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Anything new in the movie player area?

Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:15 pm

I haven't been following the dna or roku drivers. I've always used MPC-HC on a windows PC running the agent.

But I struggle getting anything more than 5.1 surround out of this setup. Is there anything that is better than mpc-hc?

Whats the best solution for playing MKV files at this point? Is there anything in the near future I should just hold out for?

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Re: Anything new in the movie player area?

Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:00 pm

Dune, Kodi, MPC-BE version all work.

try
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mpcbe/

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Re: Anything new in the movie player area?

Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:16 am

I never thought BE was different from HC, but apparently it is. BE seems to work better out of the box.

Do you configure it to pass-through S/PDIF, HDMI or use system default?

The speaker configuration of the HDMI audio driver on the Windows workstation defaults to stereo when I turn off the Marantz control amp it is connected to forcing me to manually reset it when I want to use it. I just orders a Gefen hdmi detective to force the NUCs HDMI interface to surround, but pass through may be a better option.

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Re: Anything new in the movie player area?

Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:11 pm

Set it up so MPC-BE does pass-through then it won't try processing or muxing down the audio. I have MPC-BE feeding my Yamaha that way and audio works fine. I feed my Yamaha audio via S/PDIF but have used HDMI on other installs.

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