Originally Posted by kemetblk
So I tried playing back multiple files, all mkv format, some full untouched remux files (20GB - 34GB) and some compressed (8GB - 14GB). All had full untouched HD audio tracks.
All files played back in MX Player Pro and my AVR reported the DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD track on all of them, 5.1 and 7.1 tracks. I used dvdFab to make all of the files. MX is set to HW mode, NOT HW+. I didn't change any other settings. ES File Explorer's built in player also was able to play back these files with the HD audio track. I also tried some m2ts files but MX Player could not read the audio from them at all.
I too am coming from a WDTV Live SMP and loved it, but I wanted something faster and with better streaming options. I am so far satisfied with the Shield in this regard.
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So I reset all my settings back to the defauls (from the Settings --> General interface), so I could start fresh.
Then, in Settings --> decoder, I did the following:
Checked "Use HW+ decoder", only so I could uncheck "HW+ decoder (local)" below it, and then after I did that, went back up and unchecked "Use HW+ decoder".
Unchecked HW+ audio on SW video
And made no other changes, such that now my menu is:
Unchecked - Use HW+ decoder
Unchecked - HW+ decoder local
Unchecked - HW+ decoder network
Unchecked - Try HW decoder
HW+ video codecs - greyed out, unselectable.
Unchecked - HW+ audi oon SWvideo
Unchecked - Try HW+ decoder
Checked - Correct Aspect Ratio
Calibrate playback position - unchanged after settings reset
Checked - HWaudio track selectable
Unchecked - SW decoder local
Unchecked - SW decoder network
Unchecked - SW audio
Unchecked - SW audio local
Unchecked - SWaudio network
CPU Core Limit - unchanged after settings reset
Color format - unchanged after settings reset
Unchecked - Use speedup trick
Unchecked - Deinterlace
Custom codec - Use ARMv7 Neon custom codec (this is unchanged after settings reset)
With those settings, I can't get playback. Just a black screen, and MX player locks up and it's difficult to get back to t he main menu any other way than hitting the "home" button.
Can you take a look at these settings and compare them to your own?