Has anyone been able to get the analog audio to work in KODI on the Pi2? It works great through HDMI but I want to install this in my wife’s minivan and it only has component inputs, no HDMI. I am using the correctly configured (and tested) cable in the 3.5 jack. I get great video but no audio. I’ve tried every combination of settings in the System/Settings/Audio Menu including changing the output to ‘analog’ and ‘HDMI and Analog’ still nothing. I do, however, get a nasty buzzing sound when I select Pass-through so the audio is responding, it’s just not playing anything, no movies, no music, no system sounds. Any ideas?
You must edit your config.txt in boot partition. Set:
This will force audio due analog output. After changes reboot your device.
You can read more about it in documenation at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/config-txt.md
Actually, in a recent version of kodi (using openelec build 8.0.0 for the raspberry 3, which is kodi 17) there is an option to select the audio output under
settings -> system settings -> audio
and one can select either hdmi, analogue (3.5mm jack), both or pulseaudio (which can be used for e.g. bluetooth)
The solution (for me) was to calibrate my screen. Because I was too focused on getting the audio to work I didn't calibrate my screen. the top and bottom were cut off and I didn't see the 'Mute' Icon in the top-right corner. During the setup stage, I must have hit the F-something key that mutes Kodi. After setup I just used the iOS remote App which does not have a mute function, just vol control. Also, Mute has no effect on HDMI pass-through so all of my HDMI tests passed. I plugged my keyboard back in, unmuted Kodi and all is well.
Now I know, Calibrate your screen.
You don't have to disable HDMI-out to use analog audio out. You can actually use both without messing with config files.
I use "Audio Profiles" plugin within KODI to switch between HDMI audio out for video-playback and analog audio out for music-playback. Works great for me and was easy to set up.