PCM audio on 6 channel streams

gwilly7

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I have a windows 10 PC connected to my Yamaha RX-v673 receiver via HDMI. I have passthrough set up in my settings. Recently notice that alot of the HEVC H2.65 files are labeled as being 6 channel audio but my receiver shows only as PCM. Any ideas?
 

chinrest

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I assume those 6ch HEVC are PCM multi channel to begin with, as far as I remember the decoding light on my Sony AVR lights up to confirm this. I also use passthrough so any AAC multi ch are transcoded to Dolby 5.1 and PCM multi ch is handed over as is.

To double check while playing one of them, I would press O on your keyboard to view stream info. If this shows multi ch while your AVR displays PCM and speaker layout it should be fine.
 
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Smartie38

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Double check the option to transcode to dolby digital is enabled in the sound settings on kodi, I'm guessing those hevc files probably have a 6ch aac sound steam and my yamaha amp world also show pcm until I enabled that transcode option, then it showed dolby digital 5.1

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