Headless Mac Mini HDMI problem
I have created a music sever from a 2010 Mac Mini and mostly everything is swell.
I'm using HDMI output because I play multichannel high res audio that only travels via HDMI. My playback software is Jriver MC 23. I have it meeting a Denon S730h.
Now, all is great until I turn my projector off. This seems to throw my mac mini for a loop even though I only use the mac mini for audio. I guess it feeds back to the mac mini that the hdmi chain is broken and the mac mini stops sending hdmi.
On the PC version of Jriver a option called "keep HDMI Alive" takes care of this but that option is missing from the mac. I googled a bit and saw a program called Aphetamine suggested as it over-rides some power management triggers but that didn't do anything useful.
I have a EDID faking passthrough device ordered that may or may not solve the problem. I would prefer a software solution as I don't want to add things to my signal chain that may muck up the PQ or sound quality.