Mac mini xbmc hdmi audio

I did a test with a QuickTime file which has 5.

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Not all of them have 5. The bottom line is: no issues. The sound does work as expected. I even physically disconnected my front left and right channels so, that I can confirm the quality of the sound from other channels.

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Still, it works like a dream. Did you confirm your audio setup on Yamaha end? Thanks for this. Now, though, I'm not sure if the following happened because I unplugged the HDMI cord and changed it to a different port or if the receiver cycles the settings every time it is shut off. Anyways, the stutter returned and I had to repeat the steps here, but viola, all was well again.

I'll report back if it was the HDMI port change or the receiver shutting off. Hopefully the former, so that I don't have to mess with these settings every time the receiver gets turned off and on. Comments 4. What you're describing is pretty much how the HDMI-output works for me. It is quite unstable and behavior cannot be easily reproduced.

Anyway, hopefully your sound works properly from now on. I tweeted to Yamaha Hub this page and suggesting that they need to roll out a firmware update to address the problem. Might be worth tossing out a tweet too. Don't know how seriously they look into stuff though. Do you have an URL to the tweet? I'm not sure why it works, but it does. I have a mac mini , Yamaha receiver, samsung tv. In step one I assume this is in System Preferences?

I have selected outputs as Samsung. In step 2, in audi midi setup it shows the source as Samsung. I only have drop down for 2 ch 24 bit, 20 bit or 16 bit. There is no drop down for 8 or 6 channels. And nothing about encoded digital output. Yes, the sound-settings are in System Preferences.

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You are 2nd person to comment, that the multi-channel selection is not available. However, like I wrote in my post, I cannot even retrace my own steps. I cannot get the sound setup broken anymore, it is only in the working mode. It looks like the Mac has a life of its own and user's wishes have very little to do with that. Yes, I have a similar problem to other commenters here. It's pretty crappy, to have to buy an external sound card with optical out to pass it to the amp.

Can anyone else confirm my suspicion that this might be a driver problem, if so, how can it be fixed.

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I didn't found anything else related to this, but it's the most logical guess. You didn't mention anything about your amp. Does your amp have any HDMi-settings in it? Now I'm confused. Your amp is connected via an optical cable to your TV? How does the picture go? Via HDMi? Shouldn't you try simplifying your setup? I might've expressed myself bad. So, I have the following connections: 1. PS4 - optical - AMP 2. Thanks for the clarification. Now I understand your setup. In my opinion you're pushing the envelope here. Now that Mac is notoriously difficult to setup into multi-channel and given your complex cabling, unfortunately you're on your own there.

This is the part where you break the envelope and wings start to tear off. What I'd recommend is to look for a new amp what would simplify your setup a lot. Hello I cant seem to locate the Audio Devices panel you're showing on this how-to the only panel I can locate that is the same is the Sound panel please help Comment 1. Not "Audio Devices".

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Hi, Thanks for the good post to solve the problem. I just bought EOL mini couple of days ago and I was very disappointed when noticed that multichannel sound is not working. Setup is Denon X, mini, and Optoma projector.

The LED on the upper right portion of the television's frame will be Green when the screen is off letting you know that the TV is "on. I use the HomeMedia function quite a bit on my BV11 to play music through connected speakers, and it is quite good. Again, simple folder structure, but it does the job, and shows the album art and a progress bar. It is bare bones functionality though, play, pause, volume, and tracking and maybe shuffle, though I haven't used that.

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I'd recommend using an apple TV and manually turning the picture off if you want more functionality like Play NExt, etc. You asked if the BV11 is responsive, yes it is.

I wouldn't say that the "smart" functions are responsive, hence I don't use the smart functions at all. No apps, no nothing. I've got an AppleTV connected to it if I want a more pleasing experience with Plex or music playing among other apps of course. You also asked about a shared iTUnes library.

Then I log out of that profile and the NAS keeps chugging along. It uses less power than an always on computer -- though a Mac Mini is a pretty great always on machine as a server. Your final question about button mapping, the buttons are mapped to ports on the back of the BV11, HomeMedia, WebServices, etc. And Vice Versa, so if you want to do the same thing from one port, but with a slightly different setting, that's going to prove to be next to impossible.

What you can do, though is to look into something called LinTronic, which would allow you to create macros perhaps allowing you for more refined and complex control of how the BV11 reacts to certain button presses, only brainstorming here. Seems like I'll probably have to get a mac-mini tucked away somewhere. Not so sure whether an apple TV is tough enough for rendering bluray uncompressed remux mkv files which are some 40Gb per movie.

I've read a bit into the Apple TV and it may even require a jailbreak to get what I want. For I haven't seen any good and responsive solution for showing photo's on screen, without having sorted them really nicely beforehand. Simple mouse and keyboard seem to do the trick much better for me. This is frequently true with many web-based streaming movies, or when playing video that is lower resolution in general. Now to put this to you use, play back a video as usual either from a web player or movie file, center the mouse cursor in the middle of the video, and now use the zoom feature to eliminate the black borders.

This is a perfect situation to use screen zoom for, which turns this:. Much better huh? That should be about it, enjoy your Mac-TV hookup, go watch some movies, browser the web on an enormous screen, game on the big screen, and have fun! Typically AirPlay offers excellent video playback, but on weak wi-fi signals the connection can suffer, which is never a problem with a physical HDMI cable. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox!

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