Saturday, 24 December 2016

Sound settings when using Rasplex on a Raspberry PI 1, 2 or 3

Therse are the only settings I found to work when using Rasplex with the following setup:

  • Plex on a Synology NAS (or any nas with limited CPU power supporting Plex)
  • Rasplex on a RPi (Raspberry Pi 1,2 or 3).
  • A 5.1 home cinema receiver compatible with DTS and Dolby Digital
Before using these setting I could read anything exept videos encoded with AAC 5.1 (no sound).

Here are the settings I use:
  • Number of channels: 2.0
  • Enable passthrough: Enabled
  • Dolby Digital (AC3) capable receiver: Enabled
  • Enable Dolby Digital (AC3) transcoding: Enabled
  • DTS capable receiver: Enabled
I now can read
  • All stereo formats (MP3, AAC...)
  • DTS 5.1
  • Dolby Digital (AC3) 5.1
  • AAC 5.1 (transcoded to Dolby Digital 5.1)