VLC missing "encoded output"

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jimsowden, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    #1
    Hey Guys,

    This one's been bothering me for a while. For over a year now, I've had no luck with VLC outputting encoded audio (DTS or Dolby Digital) to my receiver from my Mac. I've tried multiple hardware setups - 2 computers, 2 displayport to hdmi cables, HDMI direct from a brand new, freshly-installed MBP.

    But the result is the same. On a file that has DTS or DD audio, under audio output options, "HDMI Encoded Output" is always missing now, forcing me to listen over 2 channel PCM. The reciever, and the exact port I'm using, gets DTS and DD from my xbox and appletv fine, and this all used to work.

    I'm completely stumped - I've tried every combination I can think of. It's like the option was just removed. Anyone have any experience with it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

    MacUser2525

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    Canada
    #2
    My Griffin FireWave shows two options for that in VLCs Audio Output device selection Surround Sound and Surround Sound (Encoded Output). Only the first works the encoded is nothing but silence perhaps there may be similar for yours.
     
  3. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    Location:
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    #3
    To follow up: I fixed this. Apparently VLC is sensitive to the options being fed to it from HDMI audio - my receiver was set to pass through audio to my TV as well, making the only presented option the lowest, 2 channel PCM. Turned that off and encoded output showed up immediately.

    Just wanted to post in the event someone else has this issue.
     

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