First, this forum has helped me more than any other, so thanks in advance.
I have a dedicated HOME THEATER room with a projector and Onkyo receiver.
I have an HTPC located in another room with 2 HDMI outputs. One HDMI feeds the Onkyo receiver/projector and the other feeds a HD TV located in the same room with the HTPC.
I use MakeMKV to rip Blurays, and Assassin's excellent guide to set up WMC and Media Browser. All this works GREAT for the Receiver/Projector combo. I have 7.1 sound and so far EVERY rip has played as expected.
However, when I use the TV located right next to the HTPC, and run the WMC and Media Browser combo I generally only get PCM audio sources. How can I get audio from the TV? The HTPC is connected DIRECTLY to the TV. The TV is connected to a soundbar which works fine except as noted above.
When I use VLC I can hear audio for ALL movies using the TV. So I can at least play all my movies on the TV but I miss the look and feel of Media Browser...
What am I missing? Do I need to re-encode my MKV files from HD audio to a lesser audio format? Using MakeMKV I select ALL English audio formats. Do I need ANOTHER receiver just for the TV? I understand that the HTPC is outputting digital audio, but how does VLC handle it and not Media Browser?