Originally Posted by ajcast5201
You're able to get HD audio bitstreaming with XBMC? IS there a tutorial on how to do it, or could you briefly explain the settings needed to decode HD audio. Amazing setup by the way! Definitely what I want to have when I own a home. Keep up the great work.
I've read about a lot of people having problems, but it really couldn't be easier. I have it working on two different machines that are hooked to AVRs. Here's my steps, both machines have AMD 6xxx video cards.
Download the latest versions of 32 bit MPC HC, LAV Filters, madVR (optional).
I also use ReClock, but I believe it's completely unnecessary and it works 100% fine without it.
If you have ffdshow audio, shark's, etc, delete it.
Now, I'm going totally by memory, but there's a ton of tutorials and a lot of help out there.
1. Install LAV filters. Install MPC HC. If you use madVR, extract it into it's own folder and run the install.bat.
2. Open MPC HC and pick your renderer under options>output. I click madVR.
3. Under fullscreen I turn off autochange. The main reason I use madVR is because I think it does a better job of switching my projector to the proper format than autochange.
4. Under Internal Filter, I deselect EVERYTHING.
5. Under External Filters, I add LAV Splitter Source, LAV Splitter, LAV Video Decoder and LAV Audio Decoder.
6. Double click LAV Audio and under bitstreaming select every format that your AVR supports. I select DD, DD Plus, DTS, TrueHD and DTS-HD.
That's pretty much it. There's a ton of PQ tweaks you can make to madVR and I'm sure my settings would be much different than yours. But for bitstreaming audio, that's pretty much it. Works perfectly with all formats from LPCM to DTSHD to TrueHD.
If you using XBMC, you'd just need to set up the config files to use an external player, which again is very easy and there are a million tutorials on how to do that too.