10. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    That is very strange. It works for me and seems to be working for others. Do you have your Yamaha amplifier on before you turn X8-H on? If so, have you tried turning it on after X8-H has booted?
  11. genem

    genem Active Member

    Leave it on automatic so pch is default, The HDMI input on yr reciever detects the signal anyway and should switch To ac3. I have both HDMI and spdif connected from THE minix To my reciever. That way it switches automatisch To whatever digital sound it has To convert. Works even on a tronsmart s89 without the H and zero problems.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014
  12. Heke

    Heke New Member

    Hi! It is my first post, so the first thing is to thank you for solving so many questions that arise us. My language is Spanish, so I hope may be able to excuse the grammatical errors made.

    Let me explain my question:
    I have a Minix Neo X8-H, and I am delighted with it. I wish I could use it with my soundbar Yamaha Yas 101. I am not a great expert in audio systems, so I'd like to know what steps should I take to set the best sound in XBMC for my bar.

    Currently I have the bar connected by HDMI to the TV, and Minix an optical cable connected to the bar. I do not know if it's the best way, or serves connecting the Minix to the TV directly. When I change the input of the bar, I get the impression that you hear just one form or another (no surround).


    Tell you that I have set up XBMC option activated, but the rest do not know if it's okay.
  13. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    If you have followed the steps mentioned in the instructions for enabling audio passthrough as given in @SmashD 's post - http://www.minixforum.com/threads/m...ntools-collection-im-successfully-using.1299/ your receiver should get bitstream audio (DTS/DD lights up on your sound bar). Yamaha YAS-101 is only a front surround system (2 front speaker + dual sub-woofer). It can decode DTS/DD audio, but you have to activate the pseudo Air Surround Xtreme to get surround sound experience. If not, the playback will be just stereo.
  14. Heke

    Heke New Member

    thank you very much, I think I did it because my lights the pilot DTS to put a file in that format, and the rest I get dolby digital. is difficult to appreciate because, as you say, it's a sound bar. sounds good, but the surround sound is very relative. thanks for the help and best regards.
  15. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

  16. SmashD

    SmashD Member

    I don't know exactly if I'm understanding everything beforehand my post, but having Dolby and DTS capability in sound bars isn't that much about the enhanced sound and/or surround perception but more the "sound at all" question. If you cannot down sample the audio which goes into your soundbar you would end up with nothing but silence.