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Any suggestions getting 5.1 working with xbmc?

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By crankless, Member on 10th July 2014, 03:40 AM
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I have a newer denon receiver . I have set up xbmc to enable pass through and also set channels to 2 from everything I've read. I cannot get anything but stereo out of xbmc. Thanks for any help! Also this is streaming from plex server.
 
 
10th July 2014, 06:19 PM |#2  
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I have a newer denon receiver . I have set up xbmc to enable pass through and also set channels to 2 from everything I've read. I cannot get anything but stereo out of xbmc. Thanks for any help! Also this is streaming from plex server.

Not sure if you did all the steps so go to System/system/audio output

1 - enable passthrough

2 - set number of speakers to 2.0

3 - enable Dolby Digital transcoding (under AC3 capable receiver)

I found it here and it works.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php...036#pid1729036
12th July 2014, 09:49 PM |#3  
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you might want to also double check the audio that xbmc is receiving.
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Codecinfo
13th July 2014, 11:18 PM |#4  
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Havnt had any real issues with surround sound in xbmc. However only dts and dolby digital work you won't get anything out of dts-hd or dolby digital truehd etc. Basically the HD codecs have no support within android.
14th July 2014, 12:42 AM |#5  
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I have a newer denon receiver . I have set up xbmc to enable pass through and also set channels to 2 from everything I've read. I cannot get anything but stereo out of xbmc. Thanks for any help! Also this is streaming from plex server.

I wrote this little guide that might help: How to setup Plex and XBMC for Surround Sound Audio
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