Concerning to your 3rd paragraph: it never happened to me, at least until now, it always worked well in 1080 or 4K 60fps, but there was always hiccups in the sound in 70% of the files and the HDR did not always work well, which was overcome with CoreElec. I only use the box to play HDD video files via USB, Box, Amp, TV with HDMI 2.1 cables and I want a good image without artifacts and sound from the original source, any one from ACC to TrueHD or Atmos, without fail, and at this moment only with CoreElec it works well.
PS: Did your U9 only with android ver.6 have no sound flaws?
Txs in advance
The restart of the box happens only when streaming and only on android( v6 our 7…) not when playing from USB hdd our streaming with CoreElec
My sound issues on android:
First audio drops in Dtshd and truehd
After update to kodi 17 no support anymore for Dtshd an truehd this option is just gone in settings.
At least no passtrought it work but onkyo received it like Pcm 5.1
I buy a newer version of my onkyo reciver for 4k support.
Audio passthrough (included Dtshd and truehd) are working fine.
But now have the restart issue.
On Coreelec everything woks fine with the old and new onkyo reciver from the start.
So now I bearly use the android os only if I need something that’s not available on a kodi addon
I have a rev.a too:
CoreGT:~ # cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep Serial
Serial : 290a4000010e0a000017383856584d50
but emmc says:
Starting CoreELEC eMMC installation tool v0.1…
System is not supported: g12b_s922x_beelink_gt_king_rev_a!
so how did you manage to install CE to eMMC ?
@ boot2k3 Thanks! you can be pretty sure I read this (and more).
and that got me puzzled… how could @umbala have succeeded.
So I ask 1:1 @umbala: (or anyone else) are you sure you installed to eMMC on a rev A ?
Maybe by using -x ?
Works just fine, but it went sideways when I rebooted to internal from an EmuElec sdcard and the bootloader seemed to get corrupted. Had to re-flash android to get the bootloader back to stock and then redo the ceemmc -x command all over again!
for the few bucks runs as smooth as my big htpc build (>500€, Intel i3 GB SSD) at an insane power cconsumption and passively cooled. The CPU performance of the 922x is more than enough for Core Elec even at 1800 MHz. In comparison was my 905x box choppy on GUI
4K HDR on my OLED TV and bitstream audio o my AVR leave no wishes unfulfilled (my HTPC cannot do that!)
ceemmc tool worked like a charm, installed dual boot to the mcc without any problems in a few secs
I have continuous audio drop outs when playing this YouTube video in 4K@24 on my GT King Pro:
The device is GT King Pro S922X rev. B running CE 9.2.1 stable.
My TV is Sony KD-43XE7096 (2017 model, 4K LCD, HDR10) connected to HDMI2 with “Enhanced mode” enabled (should support up to 18 Gbps HDMI link). I’ve tried to disable the “Enhanced HDMI mode” but it does not have any effect.
I’ve found out that it depends on the stereo vs. multi-channel audio. There are other 4K@24 HDR videos on YouTube (mostly movie trailers) but with multi-channel audio and these play fine. They are using exactly the same video mode with the multi-channel audio being the only difference.
So the problem only affects 4K@24, 10-bit, YUV444 display mode with stereo AAC audio.
The same 4K@24 video mode with multi-channel AAC audio works fine.
Other 4K display modes with the same stereo AAC audio works fine as well.
Everything is hardware decoded. The problem is dropping audio, video plays fine.
It turned out I needed to do exactly the opposite!
I only have a stereo audio system and the number of channels was correctly set to 2.0. The output device was set to Multi-Ch PCM by default. In this configuration there is the problem with dropping audio when playing YouTube video in 4K at 24 fps and with stereo audio.
So I tried to change the output device to HDMI and it solved the problem for me.