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Nostradamus1973

Good morning everyone,

I've been waiting for this update for quite a while now and at times I've even thought about dumping my LG for a Samsung just outta Spite! My thoughts reflect back on all the updates that could have been pushed to the application since the last revision submission to LG by the Emby  Dev-Team (back in February of 2020); the whole process at LG is shoddy at best and I whole-heartedly believe that it's NOT the Emby development team that's dragging its' bun's. 

That being said, is there a help-line where all of us from this forum can crowd-source and submit constructive criticism to LG and let them know about our frustrations?

I'm thinking if they keep getting inundated with calls, emails, and etc from LG owner's they are more likely to do something about it. Are there any moderator's/user's that know of a way for us to do this?

I also had another question, will this update that we are all eagerly waiting for be able to play DTS-HD MA(7.1)? Or just DTS(5.1)? Many of my rips are DTS-HD MA, so, I've been muxing them to EAC3 with ffmpeg; however, without Dolby's DTS-HD Master Audio Suite I can only mux them to 5.1 channel's, keeping the 7.1 format would be ideal and save me lots of aggravation.

Thanks for hearing me out.🙂

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rbjtech
4 hours ago, Nostradamus1973 said:

I also had another question, will this update that we are all eagerly waiting for be able to play DTS-HD MA(7.1)? Or just DTS(5.1)? Many of my rips are DTS-HD MA, so, I've been muxing them to EAC3 with ffmpeg; however, without Dolby's DTS-HD Master Audio Suite I can only mux them to 5.1 channel's, keeping the 7.1 format would be ideal and save me lots of aggravation.

Even if you could convert to 7.1, how are you playing it ?   I'm curious as anything that can likely play 7.1 can probably play native DTS-HD MA anyway - maybe not ?

 

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Nostradamus1973

Hi rbjtech, thx for adding to the convo.🙂

I hope I understood your questions properly, so, if I got it wrong please let me know.

Well, I play Audio & Video through my Pioneer SC-1222, it can handle anything up to the 7.2.2 format; it can process many different formats, so far I've used it with 7.1 DTS-HD MA, TrueHD, AAC , plus Atmos, and 5.1 AC3, EAC3, and AAC, I can't remember using any EAC3 7.1 files  even though I'm pretty sure EAC3 does support 7.1; I also have an Intel NUC setup as an HTPC(Ubuntu running Emby Theater) and it can handle 7.1 channels which it does flawlessly with ANY format I've thrown at it so far through my Pioneer SC-1222(as an intermediary) via HDMI, if you're wondering why I just don't stick with my Intel NUC, it's because it can only handle 1080p whereas my LG is 4K, given that my receiver can only handle 1080p I'm using ARC in concert with the now notorious LG WebOS referenced from the OP in order to use my audio receiver.

So, to your second question, my receiver can certainly handle those 7.1 formats via different audio containers(DTS-HD MA, AAC, EAC3, AC3, flac, Opus, mp3, and etc.), the problem lies with the LG WebOS application and their submission process, it's my understanding that the development team has updated the application to play DTS and hopefully DTS-HD MA, once the latest revision is approved and deployed then hopefully this whole DTS debacle will be put to rest because my other Emby applications on various different devices seems to handle DTS-HD MA natively like you mentioned, another example in support of your statement would be my FireTV Cube.

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With you - thanks for taking the time to explain.

So you have an awesome AVR capable of playing anything but your weak link is the LG ARC connection and the lack of 4K passthrough on the AVR.

Even when (and if) the Emby LG App is updated, the LG is incapable of sending any form of HD Audio to your AVR ... :(   Even via eARC (which your AVR does not have and your LG may not either - not sure of the model) it still does not appear to work.

With no 4K passthrough on the AVR - I think the only possible solution is to get a HDMI 'doubler/repeater' and pass the 4K from the NUC direct to the TV AND the AVR at the same time.    You will then get HD Audio without the need for ARC/eARC and of course the 4K Video stream direct to your LG.

I've not personally used this device - but HDMI splitters are not as expensive as they used to be - something like a OREI UltraHD 4K @ 60 Hz 1 X 2 HDMI Splitter should do the job.

It would be a shame to not give that Pioneer AVR a proper HD Audio feed !

 

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9 hours ago, Nostradamus1973 said:

I also had another question, will this update that we are all eagerly waiting for be able to play DTS-HD MA(7.1)? Or just DTS(5.1)? Many of my rips are DTS-HD MA, so, I've been muxing them to EAC3 with ffmpeg; however, without Dolby's DTS-HD Master Audio Suite I can only mux them to 5.1 channel's, keeping the 7.1 format would be ideal and save me lots of aggravation.

And I think your bigger problem here is which model TV do you have as LG (like Samsung) have dropped all DTS support in recent models so there is absolutely nothing we can do about that other than to automatically convert the track to AC3 so that it is supported by the device for those models.

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@SamES, do you know if the recent models are at least able to passthrough DTS(HD)?

I will probably be buying a G1 later this year but the non-existing DTS support is an annoyance. On the other hand that OLED panel.. 😍

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1 hour ago, neik said:

@SamES, do you know if the recent models are at least able to passthrough DTS(HD)?

I will probably be buying a G1 later this year but the non-existing DTS support is an annoyance. On the other hand that OLED panel.. 😍

As far as I’m aware they can’t pass through either 

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