Author Topic: audio bit rates and sampling confusion  (Read 2717 times)

February 26, 2011, 03:38:04 AM
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rostron

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I am a little confused regardin the audio bit rates and sampling frequencies and how it is output from my WD TV Live.
I have a Sony strd-es2400 AV amp and a separate Hifi amp setup.
I have connected my WD optically and HDMI to the AV amp.
I have connected the WD to the TV with the RCA phono, the TV then is connected to my Rotel HiFi amp.
My query related mainly tpo High Res audio files in FLAC.
I have downloaded various samples some of which are 24bit/96khz.
On my AV amp when playng these files the display on the amp says Linear PCM 48.
Can someone put me right regarding what is output from the WD TV Live output terminals.

If I use the RCA to the TV and then to the HiFi amp, am I right in thinking that all the decoding is done in the WD TV live for 24bit/96khz Flac files.

What is output from the optical terminal, and what is output from the HDMI terminal.

What is the best connection to ensure that I am getting the best out of 24bit/96khz Flac files.

March 05, 2011, 11:57:12 PM
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beatmaster

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in short: use hdmi.
update to the newest release that fixes that issue,
at least the samplingrate.
the bitrate isnít displayed on my avr.
and i have yet to test multichannel flacs, iíll put an update here.

multichannel pcm in movies still gets downmixed to stereo :(
WDTV LIVE Hub - MacBookPro 2010 - Dlink DIR 685 (500GB) - PLEXnine/Playback on Snow Leopard

March 06, 2011, 01:47:17 AM
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rostron

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Thanks for that.

I still only see 48khz on 24bit/96khz on my Sony 2400 AVR.
The amp may not be able to display any other figure, so I cannot be sure that if the higher sampling rate bug has been fixed.

We need someone to confirm hat it has, by seeing the sampling rate displayed on their amp.


March 06, 2011, 05:05:07 AM
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beatmaster

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i have both units, hub and live, and it works on both with my denon avr 4308.
the sampling rate is 96kHz. as displayed on my OSD and GUI.
after the firmwareupdate i had to change the settings all over, but then it worked.

5.1 hiRes flac isnít working yet :(
WDTV LIVE Hub - MacBookPro 2010 - Dlink DIR 685 (500GB) - PLEXnine/Playback on Snow Leopard

March 26, 2013, 08:37:42 AM
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drSeehas

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... 5.1 hiRes flac isnít working yet :(
Was this fixed meanwhile?