Infuse wrong surround with Apple TV 4k + stereo HomePods

That’s how firecore works…
The are many other bug reports they also ignore…
Like this one

And we are not the only ones

Many bugs are ignored and a lot suggestions are ignored or „planned“ for years

I‘m still missing MRMC which I used before the developers stoped working on it and take a pandemic nap….

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Yeah I switched from MrMc to Infuse because of their ‘better’ support :frowning:

This is still on our radar, but isn’t something we’ve been able to replicate here (even testing with an LG G1).

If you have a chance, can you try replicating this with one of the samples linked above (confirming no sound from LFE) then send in a report from your device (and post the code here)?

I’ll will send the report next week after my holiday break. :+1:

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Any news?

Atmos : P9SNE
True HD: F731V

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Can we get any update please?

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Can we get any update please?

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So maybe the implementation of Spatial Audio is related to the HomePod issue?
Any update on this?

And another week went by without any feedback :frowning:

This is still on our radar, but we have not managed to replicate the issue here with a number of different setups. This makes troubleshooting a bit tricky.

Anecdotally, one of my personal setups uses HomePods and the sound is very full (and definitely includes LFE).

Hi James,

Is that a stereo setup with the original HomePods you’ve got?

Can you test the following file:

It is the first file from the following site:

That is Dolby Atmos Amaze demo which has no surround an no bass (especially notice when there is thunder) in Infuse.

Plex and internal Apple player sound rich and bass heavy, in Infuse it sounds dull and no bass.


I think the best video file to test this with is a channel test video. Then there can be no subjective opinion on wether or not the LFE channel is working.

You may want to provide a link to the file you’re referring to since there are some channel test videos that are bogus out there. :wink:

Not needed, the surround and bass in this test file is night and day different between Infuse and other players.

And also provided a channel test demo file months ago where there is no sound when the LFE is playing in Infuse.

Did some more testing and don’t know if the latest beta has changed something, but it looks like al the (test) files now have surround sound, but still lacks bass/lfe. So it still sounds a little ‘hollow’ sometimes.

This is a good 5.1.2 channel test to see if the stereo HomePod setup produces fake-surround and to see that they do not play any sound through LFE with Infuse:

Playing the same file through the following apps shows that the LFE is working for the above setup:

  • Plex app (use old player)
  • FilebrowserTV app (plays (compatible) files directly from for example your NAS and sends it through the internal ATV player)

Hopes this gives some more information for the devs.

Tested with the AirPods Pro (gen 2) and the same issue: it just lacks bass. Spatial Audio with head-tracking is working, but it just has no bass inside Infuse. Play it through the internal ATV player and there is the bass again.

Strange thing that I am the only one having/noticing it? Am I missing a setting in Infuse maybe?

I just moved to a new house so can not yet test this. I will try to test asap!

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Another update after I’ve tested with just using the TV speakers:
Any app on the ATV which uses the internal player:
LFE channel is playing a little rumble (wouldn’t call it bass as they are TV speakers :wink: but it gives sound)
Infuse: there is just no sound coming from the LFE channel, even on TV speakers it is noticeable.

So clearly I’m missing a setting here or there is something wrong with my infuse/plex server setup, as I cannot imagine no-one is noticing the lack of LFE.