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Re: Chromecast Audio

by Davo » Tue May 29, 2018 1:47 am

Hi Ludek
Latest release v5 seems to have fixed the problem. I can now see Chromecast Audio & my new LG tv.

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Ludek » Mon May 28, 2018 6:23 am

frien wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:58 pm
I'm having the same issue as this with version 2104 not able to recognise my chromecast audio.
Are the other apps on the same PC able to see the Chromecast audio? Is it on the same Wi-Fi network?
If yes, could you please generate debug log (item 4b here https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 30&t=86643 )
frien wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:58 pm
I have tried to manually edit the persistent.json file with the udn/name/ip of my chromecast audio, however having saved the changes, MM5 overwrites the file and removes the amendments when I next open it.
That's strange, could you please attach your edited persistent.json file for analyze?

Re: Chromecast Audio

by frien » Sat May 26, 2018 5:58 pm

Hey guys,

I'm having the same issue as this with version 2104 not able to recognise my chromecast audio. I have tried to manually edit the persistent.json file with the udn/name/ip of my chromecast audio, however having saved the changes, MM5 overwrites the file and removes the amendments when I next open it.

I assumed best to post here, but can make a new thread if required?

Cheers

Re: Chromecast Audio

by jiri » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:59 am

I've reopened http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=14084 for Play To pop-up menu item.

Jiri

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Davo » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:27 am

Hi ludek
I will test & report back.
Would it be possible to "play to chromecast" directly from album or track selection rather than having to select "Play to" in the 3 horizontal dot menu

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Ludek » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:44 am

Thank you,
mDNS discovery is implemented in build 2090, it should resolve your issue, so please test how it works in 2090 (once the build is available) and report back.

Thanks!

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Davo » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:39 pm

Yes, all the device details are there including IP address

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Ludek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:25 am

Davo wrote:1.The device name shows up when i put the link in address bar.
"54:60:09:C4:48:D4","name":"Living Room Speaker","noise_level":-96,"opt_in":
Thanks, that's the expected content that I use for getting the name and ip, I suppose that it contains also "ip_address" , right?
C:\Users\User>dns-sd -B _googlecast._tcp
'dns-sd' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Thanks, my fault, I've just found that 'dns-sd' is part of Apple's Bonjour (that must be installed). I will need to find an alternative (as I used it in my solution for mDNS discovery).

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Davo » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 am

1.The device name shows up when i put the link in address bar.
"54:60:09:C4:48:D4","name":"Living Room Speaker","noise_level":-96,"opt_in":

2. cmd output

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.248]
(c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\User>dns-sd -B _googlecast._tcp
'dns-sd' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\User>

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Ludek » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:44 pm

Hi, I am just implementing the mDNS discovery method. Could you please do some tests for me to ensure that the Chromecast audio device works the same way as the others Chromecast devices?

1) Put this link to address bar: http://192.168.0.14:8008/setup/eureka_i ... ons=detail
Does it show the device description?

2) Run Windows command line (press WinKey and write 'cmd') and put following to the command line:
dns-sd -B _googlecast._tcp
Copy (or screencast) the command line output

Thanks!

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Ludek » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:04 am

Davo wrote:Your search - http://192.168.0.14:8008/ssdp/device-desc.xml - did not match any documents.
ok, thanks. It looks that Chromecast audio probably doesn't support SSDP discovery att all and we might need to switch to mDNS protocol, to be fixed as http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=14645

Currently workaround for you is to locate your MM install folder/Portable/persistent.json file and edit section LAST_REMOTE_PLAYERS and add an entry for the device manually like this:

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    "LAST_REMOTE_PLAYERS": [
        {
            "udn": "6148f373-bfee-b1fe-2780-7ab564e338ad",
            "name": "Living room speakers",
            "ip": "http://192.168.0.14:8008/"
        }
    ],
then start MM5 and you should finally see the device in the list.

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Davo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:40 am

Your search - http://192.168.0.14:8008/ssdp/device-desc.xml - did not match any documents.

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Ludek » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:28 pm

OK,
If you put http://192.168.0.14:8008/ssdp/device-desc.xml into the adress bar of Chrome browser does it show the XML like in case of the others Chromecast devices (0.4, 0.6) ? If yes, what is the content?

Thanks!

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Davo » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:56 pm

It's running on the same wireless network
IP Address: 192.168.0.14
It shows up as a device on the Chrome browser casting & and other apps eg PLEX recognise it & stream ok to it

Re: Chromecast Audio

by Ludek » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:32 pm

Davo wrote:I have 2 Chromecasts for TV's named as you saw & a Chromecast Audio for hifi unit (named - Living Room speakers) this is the one i can't see
OK, so neither of the Chromecast devices (TV Room - 192.168.0.6:8008, Bedroom1 - 192.168.0.4:8008) is the Chromecast audio device, right? So you have actually three Chromecast devices in total? I don't see a device name called "Living room speakers" or any "Living room" variant in the log, the device doesn't seem to be announced at all. Couldn't the device be part of another subnet? I guess you don't know IP and port of the device? Could you verify that it is logged into the same wireless network?
Davo wrote:Not sure what you mean by "sharing" those xml's ? Sorry, but my technical knowledge is fairly limited
I meant just clicking those links in the browser to watch the XML content like this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ketkx937ifu4v ... 8.png?dl=0

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