Post by Wartybliggens on Jan 28, 2018 15:07:07 GMT -5
Here's a tip (and a request):
I have my computer connected to my UMC-200 via an HDMI cable (this allows multichannel audio without encoding/compression, plus movies). this has been great, but a constant problem was the audio being cut at the beginning of tracks - just a little bit, but still jarring. The "handshake" between the computer and the UMC-200 was lost between tracks whenever the signal went dark.
My solution for this is a dirty hack: in a separate audio player, I play on repeat a short .wav track of 22000 Hz (above human hearing), a sample track I got somewhere. This maintains the connection even when the music pauses.
My windows are usually closed so the local dogs will be OK, but I would love to know if there is some other less-bothersome solution than having to spin up that player every time.
The multimedia solution kodi enables you to define how long the audio channel must be kept "alive". This will probably solve your problem.
HTPC: Vero 4K Blu-Ray: OPPO BDP-103EU Zone & region free Xbox One X for gaming & UHD discs EOS Cable TV box Denon Heos Link HS2 Surround pre-processor: Emotiva XMC-1 Power amplifiers: 5* Hypex NCore400 SMPS600 TV: LG OLED55C7 Speakers: 4* XTZ 99.38MKii + 1* XTZ 99.36MKii Remote: Harmony Elite
I use JRiver Media Centre and have no such issues as this too is configurable with pause before tracks etc. It also allows me to create virtual multi players on my HTPC with separate outputs so I can switch from HDMI output (for movies etc) to USB output via remote to utilise the XMC-1 USB input for stereo HQ music.
Emotiva XMC-2, PA-1 x 5, RS-13 Reference Sub x 2, Dynaudio Contour S3.4, Contour SCX, Audience 42 (surround), NVidia Shield w/Plex from a NAS, LG OLED B8 65