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Fundamental differences between Android & Windows OS

Discussion in 'NEO Z64 Windows 10/8.1' started by MINIX - Ken, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Android 4.4.4 - support multi-channel audio passthrough, MINIX did it, within XBMC.
    Windows 8.1 - multi-channel is supported within XBMC/Kodi as reported by users/reviewers. (Edited: 7th March 2015)

    Android 4.4.4 - Infra red remote is supported and bundled.
    Windows 8.1 - Infra red is not supported, keyboard & mouse are required to operate.
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  2. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Is there something that is drastically different with the board/processor used in Z64? Bay Trail processors do support multichannel Dolby Digital Plus/dts audio passthrough. If Z64 is using Realtek ALC5640, why would you need an audio driver from Intel. Intel drivers are required when onboard Intel Azalia HD audio codec and LPE are being used. I don't know, I may be missing something here :confused:.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2015
  3. SJshah

    SJshah Member

    In short: Android>Windows
  4. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Just depends on your needs, if you need audio passthrough then yes, if you need flash/ silverlight and/or windows programs then no

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  5. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    Oh no, no passthrough.... Get ready for the hellstorm :cry:
  6. pleven4ever

    pleven4ever New Member

    Hopefuly I'm not breaking any rules here with this question, but I think this is important for most of us, so...
    If there is no passthrough, why similar device with same chip, ram and OS from your competitor MeLE PCG03 claims :

    Dolby Digital Downmix: Yes
    Dolby Digital Passthrough: Yes
    DTS Downmix: Yes
    DTS Passthrough: Yes
    DTS-HD MA Downmix: Yes
    1080p XBMC: Yes

    I'm guessing someone there tries to fool their customers? Also, a comparison between the two models with Z64W advantages will be helpful! Thank you!
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2015
  7. icy20

    icy20 Member

    Hm, could it be that if one uses VGA driver from i3 lets say the passthrough works? The same was said about Intel NUC Celeron (that it didn't support multi channel passthrough) but we used i3 driver and then it could, but with occasional glitches.

    PS I posted the same on the other topic but I saw noone commenting there so I pasted it here as well...
  8. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Could they even ship after the discovery of hardware design failure? :rolleyes:
  9. pleven4ever

    pleven4ever New Member

    Can you please share more information about this? So far I know, that the bios is wrong with this device, but if you try to fix it, you'll loose your waranty - it's like "Paragraph 22"with those guys...

  10. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I don't know much about the details, I just know there are some hardware issues.
    I'm not in the position to reply questions about their product, right?
    The only fact I could tell is - they got no experience making a real PC, including BIOS, of course.
    Enough being said about non-MINIX products, we seldom talk about others, not our practice~ ;)
  11. robin488

    robin488 New Member

    I have received my Neo Z64w about a week ago and tested passthrough to my receiver with Kodi and its working fine (DTS, Dolby Digital). I can't test DTS HD and DD plus and Dolby TrueHD because my receiver doesn't support it, I think these are the one that are not supported.
  12. Charlie

    Charlie New Member

    I am a bit confused now, so pass-through is working flawless with Kodi but not in Windows?
  13. robin488

    robin488 New Member

    If its working in Kodi why wouldn't it work in Windows? I assume the same driver is used?
  14. handroid

    handroid New Member

    Are you sure you are getting a 5.1 signal? My receiver reports a Dolby or DTS signal but it turns out te be a stereo or at most a 2.1 signal, no sound from the rear speakers.
  15. robin488

    robin488 New Member

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  16. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Windows driver is of course different from Android's...
  17. handroid

    handroid New Member

    I got it working!!! Dolby 5.1. and DTS sound using passthrough. The problem was in my Onkyo receiver settings. Tried this testfile http://www.mysurround.com/test/TestMySurround-en.dbr.ac3 and sound is coming from all 5 speakers
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  18. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

  19. glidingforce

    glidingforce New Member

    What about adobe flash issues on Android KitKat and higher?
    I'm considering to go with windows only because of this!
  20. pinolief

    pinolief New Member

    I watch the Utopia streams.
    This is like Big Brother and I like it.
    The Minix Neo 8H plus with android does not work with this streams.
    Try to use Utopia streams in a browser but Flash player is needed...
    You need a Windows 8 media player with the Utopia app or a Samsung smartphone with Android.
    I have also a Pipo X7s uses an Intel Atom with Android and Utopia streams seems to work in low quality.
    The Utopia Windows 8 app is more stable then the android app with a Samsung smartphone and also Apple app on an Ipad is also working.

    Android and Utopia does not be the best friends. Will it work on let's say a Samsung device, it does not give you quarantees it also work on other hardware and Android.:(