[Windows] How to properly configure audio for correct HDMI playback ?
@Jogee - you did very well. I've banned him for a week. Thanks for trying to help him, but yeah, that kind of rudeness has no place here.
System: XBMC HTPC with HDMI WASAPI & AudioEngine - Denon  AVR-3808CI  - Denon DVD-5900 Universal Player  - Denon DCM-27 CD-Changer
- Sony BDP-S580 Blu-Ray  - X-Box 360  - Android tablet wireless remote - 7.1 Streem/Axiom/Velodyne Surround System
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Thanks, DDDamian. Sorry for losing it at the end.
BTW, thanks for your help and insistence for pushing me to try Windows 7...
Still not having solved my regressions with MPC-HC (but some may be on the way), but only improvement with XBMC, that's matter most. Cool
Hi all,

I had the issue where windows 7 would not show all the possible HD audio settings, I tried reloading latest drivers reloading xbmc and lots of other stuff.

I finally discovered my AV amp (Sony str-dn1000) had an HDMI setting enabled "TV + AMP", after I changed it to "AMP" windows then displayed all HD Settings.

I believe that as it was passing signals to my TV (stereo) + AMP my computer was only allowing a stereo output.

once I set to AMP only, I now had access to all the HD Audio available as described earlier in this thread thru my XBMC.

Hopefully you can follow what i am trying to say, and it may help someone in the future.

it took me a few weeks to final solve my issue, reading thru all the various help on this forum, I managed to narrow down my problem, and it was where I least expected to find it (my AMP).

Kind Regards


Now that you mention it, I know the option you're talking about as I remember seeing the setting in my receiver. It's a good tip to remember when people are reporing they can't see all the channels.


Wow been Googling, downloading, un-installing, re-installing, disabling, enabling... etc for two solid days now trying to get XBMC to play more than two channels on my brand new Sony STR-DH820 Amp.
And you just solved my problem with a simple setting on the Amp!

Big Grin
I had this issue, so I downloaded and installed Eden HD RC2 HD Audio over my existing Frodo XBMC. After doing this all my movies and TV shows that I had set up are gone. Can I get them back or do I need to rescan everything again? Is there a huge amount of data sitting somewhere taking up space and not being used if I do this?

Also, can I share the same 'media data' between Windows users so as not to duplicate data and take up space on my SSD drive?
UPDATE: I can see .db files in the directory C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\Database directory for Videos and TV but there are no Movies nor TV Shows choices from my XBMC main menu now.
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