[mythtv-users] Android Mythrontend on Firestck 4K

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 00:53:52 UTC 2023

On 9/25/23 16:35, Will Dormann wrote:
> On 9/25/23 4:11 PM, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> If you select audio device OpenSLES you are limited to stereo, That 
>> is why I recommend selecting device AudioTrack, which supports 
>> surround sound pass through as well. 
> Thanks for the info.  I suppose that I consider the current Wiki page 
> <https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Android#Amazon_Fire_TV_Stick_4K> to be 
> misleading then:
>         Recommended Settings
> Set these in Mythfrontend.
> Audio Setup 	Value
> Audio -> Audio output device 	AudioTrack:
> Audio -> Digital Audio Capabilities 	All unchecked
> Audio -> Speaker Configuration 	Stereo
> Audio -> Upconvert Stereo 	Unchecked
> You may be able to use digital audio passthrough. This has not been 
> tested.
> If the Speaker Configuration is set to "Stereo", I'd think that it 
> might override what the original audio is set up to be, no?
> Digital audio passthrough having "not been tested" is a little less 
> reassuring than I'd like, and also avoids mentioning how I'd actually 
> achieve it.
> -WD
I have tested digital audio and it works. I developed the audiotrack 
code specifically to support digital surround sound because it is not 
supported with OpenSLES. You will need to set the correct options in the 
frontend setup for digital audio, the same as you would on a Linux box.

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