Plex Client 2.009 DTS audio issue

samsung-smart-hub

#1

Installation:

-Samsung 4K Smart TV 2015
-Plex MediaServer on QNAP 253A (updated to latest version as well)
-Only DirectPlay
-TV connected via ARC to Pioneer AV Receiver via first class hdmi cables.

Never had issues, but with client 2.009 I get stuttering every now and then, only with DTS. I tried a movie with DD and DTS and no issues with DD.


#2

I have the exact same problem!
Tried everything. Really annoying!
Yamaha receiver. Worked perfectly before.

Is there some way to install an older plex version for samsung 2015 TV’s?


#3

There is a bug with audio switching in 2.009. Please check the audio menu on your TV to see if the output is set to DTS.
Normally the app should take care of this for you, but as I mentioned, it has a bug. For now you may need to switch it manually. Will be fixed in the next release.


#4

Thanks for fast reply, but its not a switching-bug. It auto-switches to DTS but the audiostream drops out every now and then when watching a movie. Did not do this before.

Not sure if it started after a smart hub update or a plex update.


#5

Does that happen with movies that worked before, or just with a new one?
Could it be due to bad audio encoding? If so it will happen at the same part of the movie every time.


#6

I have the same issue. Went through all the trouble of resetting my TV (Samsung UE55H6410) & Receiver (Denon AVR-X3300W) and reconnecting them through HDMI-ARC util I thought of checking a DolbyDigital movie.
It’s only DTS that is failing which is unlucky, I suppose, since I have most of my films with a DTS soundrack.
The receiver goes in to Stereo mode, no matter what I try to set it to.

Everything worked fine until a couple of days ago (when I decided to check on any Samsung TV app updates).


#7

@iotzan

This post from Orca 3 posts above yours explains the issue!

John.


#8

I checked @anaglypta but there does not appear that I can do anything from the TV. Audio is sent via HDMI-ARC to the receiver which does the decoding. Maybe I didn’t quite understand if I can actually change some option…
On the other hand, is it possible to downgrade or manually load an older version on my model? Reading the forum this does not appear to be the case…


#9

@iotzan ,

On my J series TV I can select the sound format from Menu > Sound > Additional Settings > Audio Format > DTS. You can get to the sound menu from within the Plex app by pressing TOOLS on your remote and selecting SOUND.

Hope this helps

John.


#10

I think we’re talking about 2 different things here. My TV is sending DTS to my receiver fine and it’s switching to DTS, but every now and then I get a clicking noice, like Plex is trying to sync video/audio. I already tried the TV setting to change the audio delay option, but whatever I try it doesn’t help. Before 2.009 I didn’t have this problem. When I play movies with DD audio I have no issues. I’m playing movies (right now my family is watching Harry Potter with DTS sound) that worked fine before version 2.009. Unfortunately on a 2015 version TV I cannot downgrade to 2.008.


#11

@Orca said:
Does that happen with movies that worked before, or just with a new one?
Could it be due to bad audio encoding? If so it will happen at the same part of the movie every time.

I happens on movies that worked before.
It happens randomly.


#12

@andefobe said:
Thanks for fast reply, but its not a switching-bug. It auto-switches to DTS but the audiostream drops out every now and then when watching a movie. Did not do this before.

Not sure if it started after a smart hub update or a plex update.

I turned out to be an issue with the Samsung firmware. When you’re on version 1510 you have to upgrade to version 1520.9. The version on the Samsung website is 1520.2 but that also doesn’t fix it. I’m not sure if I can post the links to the firmware here.


#13

I turned out to be an issue with the Samsung firmware. When you’re on version 1510 you have to upgrade to version 1520.9. The version on the Samsung website is 1520.2 but that also doesn’t fix it. I’m not sure if I can post the links to the firmware here.

I’m on 1510
Latest firmware i can find for my JU7100 is 1510.3 from october.
Were did you find the 1520 version?


#14

Ik found 1520.2 on the Samsung website. The 1520.9 can be downloaded from here (is a link I created for public sharing, source is from German Samsung Community):


#15

@“andre@prinsvanessen.nl” said:
Ik found 1520.2 on the Samsung website. The 1520.9 can be downloaded from here (is a link I created for public sharing, source is from German Samsung Community):

https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/TV-Audio/dts-neo-sound-drops-na-update-1510-4-al-drie-maanden-Deel2/m-p/367128#M7243

That worked. Thanks alot andre for the link to the firmware. Finally hickup free dts-sound again :slight_smile:


#16

@“andre@prinsvanessen.nl” said:
Ik found 1520.2 on the Samsung website. The 1520.9 can be downloaded from here (is a link I created for public sharing, source is from German Samsung Community):

https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/TV-Audio/dts-neo-sound-drops-na-update-1510-4-al-drie-maanden-Deel2/m-p/367128#M7243

Thank you man! Finally I have a smooth DTS sound again. Have been trying with Samsung in Romania but they were useless.


#17

@“andre@prinsvanessen.nl” said:
Ik found 1520.2 on the Samsung website. The 1520.9 can be downloaded from here (is a link I created for public sharing, source is from German Samsung Community):

https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/TV-Audio/dts-neo-sound-drops-na-update-1510-4-al-drie-maanden-Deel2/m-p/367128#M7243

Would this also be for the JS? (Tv-Update dont find any newer FW then the 1520 already installed)
I have noticed quite a lot of “audio-drops” from my tv->receiver (Like the ones you get when it changes “outputs” from dts-dd-etc…) lately. Cant say i have noticed them before.


#18

@PunkleJones

JS9000 and JS9500 series uses HKPDEUC firmware, and andre@prinsvanessen.nl has not posted a link for that.

John.


#19

My JS8090 series uses T-HKMDEUC.

According, the samygo forum, it should have been T-HKPDEUC.

… and the T-HKMDEUC update 1520.9 just finished successfully on my JS8090.


#20

@kopfpilot

JS8090 looks like a German model that is equivalent to the UK JS8000 nano crystal TV - these both use T-HKMDEUC firmware.

You can’t install the wrong firmware version. If your TV uses T-HKPDEUC (in the UK JS9000, JS9500) your TV will not install T-HKMDEUC and visa versa.

You can confirm the firmware for your model at the bottom of this page, which shows T-HKMDEUC_1520.2 as the current version.

SammyGo forum don’t know everything :smiley:

John.