The new firmware "touches" many interfaces, among them the video player in both SGnode and regular. This also adjusted how audio can be used and introuduces the new roku TextToSpeech interface. I tested out having the roku "talk to me" and it is weird. You have to purposely misspell words to make them sound right. So roku is thinking forward, but I suspect adding the mixer to allow a voice and layering of effects to have caused the issue with the audio. Firmware 7.2 gives the UI the possibility of having videogame type sound effects layered over your playing music while it speaks to you as you use the remote. So there is an advantage to scene graph not imagined before beyond just the graphics. We need to take advantage of all this cool stuff..
yep, just confirmed, the fact HLS uses 448 makes the sound eventually drop out. Just had this happen with HLS, about 10-11 minutes into the movie. But because it was using HLS and not direct play I just lost sound. Had to resume and got sound back so I would say the video player is much much pickier now about the max bitrate used. This affects all audio codecs.
30 minutes into the movie, sound has dropped 6x. So I assume this is the flaw also present in HLS too. We need to drop the max audio bitrate to 384kb/sec. This is indeed ridiculous. I havent experienced this with direct play, yet.
Edited by speechles, 09 July 2016 - 07:42 PM.