the Denon amp we had at the LinuxTAG booth worked flawlessly. My Marantz at home also has no issues. I route audio in it and video through it. We did not use multiroom features at the booth and I also don't use MR @ home.
thanks for info. I'd just kindly ask for your comment on this problem (it's not caused by multiroom feature) :
- you have MD connected to Marantz by audio (and video in your case)
- you start playing playlist on MD (Xine player)
- Marantz receives proper vol+ vol- and other commands
- but, when you stop playing media, then Marantz is expected to get Off command, so amplifier is shut down. But what really happens is that Orbiter receives On command (that is probably needed to redraw screen and start displaying main menu screen) and On command gets propagated to Marantz amplifier, so it's switched On instead of Off.
I tried to avoid that situtation by connecting Xine player directly via audio pipe to Marantz, but in that case, On/Off commands are ok, but volume commands are not sent via audio pipe, cause MD sends volume commands (if it's not on audio pipe) to App server....
Am I missing something here or this problem really exists ? I'd be happy to hear your opinions... What I was thinking about is to change behavour - so volume commands are always sent to media player (Xine in this case), and then propagated (if case of no pipe) to App server - I'm also not sure why is App server doing volume control - it's more naturaly to be done by media player...
Will be happy to hear your opinions..
Thanks in advance,