Xiaomi Mi Box US version (Android TV 6.0) - Plex client with Audio HDMI Passthrough broken
Just bought the new Xiaomi Mi Box with Android TV 6.0 on it. Brilliant little device and works well with SPMC/KODI/VLC player and passes through DTS and AC3 without problems, but having major issues with Plex Client.
Audio Passthrough enabled - playing DTS / DTS-HD/MA / Dolby-TrueHD MKV - tries to directplay, files attempt to load and after a few seconds video, playback crashes with error "Network connection not fast enough..." No audio playback at all. Turn off passthrough and same file plays fine with audio transcoded.
Audio Passthrough enabled - playing AC3 MKV - video starts to stream for about 20 seconds, then video freezes for 2 seconds and then video playback goes out of sync and playback is at about 3-4x standard speed. Audio plays back without issue during this but goes out of sync.
Plex client does not honour Passthrough setting when set to disabled - when you turn passthrough off, it still tries to passthrough AC3 with the same results as above in point 2. All other formats (DTS and HD formats) get transcoded as expected and playback is good.
As you can imagine, this pretty much renders the Plex Client unusable at the moment as all MKV with AC3 files cannot be played at all regardless of what you set as passthrough. I have also tried disabling direct play and forcing direct stream but made no difference to the fault.
I am running version 5.1.2 of the client.
Has anyone else experience the same issues?