Since the Beelink GT-King Pro has no optical output (first series), I connected the GT-King Pro by the HDMI cable to the TV and connected the optical output of the TV to the AVR. Then on the CoreELEC I set the audio passthrough on the core (enable DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1, disable HD sounds).
I did the same way with Minix U1 and worked well. But with Beelink GT-King Pro the HD sounds are not available!
The reason for my use of CoreELEC was to fix the problem of HD sounds. But I still have the problem of HD sounds. I changed the sound settings several times but did not result.
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS HD-MA, DTS:X, AAC 5.1, are not play.
DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 are played without problem.
When the audio passthrough is set in the Core (enable DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1, disable Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-MA), HD sounds are identified by the device, but they are downmix to 5.1. I did the same way with Minix U1 and worked well. But with Beelink GT-King Pro the HD sounds are play in stereo.
But then by pastrough enable, your tv gets the sound stream and encode… check tv settings…
Im just think with you right,i dont have beelink, i have a odroid n2…
Maby a clean re install? did it ever work?
Which part of my previous answer “optical TV output cannot transfer HD audio” you don’t understand?
Through optical TV output you can only get transcoded HD audio into standard AC3, eAC3, DTS and AAC, you cannot get true HD audio!
I have already answered this but apparently you did not read it ! When the audio passthrough is set in the Core (enable DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1, disable Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-MA), HD sounds are identified by the device, but they are downmix to 5.1. But with Beelink GT-King Pro the HD sounds are play in stereo.
The HD sound should be identified by device and transferred through the HDMI output as 5.1 channels to the TV, but it is transferred as stereo. Because the HD sound not identified by device.
Finally you explained your problem in detail, so that I can understand it
It is your sound/audio settings that are the problem, because with popper settings everything works as it should, and as you wish.
HD sound is properly identified by device, you just have to steer it the right way to get to use it since it’s then all converted to PCM, which then again is not true HD audio you ask about in "(Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS HD-MA, DTS:X)
@Sholander - as you seem to be familiar with HD audio, could you perhaps take a look at my thread on problems with 2.0 playback after playing 5.1 PCM audio, please? I’ve been using CoreELEC on my N2+ for the past year without major issues, but recent 19.4 builds are causing an playback problem.
Thanks - Two channel playback not working after multichannel playback
I have seen your thread when you started it, and since haven’t had such a problem, I’m not aware of any solution. I suspect it’s an OS-Kodi-driver related issue (since it works OK on 9.2.8) for which I have no skills to fix, sorry.
Connect player to avr with hdmi (use 2.0 cable) and from avr to tv, this way you will get hd audio for sure.
As said, optical can not play hd audio.
Audio settings then om passtrough and number channels as much as your speakers…
Make sure tv audio settings are set hdmi arc or something like that.
And check avr settings, if its not on dolby music or something…