S905X3 Jumpy/Slow Playback on certain series

Good Morning all,

I was wondering if there was any compatibility reason why all of my S905X3’s are struggling to play this content smoothly? Playback is immediately choppy/jumpy/slow and I’ve tried tweaking a lot of the settings within CoreElec to see if it helps, but it doesn’t.

> Format                                   : MPEG-4
> Format profile                           : Base Media
> Codec ID                                 : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
> File size                                : 2.69 GiB
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
> Overall bit rate                         : 6 549 kb/s
> Writing application                      : Lavf58.18.101
> FileExtension_Invalid                    : braw mov mp4 m4v m4a m4b m4p m4r 3ga 3gpa 3gpp 3gp 3gpp2 3g2 k3g jpm jpx mqv ismv isma ismt f4a f4b f4v
>  
> Video
> ID                                       : 13
> Format                                   : AVC
> Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
> Format profile                           : Main@L4
> Format settings                          : CABAC / 1 Ref Frames
> Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
> Format settings, Reference frames        : 1 frame
> Codec ID                                 : avc1
> Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Source duration                          : 1 min 28 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Variable
> Bit rate                                 : 1 935 kb/s
> Maximum bit rate                         : 6 000 kb/s
> Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
> Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
> Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
> Frame rate mode                          : Constant
> Frame rate                               : 25.000 FPS
> Original frame rate                      : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS
> Color space                              : YUV
> Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
> Bit depth                                : 8 bits
> Scan type                                : Progressive
> Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.037
> Stream size                              : 813 MiB (30%)
> Source stream size                       : 813 MiB (30%)
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 12
> mdhd_Duration                            : 3524240
> Codec configuration box                  : avcC
>  
> Audio #1
> ID                                       : 1
> Format                                   : AAC LC SBR
> Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity with Spectral Band Replication
> Commercial name                          : HE-AAC
> Format settings                          : Explicit
> Codec ID                                 : mp4a-40-2
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 128 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 23.438 FPS (2048 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 53.8 MiB (2%)
> Title                                    : allemand
> Language                                 : German
>  
> Audio #2
> ID                                       : 2
> Format                                   : AAC LC SBR
> Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity with Spectral Band Replication
> Commercial name                          : HE-AAC
> Format settings                          : Explicit
> Codec ID                                 : mp4a-40-2
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 128 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 23.438 FPS (2048 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 53.8 MiB (2%)
> Title                                    : anglais [VO]
> Language                                 : English
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 1
>  
> Audio #3
> ID                                       : 3
> Format                                   : AAC LC SBR
> Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity with Spectral Band Replication
> Commercial name                          : HE-AAC
> Format settings                          : Explicit
> Codec ID                                 : mp4a-40-2
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 128 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 23.438 FPS (2048 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 53.8 MiB (2%)
> Title                                    : espagnol
> Language                                 : Spanish
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 2
>  
> Audio #4
> ID                                       : 4
> Format                                   : AAC LC SBR
> Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity with Spectral Band Replication
> Commercial name                          : HE-AAC
> Format settings                          : Explicit
> Codec ID                                 : mp4a-40-2
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 128 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 23.438 FPS (2048 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 53.8 MiB (2%)
> Title                                    : français
> Language                                 : French
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 3
>  
> Audio #5
> ID                                       : 5
> Format                                   : AAC LC SBR
> Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity with Spectral Band Replication
> Commercial name                          : HE-AAC
> Format settings                          : Explicit
> Codec ID                                 : mp4a-40-2
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 128 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 23.438 FPS (2048 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 53.8 MiB (2%)
> Title                                    : italien
> Language                                 : Italian
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 4
>  
> Audio #6
> ID                                       : 6
> Format                                   : E-AC-3
> Format/Info                              : Enhanced AC-3
> Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital Plus
> Codec ID                                 : ec-3
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 640 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 269 MiB (10%)
> Title                                    : allemand - Dolby
> Language                                 : German
> Service kind                             : Complete Main
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 5
>  
> Audio #7
> ID                                       : 7
> Format                                   : E-AC-3
> Format/Info                              : Enhanced AC-3
> Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital Plus
> Codec ID                                 : ec-3
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 640 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 269 MiB (10%)
> Title                                    : anglais [VO] - Dolby
> Language                                 : English
> Service kind                             : Complete Main
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 6
>  
> Audio #8
> ID                                       : 8
> Format                                   : E-AC-3
> Format/Info                              : Enhanced AC-3
> Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital Plus
> Codec ID                                 : ec-3
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 640 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 269 MiB (10%)
> Title                                    : espagnol - Dolby
> Language                                 : Spanish
> Service kind                             : Complete Main
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 7
>  
> Audio #9
> ID                                       : 9
> Format                                   : E-AC-3
> Format/Info                              : Enhanced AC-3
> Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital Plus
> Codec ID                                 : ec-3
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 640 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 269 MiB (10%)
> Title                                    : français - Dolby
> Language                                 : French
> Service kind                             : Complete Main
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 8
>  
> Audio #10
> ID                                       : 10
> Format                                   : E-AC-3
> Format/Info                              : Enhanced AC-3
> Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital Plus
> Codec ID                                 : ec-3
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 640 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 269 MiB (10%)
> Title                                    : italien - Dolby
> Language                                 : Italian
> Service kind                             : Complete Main
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 9
>  
> Audio #11
> ID                                       : 11
> Format                                   : AAC LC SBR
> Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity with Spectral Band Replication
> Commercial name                          : HE-AAC
> Format settings                          : Explicit
> Codec ID                                 : mp4a-40-2
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 128 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 23.438 FPS (2048 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 53.8 MiB (2%)
> Title                                    : anglais - Description sonore
> Language                                 : English
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 10
>  
> Audio #12
> ID                                       : 12
> Format                                   : E-AC-3
> Format/Info                              : Enhanced AC-3
> Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital Plus
> Codec ID                                 : ec-3
> Duration                                 : 58 min 44 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Constant
> Bit rate                                 : 640 kb/s
> Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
> Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs
> Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
> Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
> Compression mode                         : Lossy
> Stream size                              : 269 MiB (10%)
> Title                                    : anglais - Description sonore - Dolby
> Language                                 : English
> Service kind                             : Complete Main
> Default                                  : Yes
> Alternate group                          : 11
>  
> Text #1
> ID                                       : 14
> Format                                   : Timed Text
> Muxing mode                              : sbtl
> Codec ID                                 : tx3g
> Duration                                 : 58 min 8 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Variable
> Bit rate                                 : 63 b/s
> Stream size                              : 26.9 KiB (0%)
> Title                                    : allemand
> Language                                 : German
> Default                                  : Yes
> Forced                                   : No
> Alternate group                          : 13
>  
> Text #2
> ID                                       : 15
> Format                                   : Timed Text
> Muxing mode                              : sbtl
> Codec ID                                 : tx3g
> Duration                                 : 58 min 8 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Variable
> Bit rate                                 : 58 b/s
> Stream size                              : 24.7 KiB (0%)
> Title                                    : espagnol
> Language                                 : Spanish
> Default                                  : No
> Forced                                   : No
> Alternate group                          : 14
>  
> Text #3
> ID                                       : 16
> Format                                   : Timed Text
> Muxing mode                              : sbtl
> Codec ID                                 : tx3g
> Duration                                 : 58 min 7 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Variable
> Bit rate                                 : 59 b/s
> Stream size                              : 25.3 KiB (0%)
> Title                                    : français
> Language                                 : French
> Default                                  : No
> Forced                                   : No
> Alternate group                          : 15
>  
> Text #4
> ID                                       : 17
> Format                                   : Timed Text
> Muxing mode                              : sbtl
> Codec ID                                 : tx3g
> Duration                                 : 58 min 8 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Variable
> Bit rate                                 : 61 b/s
> Stream size                              : 26.1 KiB (0%)
> Title                                    : italien
> Language                                 : Italian
> Default                                  : No
> Forced                                   : No
> Alternate group                          : 16
>  
> Text #5
> ID                                       : 18
> Format                                   : Timed Text
> Muxing mode                              : sbtl
> Codec ID                                 : tx3g
> Duration                                 : 56 min 56 s
> Bit rate mode                            : Variable
> Bit rate                                 : 73 b/s
> Stream size                              : 30.4 KiB (0%)
> Title                                    : anglais
> Language                                 : English
> Default                                  : No
> Forced                                   : No
> Alternate group                          : 17

I’ve very quickly pulled the logs and can see this at the point of playback:

> 2021-10-29 07:58:17.706 T:4954     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: smb://MEDIA-FD/Media/Collateral - S01E02 - Episode 2 WEBDL-1080p.mkv
> 2021-10-29 07:58:17.712 T:5163     INFO <general>: Creating InputStream
> 2021-10-29 07:58:17.977 T:5163     INFO <general>: Creating Demuxer
> 2021-10-29 07:58:19.075 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window videossettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:19.075 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window musicsettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:19.075 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window picturessettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:19.075 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window weathersettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.870 T:5163     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 12 source: 256
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.870 T:5163     INFO <general>: CVideoPlayerVideo::OpenStream - Creating codec: 27
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.871 T:5163     INFO <general>: CBitstreamConverter::Open bitstream to annexb init
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.875 T:5163     INFO <general>: DVDVideoCodecAmlogic: Opened Amlogic Codec
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.875 T:5163     INFO <general>: Creating video thread
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.876 T:5166     INFO <general>: running thread: video_thread
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.878 T:5163     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 6 source: 256
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.878 T:5163     INFO <general>: Finding audio codec for: 86056
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.879 T:5163     INFO <general>: Creating audio thread
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.879 T:5167     INFO <general>: running thread: CVideoPlayerAudio::Process()
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.879 T:5163     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 17 source: 256
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.881 T:5166     INFO <general>: DVDVideoCodecAmlogic::AddData Open decoder: fps:25/1
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.889 T:5167     INFO <general>: CAEStreamParser::TrySyncAC3 - E-AC3 stream detected (6 channels, 48000Hz)
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.890 T:5167     INFO <general>: Creating audio stream (codec id: 86056, channels: 6, sample rate: 48000, pass-through)
> 2021-10-29 07:58:25.920 T:4965     INFO <general>: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
> 2021-10-29 07:58:26.121 T:4965     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device "hdmi:CARD=AMLAUGESOUND,DEV=0"
> 2021-10-29 07:58:26.130 T:4965     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Opened device "hdmi:CARD=AMLAUGESOUND,DEV=0,AES0=0x06,AES1=0x82,AES2=0x00,AES3=0x0e"
> 2021-10-29 07:58:26.329 T:4954     INFO <general>: Constructing CRendererAML
> 2021-10-29 07:58:28.881 T:5166  WARNING <general>: OutputPicture - timeout waiting for buffer
> 2021-10-29 07:58:30.567 T:4954     INFO <general>: Skipped 4 duplicate messages..
> 2021-10-29 07:58:30.567 T:4954     INFO <general>: Loading skin file: VideoFullScreen.xml, load type: KEEP_IN_MEMORY
> 2021-10-29 07:58:30.582 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window videossettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:30.583 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window musicsettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:30.583 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window picturessettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:30.583 T:5038    ERROR <general>: Window Translator: Can't find window weathersettings
> 2021-10-29 07:58:34.057 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -5078.458897
> 2021-10-29 07:58:34.376 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -5334.351687
> 2021-10-29 07:58:34.377 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -5334.350479
> 2021-10-29 07:58:34.595 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -5526.349063
> 2021-10-29 07:58:34.845 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -5750.587521
> 2021-10-29 07:58:35.088 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -5942.466938
> 2021-10-29 07:58:35.340 T:4964     INFO <general>: Skipped 1 duplicate messages..
> 2021-10-29 07:58:35.340 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -6134.673272
> 2021-10-29 07:58:35.581 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -6326.354230
> 2021-10-29 07:58:35.826 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -6518.450564
> 2021-10-29 07:58:35.826 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -6518.448813
> 2021-10-29 07:58:36.108 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -6774.447814
> 2021-10-29 07:58:36.387 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -7030.530481
> 2021-10-29 07:58:36.627 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -7190.475856
> 2021-10-29 07:58:36.628 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -7190.476105
> 2021-10-29 07:58:36.921 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -7446.430814
> 2021-10-29 07:58:37.175 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -7670.406939
> 2021-10-29 07:58:37.453 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -7926.362689
> 2021-10-29 07:58:37.454 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -7926.362440
> 2021-10-29 07:58:37.704 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -8118.441439
> 2021-10-29 07:58:37.967 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -8342.370773
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.183 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -8502.372065
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.183 T:4964  WARNING <general>: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -8502.371440
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.272 T:4954     INFO <general>: CVideoPlayer::CloseFile()
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.272 T:4954     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.283 T:5163     INFO <general>: CVideoPlayer::OnExit()
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.284 T:5163     INFO <general>: Closing stream player 1
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.284 T:5163     INFO <general>: Waiting for audio thread to exit
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.284 T:5167    ERROR <general>: Got MSGQ_ABORT or MSGO_IS_ERROR return true
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.284 T:5167     INFO <general>: thread end: CVideoPlayerAudio::OnExit()
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.284 T:5163     INFO <general>: Closing audio device
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.287 T:5163     INFO <general>: Deleting audio codec
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.287 T:5163     INFO <general>: Closing stream player 2
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.287 T:5163     INFO <general>: waiting for video thread to exit
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.288 T:5166    ERROR <general>: Got MSGQ_ABORT or MSGO_IS_ERROR return true
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.288 T:5166     INFO <general>: thread end: video_thread
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.288 T:5163     INFO <general>: deleting video codec
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.294 T:5163     INFO <general>: Closing stream player 3
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.304 T:5157     INFO <general>: Deleting settings information for files smb://MEDIA-FD/Media/Collateral - S01E02 - Episode 2 WEBDL-1080p.mkv
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.330 T:4954     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: finished waiting
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.330 T:4954     INFO <general>: CVideoPlayer::CloseFile()
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.330 T:4954     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.330 T:4954     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: finished waiting
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.335 T:4965     INFO <general>: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.536 T:4965     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device "hdmi:CARD=AMLAUGESOUND,DEV=0"
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.549 T:4965     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Opened device "hdmi:CARD=AMLAUGESOUND,DEV=0,AES0=0x04,AES1=0x82,AES2=0x00,AES3=0x00"
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.551 T:4965     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::InitializeHW - Your hardware does not support AE_FMT_FLOAT, trying other formats
> 2021-10-29 07:58:38.551 T:4965     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::InitializeHW - Using data format AE_FMT_S16NE
> 2021-10-29 07:59:03.987 T:4954    ERROR <general>: GetString: error reading /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/custom_mode
> 2021-10-29 07:59:04.229 T:4954     INFO <general>: GLES: Maximum texture width: 8192
> 2021-10-29 07:59:05.686 T:5184     INFO <general>: initializing python engine.

Cheers for any input on what could be happening here.

You need to select the Multichannel PCM audio device and set channel number to 7.1.
You can’t passthrough AAC, therefore it must be played as PCM.

Ahhh, so would another resolution be to select one of the dolby digital plus tracks too?

Would have just thought it would have chosen the DD+ 5.1 track over the 2ch AAC :confused:

Oh oops, it’s 2 channels, that should still work just fine.
I’d try to make sure which sound track is selected. And if it selects AAC, try switching to the other ones and see if that makes any difference.

I’m afraid it had already selected the 5.1 DD+ track as default.

What I find confusing is I have passthrough enabled with all options set (inc DD5.1+) as my s905x3 is connected directly to the amp which supports all the formats.

The amp shows DD 5.1+ so confirms passthrough is working but is choppy. Tried disabling DD+ in the settings and ensuring DD transcoding was enabled.

It played back just the same, but my amp showed DD as the output, so confirms Kodi was trying to transcode it.

As a test I used FFMPEG and converted just the audio to DD and that file plays fine now on Kodi. But obviously that’s a bit of a pain having to do that.

Any other ideas at all?

Can you post a sample of a file where this issue reproduces?

I just used FFMPEG to do a copy of video and all audio tracks for first two minutes of the programme, but it plays fine! really baffled.

Do you have decent enough bandwidth if I just upload the original file somewhere and privately send you the link?

You can use some other program like MKVToolNix for example to split some part of video without changes.

Have just tried it via MKVToolNix (forgot about that tool!) and it plays fine as well!

Really confused now.

More than happy to upload the full original file somewhere though if someone wants to check if out on their system and see what is going on but I’m baffled.

Unless the clip isnt long enough, will do it again but make it longer.

I tried it again with a 10 minute clip and that played fine.

So then I just remuxed the entire file with no changes, and that plays fine too!

So really don’t know what’s going on, it would seem there is something in the original file that is causing this as every single time I try and play it, it just does not work right.

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