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Xbox one HDMI pass through with FireTV stick

faing 369 54 December 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM in Video Games (4)
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Guys,

If you don't mind, I want to ask if you know a solution to my problem. I have Kodi installed on Fire TV stick (1st version). It works fine when connecting to TV directly.

I tried to make use of the Xbox One HDMI pass through, I plugged the FireTV stick into the HDMI in port. But I encounter a few problems. I hope you guys can help me to fix them.

1) The FireTV interface seems slow down (lagging). Sometimes it would freeze a few second.

2) Streaming Amazon video contents seem fine, no problems at all. Nice picture and sound.

3) When using TVMC (Kodi), I discovered a weird problem. Genesis or any other online streaming seems fine, no problem at all. When I tried to play my video (mainly in MP4 format) stored on my networked computer, there is a constant static sound. The picture is OK, just the sound is bad.

Did you guys try using the above method and have a different experience?

Thanks in advanced.

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Bro, I am just trying get some help. I didn't mean to post any deal. Did I post on the wrong thread? I thought this is where we could have some discussions. Anyway, Thanks!
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so I'm trying to understand your issue better. you have the amazon fire TV stick plugged into the HDMI in for cable on the back if the Xbox? Have you tried to go to setting and configure cable settings? idk what the purpose would be of putting the amazon fire TV into the HDMI in?
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so I'm trying to understand your issue better. you have the amazon fire TV stick plugged into the HDMI in for cable on the back if the Xbox? Have you tried to go to setting and configure cable settings? idk what the purpose would be of putting the amazon fire TV into the HDMI in?
Thanks for reply. Yea, I plugged on the HDMI in port and went thru the cable setup. Everything seems fine except the sound problem trying to play network video files.

I just want to see if it works this way. Also, this could free up one HDMI port from my TV.
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What service are you using to stream local files? I have a FTV rooted with Kodi and all of that but I use an app called BS Player that's installed separate from Kodi. It works 90% of the time. Every once in a while I'll get a software error where it restarts but otherwise it's been fine.
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Thanks for reply. Yea, I plugged on the HDMI in port and went thru the cable setup. Everything seems fine except the sound problem trying to play network video files.

I just want to see if it works this way. Also, this could free up one HDMI port from my TV.
honestly I would say that if it works you are lucky. not saying it cant but that you would be fortunate. I have not heard of doing this before, but if it is cable it should work. You can call 1-800-4my-xbox and they can walk you through it.
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What service are you using to stream local files? I have a FTV rooted with Kodi and all of that but I use an app called BS Player that's installed separate from Kodi. It works 90% of the time. Every once in a while I'll get a software error where it restarts but otherwise it's been fine.
I and using TVMC (Kodi). Just want to keep things simple.

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honestly I would say that if it works you are lucky. not saying it cant but that you would be fortunate. I have not heard of doing this before, but if it is cable it should work. You can call 1-800-4my-xbox and they can walk you through it.
I thought it is just a Audio / Video input. I don't see why it would not work. But I could be wrong. But I just feel weird for the problems I found.

Thanks for your response. I hope to see someone out there trying to do the same and have some idea what could be done better.
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I and using TVMC (Kodi). Just want to keep things simple.



I thought it is just a Audio / Video input. I don't see why it would not work. But I could be wrong. But I just feel weird for the problems I found.

Thanks for your response. I hope to see someone out there trying to do that same and have some idea what could be done better.
sure. My understanding is that it is specifically "cable in" like from and hd TV provider.
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sure. My understanding is that it is specifically "cable in" like from and hd TV provider.
Yea, but I also read about some people connect PS3, PS4, Xbox 360.....etc. to pass through port. I just want to make use of the port as I do not subscribe cable service at all. I may get the USB antenna later when the price comes down a little.
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I do an HDMI pass through with my Apple TV. I stream stuff to it all the time via my iPhone and MacBook Pro. Not sure what your issue is, but it may not be able to process the amount of data you're pushing through it. Like I said not sure why, I think what I'm doing would put more "stress" on my Xbox One, but then again I'm sure my Apple TV has a much better processor over the FireTV.
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I do an HDMI pass through with my Apple TV. I stream stuff to it all the time via my iPhone and MacBook Pro. Not sure what your issue is, but it may not be able to process the amount of data you're pushing through it. Like I said not sure why, I think what I'm doing would put more "stress" on my Xbox One, but then again I'm sure my Apple TV has a much better processor over the FireTV.
Yea, I am not sure why either. It is just a regular HDMI in.

I don't understand the lagging and freezing with FireTV stick.

I don't understand about the sound distortion. The MP4 file is just around 2-3GB. I stream it smoothly when plugging the stick directly to the TV.
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