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i am unable to get atmos audio from my player via USB. the video plays but there isnt an audio from the speakers. i have a pioneer blu ray player
 

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USB? Did you mean HDMI?

You usually can't get audio from a USB connection on disc players.

And for actual Atmos surround sound, you definitely need to use HDMI connected to an Atmos capable receiver (or processor).

What exactly do you actually have for your setup?

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I've found that often when playing files, the receiver/processor won't lock onto an HD soundtrack, so you get video and no audio. The solution I've found is to switch to a different soundtrack, then back to the Atmos one. I don't know what you do if there isn't another soundtrack. Also, if the previous file you played was Atmos, it seems to be more likely to lock onto the Atmos soundtrack.

All I can figure is that discs have some kind of flag that signals the processor, which seems to be missing in files.
 

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I've found that often when playing files, the receiver/processor won't lock onto an HD soundtrack, so you get video and no audio. The solution I've found is to switch to a different soundtrack, then back to the Atmos one. I don't know what you do if there isn't another soundtrack. Also, if the previous file you played was Atmos, it seems to be more likely to lock onto the Atmos soundtrack.

All I can figure is that discs have some kind of flag that signals the processor, which seems to be missing in files.
basically i have 7.1 setup with marrantz SR 6012 with pioneer blu ray player BDP-120
the player plays atmos when played via a blu ray cd but when i play a dolby video from USB i dont get any sound
i get dts hd via USB. when its atmos i get no sound
 

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Well, I explained what I have found to be a workaround. I guess you can take it or leave it. I'm also using a Marantz. In this case an AV7703 preamp. Maybe it is just Atmos soundtracks, not all HD ones. It's been a while since I did that. When I switch to a different soundtrack, let it lock on, then back to the Atmos in the players audio menu, it always works. Then I can start the file again.
 

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Well, I explained what I have found to be a workaround. I guess you can take it or leave it. I'm also using a Marantz. In this case an AV7703 preamp. Maybe it is just Atmos soundtracks, not all HD ones. It's been a while since I did that. When I switch to a different soundtrack, let it lock on, then back to the Atmos in the players audio menu, it always works. Then I can start the file again.
thanks for the information. i read somewhere that mkv fromat is not supported for atmos
 

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thanks for the information. i read somewhere that mkv fromat is not supported for atmos
It is. I don't know about the player, but I play MKVs with Atmos all the time.

MKV is just a container for the file. It doesn't tell you all that much about what is in the container.
 

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basically i have 7.1 setup with marrantz SR 6012 with pioneer blu ray player BDP-120
the player plays atmos when played via a blu ray cd but when i play a dolby video from USB i dont get any sound
i get dts hd via USB. when its atmos i get no sound

This would require bitstreaming, which is not supported over USB on Panasonic players.
 

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This would require bitstreaming, which is not supported over USB on Panasonic players.
A variable I wasn't considering. I use an Oppo BDP-103 for MKV files. I do have a Panasonic UB-820 as well, so I might just try it to see if it works. I don't have a Pioneer to compare with.
 

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It is. I don't know about the player, but I play MKVs with Atmos all the time.

MKV is just a container for the file. It doesn't tell you all that much about what is in the container.
so the fault is with the blu ray player?
any good players which can play these files you would suggest?
 

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I tell you what, the intricacies of what files which player can play can be infuriating.

Have you tried my solution? Because that was happening with an Oppo player, which plays everything under the sun. I mean, if you'd rather buy a new player than at least try it.

Maybe I'll give it a try with the Panasonic, just to see...
 

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i just need to upgrade my player nthn can be done?
If your goal is to play Atmos content through USB then I believe that is the case. Does your particular player have a 2nd USB port on the rear? If so, maybe give that a try. Like @JohnRice , I'll see how my Panny 820 handles this later tonight and report back.
 

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I tell you what, the intricacies of what files which player can play can be infuriating.

Have you tried my solution? Because that was happening with an Oppo player, which plays everything under the sun. I mean, if you'd rather buy a new player than at least try it.

Maybe I'll give it a try with the Panasonic, just to see...
i actually downloaded the dolby atmos demo videos . they dont have a second audiotrack so thats an issue. it will be helpful if you tell me a website from where i can download atmos demo videos and give it a try
 

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If your goal is to play Atmos content through USB then I believe that is the case. Does your particular player have a 2nd USB port on the rear? If so, maybe give that a try. Like @JohnRice , I'll see how my Panny 820 handles this later tonight and report back.
yup it does. I tried it i still dont get audio if its atmos.
 

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This was using an Oppo BDP-103 which does play back more types of files than most players, so that could be a factor.
 

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...sorry... I forgot how much variation there is in how different players handle files, and what they can play. That was a reason I bought the Oppo. For greatest flexibility in that regard.
 

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