Originally Posted by virtualrain
Just to follow up on my path to finding a solution on a Mac Mini that can bitstream HD Audio...
I've installed OpenELEC and Kodi on a 2014 Mac Mini which has proven very easy and rewarding. I don't miss OS X as it's an exclusive media player box and I only ever interact with it via the remote. It plays everything I've thrown at it, including bitstreaming Atmos soundtracks. Of course I don't have any 4K content, but all my high bit-rate 1080p stuff plays perfectly.
I'm assuming that this is the same virtualrain from the Macrumours forum ? You helped me out quite a bit in choosing a 4K display for my 2013 NMP. At any rate …
Ive been running a 2012 quad-core Mini HT for the last several years. I have all of my BLuRays ripped via MakeMKV to a large Thunderbolt "Raid". I use PlexHT which I used to like, but strongly dislike now since I think updates have made the UI more difficult to use.
I am seriously thinking of either installing a windows partition or OpenELEC. I have some questions about OpenELEC:
1) Is the install pretty painless ? Did you have to edit config files and debug the install at all ?
2) Do you think the TB port will be supported right off the bat ?
3) I will always be able to reboot back to OSX from a drive that has a clone of my current system, correct ?
4) Since your interest is audio, you may not be able to answer this, but I'm guessing I will still be plagued by the regular glitching caused by the poor 24p hardware support ?
Thanks if you can help !