Problem with KODI wont sound decoding e-ac3 (Dolby Digital Plus)

3ek

New member
#1
Hello. This is my first topic on this forum. And English is not my mother language.
This is my problem.
I'm Minix Owner at 2013. I had Minix Neo X5.
Now i have Minix U9-H. (android 6 OS) Prefect hardware for media. I use old Pioner VSX-324 receiver connect to minix with Toslink cable. And HDMI direct to TV.
Speaker system is 5.1 ch.
I used this configuration because, receiver is only 4K 30 hz capable.
When I playing video file with E-AC3/A-AC3 (Dolby Digital plus), KODI it has no sound. (even stereo) Doby Digital, and DTS content is playng fine.
I had try different settings on/of 5.1 , on/of dolby digital, and more option. Nothing helps.
Only when i chose, not to passtru setting, 2.0 ch. sound is apear.
When i using MX Player to playng, i downloded aio custom decoder to have stereo sound.
Kodi is last version on the Google play market: 18.4, I think.

Any suggestion what software to use or Kodi settings to do to have 5.1 ch?
Thanks.
 

ArcticWolf

Trusted Helper
#3
Hello. This is my first topic on this forum. And English is not my mother language.
This is my problem.
I'm Minix Owner at 2013. I had Minix Neo X5.
Now i have Minix U9-H. (android 6 OS) Prefect hardware for media. I use old Pioner VSX-324 receiver connect to minix with Toslink cable. And HDMI direct to TV.
Speaker system is 5.1 ch.
I used this configuration because, receiver is only 4K 30 hz capable.
When I playing video file with E-AC3/A-AC3 (Dolby Digital plus), KODI it has no sound. (even stereo) Doby Digital, and DTS content is playng fine.
I had try different settings on/of 5.1 , on/of dolby digital, and more option. Nothing helps.
Only when i chose, not to passtru setting, 2.0 ch. sound is apear.
When i using MX Player to playng, i downloded aio custom decoder to have stereo sound.
Kodi is last version on the Google play market: 18.4, I think.

Any suggestion what software to use or Kodi settings to do to have 5.1 ch?
Thanks.
In Kodi's settings, go to system -> audio. Scroll down & try enabling the option for "Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding".

Any joy?
 

3ek

New member
#4
I'm not beginner user. In KODI I aways chose Expert Mode.
Dolby Digital capable Receiver enable (already), cause Dolby Digital AC-3 video files works great.
The problem is only video files with A-AC3/E-AC3 (Dolby Digital Plus).
Enabling/disablling options Dolby Digital Plus capable Receiver also not work.
The settings of: Output configuration: Optimized.

Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding - In Kodi 18.4 this option is missing.

Any other suggestion?

Edit: in Kodi 17.x, is it has Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding
 
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ArcticWolf

Trusted Helper
#5
I'm not beginner user. In KODI I aways chose Expert Mode.
Dolby Digital capable Receiver enable (already), cause Dolby Digital AC-3 video files works great.
The problem is only video files with A-AC3/E-AC3 (Dolby Digital Plus).
Enabling/disablling options Dolby Digital Plus capable Receiver also not work.
The settings of: Output configuration: Optimized.

Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding - In Kodi 18.4 this option is missing.

Any other suggestion?

Edit: in Kodi 17.x, is it has Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding
Do you have a sample or legal source of your e-AC3 files?
 

CybeRider

Trusted Helper
#6
... Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding - In Kodi 18.4 this option is missing...
???

Am I the only one who doesn't get it?

Can you please check again?

In Kodi 18.4 the option is there in Settings/System/Audio,
Make sure you really have Expert mode selected, and scroll the right side pane down to Audio Passthrough area
Audio Passthrough has to have the button activated for the concerning options (where you can find Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding) not to be greyed out.
 
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ArcticWolf

Trusted Helper
#7
???

Am I the only one who doesn't get it?

Can you please check again?

In Kodi 18.4 the option is there in Settings/System/Audio,
Make sure you really have Expert mode selected, and scroll the right side pane down to Audio Passthrough area
Audio Passthrough has to have the button activated for the concerning options (where you can find Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding) not to be greyed out.
If you have the number of channels set to 7.1 in the audio options, for example, this option disappears @CybeRider . If set to the default 2.0, again as an example, the enable AC3 transcoding options
appears again.

I would imagine the OP has set the number of channels to 5.1/7.1 which is why it's not available to them.
 

CybeRider

Trusted Helper
#8
If you have the number of channels set to 7.1 in the audio options, for example, this option disappears @CybeRider . If set to the default 2.0, again as an example, the enable AC3 transcoding options
appears again.

I would imagine the OP has set the number of channels to 5.1/7.1 which is why it's not available to them.
That sure explains why I was the only one not getting it, as I suspected then. Thanks @ArcticWolf. :)
 
#9
Finally it worked.
Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding , option is there when, set Audio Channels to 2.0
But, Dolby Digital Plus capable Receiver it set to: off/disable to work.

Special Thanks to everyone. ;)

Every time i have to change this option: for audio channels.
But there is not full happiness
P.S I''m waiting new Minix official firmware (not beta) for U9-H
 
#10
Finally it worked.
Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding , option is there when, set Audio Channels to 2.0
But, Dolby Digital Plus capable Receiver it set to: off/disable to work.

Special Thanks to everyone. ;)

Every time i have to change this option: for audio channels.
But there is not full happiness
P.S I''m waiting new Minix official firmware (not beta) for U9-H
as previously requested (@ArcticWolf ) can you provide eac3 sample for us to test
 
#11
Finally it worked.
Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding , option is there when, set Audio Channels to 2.0
But, Dolby Digital Plus capable Receiver it set to: off/disable to work.

Special Thanks to everyone. ;)

Every time i have to change this option: for audio channels.
But there is not full happiness
P.S I''m waiting new Minix official firmware (not beta) for U9-H
Try a replacement TOSLINK cable as well ;)!!
 
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