1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 28, 2014 1:44 PM by britt.sling RSS

    HDMI Dolby Digital / AC-3 - why no stereo mixdown?

    kais

      Another lingering issue with my Slingbox 500 is that it doesn't mixdown Dolby Digital / AC-3 audio from the HDMI input to stereo for the Slingplayer apps or the web player.

       

      I have to switch my source manually to PCM stereo audio in order to hear any sound on the Slingplayer apps.

       

      Why is this the case? Other projects and products do it, using ffmpeg or ???. Is it a syncronization issue?

       

      For the record, I use HDMI in EXCLUSIVELY, as there is no HDCP on my source. Therefore attaching component cables is not an acceptable solution for me.

       

      I really would appreciate an answer from Sling on this. Their silence is deafening as of late.