Hello guys, I really need your help on this one...
So I've finally managed to get a very intresting cable (3,5mm jack to Toslink) for my macbook pro. Now I can use DTS 5.1 with my Kenwood Amp. (Who knew that the 3,5mm jack was also a digital output?
[Note: the reason I use the jack/tosling digital as an audio output is because my TV can't read DTS, and can't send DTS surround sound to my Kenwood Amp, resulting in Stereo sound if I use HDMI also as sound output from my macbook.]
I've been looking at VLC statistics while playing some files, first when I'm playing the video directly on my Macbook I get 0 lost buffers, maybe 1 or 2 lost video buffers when I open the file but then it's perfect. But when I connect my macbook to my TV (HDMI from Macbook to Tv, and Digital audio from my 3,5mm jack port to my receiver's toslink input), I start getting audio Buffer drops (I can't hear the loss, feels flawless to my ears but I'm curious about the reported numbers in the statistics of VLC)
I attached two screenshots of the issue, one displays playback data statistics on my mac, the other displays them on my 47 inch sony bravia TV.
[Note: I tried playback both audio/video via HDMI to my Asus monitor, no buffer data loss there too, this buffer drop only presents itself while using the jack/toslink cable and digital audio out; tried various files same result....so in the end...WTF are DECODED BLOCKS / PLAYED BUFFERS / LOST BUFFERS !?
Any ideas? should I simply ignore the issue or is it something solvable? Thank you for your time. Best