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Problem with audio passthrough since recent update

Discussion in 'NEO U1' started by Larry Shamash, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. elpreto

    elpreto New Member

    I guess this user was having the problem with the previous update, now all the videos I was watching in the past are still working fine using passthrough, but, I have downloaded some new videos were the sound doesn't work until I remove the passthrough.
    I tried in Kodi 17.3 and in XBMC for Minix, both have the same problem.

    I already cleaned the cache of both and my audio is set to HDMI.

    Any suggestion?

  2. Sherpa25

    Sherpa25 Member

    I concur, experiencing this too, no audio at initial playback. I have to disable passthrough, then re-enable it, then audio returns. Not sure what's causing it since the update was weeks ago, and noticed this fairly recently only, though I had no changes OTOH.
  3. wrxtasy

    wrxtasy Well-Known Member

    Kodi Krypton 17.3 needs Android Marshmallow Firmware (backported) IEC61937 support for comprehensive Audio passthrough.
    Android Marshmallow is API v23

    You can read all about Android Firmware requirements needed for Audio passthrough in Kodi Krypton...

    from Posts #1 and #2 here (click)

    Basically hassle MINIX for a U1 Marshmallow Firmware upgrade like other companies are now providing for AMLogic S905/S905X devices.
  4. yellowmonkey

    yellowmonkey New Member

    Lately, i am not getting 5.1 audio out of the unit. Done the clear cache procedure. but still no audio. The digital audio is connected to HDMI. audio pass through is turned on. What changed recently. I am running KODI 17.4 . No problem playing stereo streams. having this issue with 720p MP4 streams. thank you in advance.
  5. yellowmonkey

    yellowmonkey New Member

    Just updated kodi to 17.5 now there is no audio from any streams. WHY???
  6. kidknicky

    kidknicky New Member

    Also having troubles with audio passthrough. Gonna try another reset, but I've locked this unit up several times trying various settings.
    Luckily I still have my old WD Live TV player that still plays anything...
    The audio settings in the XBMC are a joke, please streamline this for real world use...
    Unplugging the pwr should clear anything, including cache.
    Sync and audio issues persist.
    As a beta tester, I should be compensated for beta testing this unit.
    Please send my rewards / rebates to my email address, thanks...

  7. Sherpa25

    Sherpa25 Member

    Don't think a reset will help, as it seems to have been an issue for a while. Fine though for me as I only use a soundbar w/c doesn't have 5.1 so stereo upmix has been fine.