[FIXED] PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

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luapekralc
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[FIXED] PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by luapekralc » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:43 pm

Hi,

Just bought Neutron Player for the PlayBook and tried to connect it to my home theater/stereo using the HDMI connector so that I can display the songs on the TV and listen to the sound on my (relatively good) sound system. It did not work! I had the image ok but the sound was still coming from the PlayBook speakers. So I tried USB to get digital sound directly. Did not work.

It seams the only thing that does work is the headphone jack.

Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,
Paul

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by dmitrykos » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:22 am

Hi Paul! :)

You are correct that HDMI output does not work on current version (1.62.3) of Neutron (make sure HDMI Audio output is enabled in PB settings anyway). I wasn't aware of the fact that PB OS does not make automatic audio routing.

Anyway, the support for audio routing changes is provided in update which is currently under review. Once you update could you please check if problem is fixed. To my regret I did not have ability to check HDMI output but believe that it must work.

Best regards,
Dmitry.

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by dmitrykos » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:19 am

It would be great to have information whether HDMI connection is working since 1.62.5.

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by pippinsdad » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:53 am

I have version 1.62.1 (Neon version) on my Filemate Identity Android 2.2 tablet and Neutron works fine through HDMI.

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by dmitrykos » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:02 pm

pippinsdad wrote:I have version 1.62.1 (Neon version) on my Filemate Identity Android 2.2 tablet and Neutron works fine through HDMI.
Yes, on Android OS routing of audio data is done automatically inside OS but in BlackBerry PlayBook OS this re-routing has to be done manually by application.

Thinker
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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by Thinker » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:46 am

HDMI audio out does not work with Neutron 1.63 on my Playbook.
I can play the same music with the same Playbook and cable via HDMI with the native player, but not through Neutron. :cry:

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by dmitrykos » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:54 am

Ok, thank you very much for the information. Will try to fix it. This is strange that it did not work though... :(

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by luckyone » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:27 pm

HDMI Audio also doesn't work with Neutron 1.63 on my Playbook. This is an important feature for me to listen to my musics on my PB through my TV and surround sound system. Thank you for working on the fix.

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by dmitrykos » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:56 pm

It would be great to know what device name is shown in UI -> Settings -> Audio Hardware -> field DRV. Normally for speakers/line-out there shall be /dev/snd/pcmPrefferedp but is shown when HDMI is attached?

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Re: PlayBook HDMI (or USB) support

Post by Thinker » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:13 am

I see that same setting with or without HDMI connected.

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