CALLING SERIOUS TESTERS: AudioEngine needs your help for testing before merge!

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keith Offline
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**as requested by gimli, this thread is closed due to the changes that are happening in AE API and a code reshuffle that will follow ***

thanks to everyone who participated, we will inform you about any news as they happen and post more builds here for testing as they are ready



What is AudioEngine?
".. a new audio layer called, yes, you guessed it, "AudioEngine" has been built. This new layer is able to handle bit-perfect reproduction of audio, mixing, preloaded sounds, resampling, downmixing." - gnif, the AE guy

see: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=78289

In our world, gimli is handling the CoreAudio portion of this for iOS and OSX and he's been doing private builds and we've decided to open it up to the forum for SERIOUS TESTERS ONLY. We need to know:
  1. exact IOS/ATV2 version and build info
  2. what your exact receiver model is and how it's hooked up, optical or hdmi?
  3. what are your settings in XBMC? 7.1? AC3/DTS passthrough selected?


Everyone who tests this needs to post:
  1. All info above with a description of what you did, what files you played, etc
  2. pastebin'd xbmc.log, regardless of if the file suceeded or failed.
  3. If crash occured, pastebin links of crashreporter and syslog.
  4. if having a specific file issue, please pastebin the mediainfo output of it AND a sample file, especially if it crashed XBMC. PM me if you need help cutting up a sample.


You can get the builds at: http://hadm.net/xbmc/ae

Don't post about ANYTHING ELSE but AE in this thread.

All other posts will be deleted without warnings. I only want to see test reports with the info above and discussion related to this to make it easier for the devs to sift through. We're trying to get as much testing in before the merge.

I'm hopeful we can start doing pre-merge testing in the public more since getting more used to reporting tons of logging.

KNOWN ISSUES:
  1. Need to delete guisettings.xml if audio doesn't work.


Thanks for playing everyone and can't wait until this stuff gets into master!

(here's the thread for mac: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=821106)

FOR IOS: xbmc.log: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/xbmc.log (be sure to enable debugging)
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
(This post was last modified: 2011-07-03 08:03 by amet.)
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Ned Scott Offline
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Is this only for ATV2 or can iPhones and iPads with HDMI adapters play along too?
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Thought I'd do the 1st report:
  1. XBMC: 20110612-fbc8568 IOS: 4.2.1 ATV2: 4.1.1
  2. JVC RX-D412B connected via HDMI to ATV2.
  3. HDMI audio, 5.1, AC3/DTS selected


I installed the AE .deb, loaded XBMC and immediately noticed no GUI sounds (which AE has) I then went in and set my audio settings and loaded up 3 files. All 3 files played back great, no audio problems at all. They were MKV w/ x264, ac3 audio and DTS on one. I then exited, deleted my guisettings.xml in userdata, and started up XBMC again. GUI sounds returned.
I did not have a crash or problem with any specific file so only xbmc.log.

xbmc.log: http://pastebin.com/uJZDjtqw

FOR IOS: xbmc.log: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/xbmc.log (be sure to enable debugging)
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
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Ned Scott Wrote:Is this only for ATV2 or can iPhones and iPads with HDMI adapters play along too?

Not at the present moment. Davilla said it should be possible to output audio but has not had a chance to investigate. Definitely an eventual TODO list item.

FOR IOS: xbmc.log: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/xbmc.log (be sure to enable debugging)
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
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keith Wrote:Not at the present moment. Davilla said it should be possible to output audio but has not had a chance to investigate. Definitely an eventual TODO list item.

Awesome. Here's to hoping that includes HDMI video out too. I noticed your AE builds link include both an ATV2 build and an "IOS" build. Does that mean iPhones using good-ol analog out via the headphone jack will be of any help? If not, maybe I can steal my ATV2 back from my parent's house for a while.
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Keith this is a common problem after first installation of an ae build ... somehow the volume is turned down. Use a remote app for increasing the volume and the menu sounds will turn on instantly.

Maybe this is a missing volume value inside a xml config file or so?

keith Wrote:Thought I'd do the 1st report:
  1. XBMC: 20110612-fbc8568 IOS: 4.2.1 ATV2: 4.1.1
  2. JVC RX-D412B connected via HDMI to ATV2.
  3. HDMI audio, 5.1, AC3/DTS selected


I installed the AE .deb, loaded XBMC and immediately noticed no GUI sounds (which AE has) I then went in and set my audio settings and loaded up 3 files. All 3 files played back great, no audio problems at all. They were MKV w/ x264, ac3 audio and DTS on one. I then exited, deleted my guisettings.xml in userdata, and started up XBMC again. GUI sounds returned.
I did not have a crash or problem with any specific file so only xbmc.log.

xbmc.log: http://pastebin.com/uJZDjtqw

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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XBMC: 20110612-fbc8568 IOS: 4.3.1 ATV2: 4.2.1
Passthru to Panasonic TV (no audio receiver)
HDMI audio, 2.0, AC3/DTS selected - Horrible Buzz and white noise... AC3/DTS Disabled - No Audio

Installed it over my latest nightly compile and attempted to run an Avatar mkv with DTS HD MA audio.. runs fine on nightly compile. Audio does not function on AudioEngine Build.

Reverted to a private 20110616 compile (non-AE) and disabled AC3/DTS - DTS HD MA audio worked perfect.
http://pastebin.com/aK0dB23N - AE
http://pastebin.com/1F6xf8Pk - NON-AE
(This post was last modified: 2011-06-19 23:03 by Numus.)
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Numus Wrote:Installed it over my latest nightly compile and attempted to run an Avatar mkv with DTS HD MA audio.. runs fine on nightly compile. Audio does not function on AudioEngine Build.

Try deleting guisettings.xml in userdata/ and try the test again.

FOR IOS: xbmc.log: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/xbmc.log (be sure to enable debugging)
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
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keith Wrote:Try deleting guisettings.xml in userdata/ and try the test again.

Removing guisettings.xml seems to have resolved all audio issues with the AE build.
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XBMC 20110612-fbc8568 ATV2: 4.2.2 (2203)
No receiver
HDMI 2.0 to Samsung TV, AC3/DTS Off

Sound didn't work at first

Removing guisettings.xml fixed

Music is in ALAC format on an FTP share. FTP server on Ethernet to router, ATV2 is Wifi.

Playback is stuttery, choppy, pitched down.

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bahman2000 Wrote:Music is in ALAC format on an FTP share. FTP server on Ethernet to router, ATV2 is Wifi.
Playback is stuttery, choppy, pitched down.

Pastebin
Upload a sample file to mediafire, dropbox,, etc please.

I'm not sure if this is a PAPlayer issue or an AudioEngine issue...
Does it play fine on the latest official build?

thx for the feedback!

FOR IOS: xbmc.log: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/xbmc.log (be sure to enable debugging)
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XBMC 20110612-fbc8568 ATV2: 4.1.1 Build: 1553
No Receiver
HDMI to Bush TV:
Audio Output: HDMI (or Analog works fine also)
AC3/DTS off

Playing AC3/5.1 encoded files - finally they downmix correctly to 2.0!! Woohoo, now I can actually use my ATV2!

Also had to remove guisettings.xml to fix the gui audio problem.

~Charlie
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Cosmicvibes, Please enable debugging and pastebin your xbmc.log file and add it to your report. Thx for the feedback!

FOR IOS: xbmc.log: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/xbmc.log (be sure to enable debugging)
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MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
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Hey Keith,

are these builds from

https://github.com/huceke/xbmc.git AE-restart

or from

https://github.com/gnif/xbmc.git AE ?

I'm building my own ones, so I just want to know which one you use.

Until now I didn't have a single crash with these build and always sound (even in the menus). My configuration is in the old dropbox folder we synced. Do you need a new one here in this thread?

Thanks a lot,
EmKay
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emkay Wrote:Hey Keith,

are these builds from

https://github.com/huceke/xbmc.git AE-restart

or from

https://github.com/gnif/xbmc.git AE ?

I'm building my own ones, so I just want to know which one you use.

Until now I didn't have a single crash with these build and always sound (even in the menus). My configuration is in the old dropbox folder we synced. Do you need a new one here in this thread?

Thanks a lot,
EmKay

Yea, we've moved testing over here, so if you could do another report (like the ones below) that'd be great.

Pretty sure we're using the 1st github link, AE-restart.

FOR IOS: xbmc.log: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/xbmc.log (be sure to enable debugging)
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MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
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