So I built my pc 2 yrs ago and been running xbmc 12 on it and have been seeing couple of these minor quirks which are not a major issue but still annoying. Appreciate it if anyone provides a solution.
Setup : HTPC --> Onkyo SR608 -->(HDMI replicator + 50ft hdmi)--> Panny TV.
Issue #1: Audio goes away every now and then to xbmc. I will switch to htpc input from say cable and I will not see any sound. The only way to fix it is , exit xbmc and play a video file on pc which play properly with sound. Then start xbmc and go to settings to select WASAPI HDMI option in Audio Settings. This WASAPI HDMI will not be there if I dont exit and dont play the video file manually.
Issue#2: Power options I have my PC to never sleep and turn off display after 30 minutes right now If I let the computer go to sleep, how can I wake it up? I use Harmony One for interface. No Keyboard (USB). The only way i was able to do it if I let it sleep is through my phone, vnc in, login then start xbmc. My wife doesnt have a smartphone so when I am not there, there is not option for her to wake it up. Is there a solution to this that I can let my pc sleep and only wake up when I need. I have tried WOL (not debugged extensively) but I doubt if my gigabyte mobo supports it.
PC Build: i3-2100 (no video card) + Windows 7 64 bit.