Tips Audio track not available in Netflix on Chromecast

 

Although a French audio track was available for my movie, in Netflix, on my mobile (Android), it was not anymore once I started to cast that movie on my chromecast.

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NB: French audio track are available here in Belgium as in France.

The really weird thing is that this issue wasn't occuring for all the movies and series. I noticed it for the serie "Merlin", season 5. At the same time it was running fine for the serie "The 4400" for example (French audio track was well available in Netflix both on my mobile and on Chromecast for those).

To fix it, I started the App Chromecast and went into the tab Devices. In the Settings of my Chromecast, I set French as language.

If the problem comes back, using the same App Chromecast, reboot the device. It's a command available in the menu of the device's Settings. Next, start the movie with the right audio track on your mobile and then cast it to your Chromecast.

Et voilà.

Tips Netflix Sound continuously interrupting for 0.5s on Samsung TV

Since a few weeks, when kids watch Netflix on our Samsung TV, the sound is continuously interrupting for an half second (I would say about every 60 seconds although something more frequently). I did fix it by switching from Audio Format "Dolby Digital" to "DTS Neo 2:5".

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I noticed that the issue was not occurring when using TV's built-in speakers. It was only occurring when using my Sound Bar Yamaha YSP3300 as audio output, and with some movies. The sound-bar had short term pauses (< 1 sec) in sound every once in a while.

Googling for similar issues, I found that Dolby Digital was not well supported by the combination Samsung/SmartHub/Netflix/Soundbar/5.1 movies...

  • http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/samsung-soundbar-skips-audio-when-streaming-netflix-601070/
  • https://help.netflix.com/en/node/24846
  • http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-removes-dolby-digital-5-1-supports-from-apps-for-samsung-tvs-73052/

So, I did change the audio format via TV's Menu > Sound > Additional Parameters > Audio

Et voilà ;)

NB: it works both with DTS Neo and PCM...