For those unaware, OpenPHT is an embedded Plex client for many devices. The devices were limited to Pi’s and Wetek’s until a developer named Veisen released some builds for Amlogic last year.
Veisen based the builds on a well know developer’s, Kszaq,LibreELEC 8.2 build which is still used by many today.
The S912 version never worked, to my dismay as I bought an S912 box specifically for it, but the S905X version did and meant 4K HDR for the masses using Plex servers.
I have a Vero 4K which I had Veisen’s version of OpenPHT running on and while the 4K side of things was great the audio pass through did not work. I believe Sam from OSMC found a fix for this and it was part of later ELEC and OSMC builds. When I installed CoreELEC recently on my Vero4K I had proper 4K HDR playback and more importantly, HD audio pass though including Atmos and DTS:X.
So I was wondering if there were any developers out there that would know how to base Veisens build script off current CoreELEC instead of LE 8.2 so that that current audio patches/fixes would be included?
I know some will suggest using the Plex add on for Kodi but the add on is not even comparable in my opinion. The interface in the Plex Add On is terrible and slow. OpenPHT with the Black Edition skin is so much nicer and snappier.
I am happy to donate to anyone who wants to take on the challenge of getting this working or can produce an IMG for S905X and S912