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2019 - Amazon Fire TV Cube - AMLogic S922Z
In fact, it fails to open 6 channel layout, which sucks.

Quote:2020-05-28 11:44:32.496 T:17655  NOTICE: Creating audio stream (codec id: 86019, channels: 6, sample rate: 48000, no pass-through)
2020-05-28 11:44:32.496 T:17655   DEBUG: CVideoPlayerAudio:: synctype set to 0: clock feedback
2020-05-28 11:44:32.515 T:17653   DEBUG: CDVDVideoCodecAndroidMediaCodec::AddData current state (2)
2020-05-28 11:44:32.519 T:17579    INFO: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
2020-05-28 11:44:32.520 T:17579   DEBUG: Draining Audio
2020-05-28 11:44:32.520 T:17579   DEBUG: CAESinkAUDIOTRACK:Big Grineinitialize
2020-05-28 11:44:32.523 T:17579   DEBUG: Flushing might not be properly implemented, sleeping: 62 ms
2020-05-28 11:44:32.568 T:17559   DEBUG: Inhibiting OS screen saver
2020-05-28 11:44:32.585 T:17579   DEBUG: CAESinkAUDIOTRACK:Big Grineinitialize
2020-05-28 11:44:32.585 T:17579   DEBUG: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - trying to open device AUDIOTRACK:AudioTrack
2020-05-28 11:44:32.585 T:17579   DEBUG: CAESinkAUDIOTRACK::Initialize requested: sampleRate 48000; format: AE_FMT_FLOATP; channels: 6
2020-05-28 11:44:32.585 T:17579   DEBUG: Updated SampleRate: 32000 Distance: 144000
2020-05-28 11:44:32.585 T:17579   DEBUG: Updated SampleRate: 44100 Distance: 35100
2020-05-28 11:44:32.585 T:17579   DEBUG: Updated SampleRate: 48000 Distance: 0
2020-05-28 11:44:32.585 T:17579  NOTICE: Trying to open: samplerate: 48000, channelMask: 252, encoding: 2
2020-05-28 11:44:32.591 T:17579   DEBUG: Minimum size we need for stream: 18480
2020-05-28 11:44:32.591 T:17579   DEBUG: Created Audiotrackbuffer with playing time of 64.166667 ms min buffer size: 36960 bytes
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG: AESinkAUDIOTRACK - Retrying with a stereo layout
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - AUDIOTRACK Initialized:
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG:   Output Device : android
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG:   Sample Rate   : 48000
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG:   Sample Format : AE_FMT_S16NE
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG:   Channel Count : 6
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG:   Channel Layout: FL, FR, FC, LFE, BL, BR
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG:   Frames        : 1540
2020-05-28 11:44:32.604 T:17579   DEBUG:   Frame Size    : 12
2020-05-28 11:44:32.605 T:17653   DEBUG: CDVDVideoCodecAndroidMediaCodec:: width(3840), height(1608), stride(3840), slice-height(1608), color-format(17)
2020-05-28 11:44:32.605 T:17653   DEBUG: CDVDVideoCodecAndroidMediaCodec:: crop-left(0), crop-top(0), crop-right(3839), crop-bottom(1607)
2020-05-28 11:44:32.605 T:17653   DEBUG: CDVDVideoCodecAndroidMediaCodec:: Multi-Surface Rendering
2020-05-28 11:44:32.608 T:17578   DEBUG: CActiveAE::ClearDiscardedBuffers - buffer pool deleted
2020-05-28 11:44:32.608 T:17579   DEBUG: Previous line repeats 1 times.
2020-05-28 11:44:32.608 T:17579   ERROR: CActiveAESink::OutputSamples - sink returned error

How is your setup connected? And what does your AVR support?
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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Thank you!
My receiver (Yamaha v485) suports anything (except Atmos / DTS X).
I realized that any video could be played with sound - but some work just with Passthrough, some just without... Never had this issue before (with several Fire TV / Stick / 4K)
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Okay, please try the following:

Set number of speakers to 2.0
Enable AC3
Enable Dolby Transcoding

Does this testfile work now? I fear some ancient AMLogic bug :-)
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Well I was already playing in the area: with the Output Configuration + 5.1/7.1 + Allow Passthrough or not

The results are:
5.1 + Fixed - works! PCM 5.1
7.1 + Fixed - works! DD+ 2.0!
2.0 + Fixed - the Passthrough section is empty (Fixed does that?) - DD+ 2.0
2.0 + Best match (Dolby Transcoding) - DD 5.1 (as the file)
With Optimized or Best match + 5.1/7.1 this test file plays without audio.

I want to downgrade to Kodi 18.6, is it doable? Will it fix anything?
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New test results:
Fixed + limit on 44.1 / or 96 kHz or more - works
Fixed + 48 Khz doesn't output audio

All other options except "Fixed" do not have the Limit Sampling rate (kHz) option - do not work
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OK, a separate post for the good things I observed so far:
- the colors really pop up on my Sony 65XF9005 TV
- the HDR / Dolby Vision seems brighter
(Both in comparison to my Fire TV stick 4k, will find time This weekend just to compare these side by side)

With an issue: the 8!? microphones do not work as well as expected.
Funny: Once, my son's Echo Dot 2 was picking my loud enough voice saying "Alexa" command and the Cube didn't!
The Echo dot 2 was in my son's room ~5m away!
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If you set kodi to "Fixed" passthrough won't work at all as kodi disables it entirely.
18.7 has several flaws in video handling, they should be fixed in the current Leia nightly.
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(2020-05-28, 21:22)fritsch Wrote: If you set kodi to "Fixed" passthrough won't work at all as kodi disables it entirely.
18.7 has several flaws in video handling, they should be fixed in the current Leia nightly.

Does your May 28th fritschfiretv build include these video playback fixes?
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Yes - my latest does.
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I'm back with some more findings:
- the above mention about colors "popping up" more than on the Fire TV 4k is tested and true!
The Amazon fire TV team messed up (?) the colors for 12 bits (for 10 bits it's pale in comparison, but looks a bit washed up, less natural) while there was no difference on the Fire TV stick 4k and the same screen (Sony 65XF9005) for the Cube the 12bits come with a very sweet (like too sweet) color shift (faces look a bit more pinkish, reds are visibly exagerated) etc. - so for now I'll keep 12 bits but I removed all other boost of colors from the TV.
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Anyone having issues with 10/12 bit on the Fire TV Cube ?

My HTPC died a few days ago - it had perfect 12bit output out of a AMD APU with the KODI Windows API HDR edition

I decided to buy Fire TV Cube as  a replacement but it never outputs anything but 8bit connected to a LG CX Oled. Deep color is enabled on the HDMI port.

Cables are HDMI 2.0 certified. Source file is HDR
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(2020-06-10, 15:13)hroxy Wrote: Anyone having issues with 10/12 bit on the Fire TV Cube ?

My HTPC died a few days ago - it had perfect 12bit output out of a AMD APU with the KODI Windows API HDR edition

I decided to buy Fire TV Cube as  a replacement but it never outputs anything but 8bit connected to a LG CX Oled. Deep color is enabled on the HDMI port.

Cables are HDMI 2.0 certified. Source file is HDR

Can you post the output of MediaInfo here - and a log?
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(2020-06-10, 16:10)noggin Wrote:
(2020-06-10, 15:13)hroxy Wrote: Anyone having issues with 10/12 bit on the Fire TV Cube ?

My HTPC died a few days ago - it had perfect 12bit output out of a AMD APU with the KODI Windows API HDR edition

I decided to buy Fire TV Cube as  a replacement but it never outputs anything but 8bit connected to a LG CX Oled. Deep color is enabled on the HDMI port.

Cables are HDMI 2.0 certified. Source file is HDR

Can you post the output of MediaInfo here - and a log?

Hello

Here is the mediainfo from a random file im having issues with ( i have issues with all HDR files not just this one )
Quote:Video
ID : 1
Format : HEVC
Format/Info : High Efficiency Video Coding
Format profile : Main [email protected]@high
HDR format : SMPTE ST 2086, HDR10 compatible
Codec ID : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Duration : 1 h 43 min
Width : 3 840 pixels
Height : 1 600 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 (Type 2)
Bit depth : 10 bits
Writing library : x265 2.6+4-f7498acb3874:[Windows][GCC 7.2.0][64 bit] 10bit
Encoding settings : cpuid=1173503 / frame-threads=4 / numa-pools=16 / wpp / no-pmode / no-pme / no-psnr / no-ssim / log-level=2 / input-csp=1 / input-res=3840x1600 / interlace=0 / total-frames=149006 / level-idc=51 / high-tier=1 / uhd-bd=0 / ref=4 / no-allow-non-conformance / repeat-headers / annexb / aud / hrd / info / hash=0 / no-temporal-layers / no-open-gop / min-keyint=24 / keyint=240 / bframes=4 / b-adapt=2 / b-pyramid / bframe-bias=0 / rc-lookahead=25 / lookahead-slices=4 / scenecut=40 / no-intra-refresh / ctu=64 / min-cu-size=8 / rect / no-amp / max-tu-size=32 / tu-inter-depth=1 / tu-intra-depth=1 / limit-tu=0 / rdoq-level=2 / dynamic-rd=0.00 / no-ssim-rd / signhide / no-tskip / nr-intra=0 / nr-inter=0 / no-constrained-intra / no-strong-intra-smoothing / max-merge=3 / limit-refs=3 / limit-modes / me=3 / subme=3 / merange=57 / temporal-mvp / weightp / no-weightb / no-analyze-src-pics / deblock=-3:-3 / no-sao / no-sao-non-deblock / rd=4 / no-early-skip / rskip / no-fast-intra / no-tskip-fast / no-cu-lossless / no-b-intra / no-splitrd-skip / rdpenalty=0 / psy-rd=2.00 / psy-rdoq=1.00 / no-rd-refine / analysis-reuse-mode=0 / no-lossless / cbqpoffs=0 / crqpoffs=0 / rc=crf / crf=17.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpstep=4 / stats-write=0 / stats-read=0 / vbv-maxrate=160000 / vbv-bufsize=160000 / vbv-init=0.9 / crf-max=0.0 / crf-min=0.0 / ipratio=1.40 / pbratio=1.30 / aq-mode=1 / aq-strength=1.00 / cutree / zone-count=0 / no-strict-cbr / qg-size=32 / no-rc-grain / qpmax=69 / qpmin=0 / no-const-vbv / sar=1 / overscan=0 / videoformat=5 / range=0 / colorprim=9 / transfer=16 / colormatrix=9 / chromaloc=1 / chromaloc-top=2 / chromaloc-bottom=2 / display-window=0 / master-display=G(13250,34500)B(7500,3000)R(34000,16000)WP(15635,16450)L(10000000,1) / max-cll=0,0 / min-luma=0 / max-luma=1023 / log2-max-poc-lsb=8 / vui-timing-info / vui-hrd-info / slices=1 / opt-qp-pps / opt-ref-list-length-pps / no-multi-pass-opt-rps / scenecut-bias=0.05 / no-opt-cu-delta-qp / no-aq-motion / hdr / hdr-opt / no-dhdr10-opt / analysis-reuse-level=5 / scale-factor=0 / refine-intra=0 / refine-inter=0 / refine-mv=0 / no-limit-sao / ctu-info=0 / no-lowpass-dct / refine-mv-type=0 / copy-pic=1
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color range : Limited
Color primaries : BT.2020
Transfer characteristics : PQ
Matrix coefficients : BT.2020 non-constant
Mastering display color primaries : Display P3
Mastering display luminance : min: 0.0001 cd/m2, max: 1000 cd/m2
Statistics Tags Issue : no_variable_data 1970-01-01 00:00:00 / no_variable_data 2010-02-22 21:41:29
FromStats_BitRate : 10936247
FromStats_Duration : 01:43:34.792000000
FromStats_FrameCount : 149006
FromStats_StreamSize : 8495812980

And here is a kodi debug log

https://paste.kodi.tv/uyacicewuw.kodi
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(2019-10-31, 23:20)axbmcuser Wrote: Is someone able to test the Fire TV Cube regarding the infamous vc-1 stutter the Fire TV Stick 4k suffers from? (while only using about 50% cpu)
Thanks! Smile

All AMLogic chipsets running the Android OS will suffer from this because what is needed it's Linux Kernel bug busting modifications and also AMLogic Specific Kodi patches - and all of them are found in the Linux CoreELEC (& OSMC) Kodi. (@peak3d and AMLogic fixed this years ago now)

However having said that the powerful AMLogic S922Z with it's 6 Core CPU package the Cube has allows CPU Software decoding of pretty much anything 1080p including VC-1.
You use Kodi Leia's decodefilter.xml (click) to filter out VC-1 and other problem codecs that Android has troubles with like mpeg4 -->> for Software decoding.

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Does Dolby Atmos ober the Apple TV App work on the Fire TV Stick 4K?
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