Chromecast Support? [#11830]

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by Drosophila » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:02 pm

I am using Chromecast Audio and MM android app, and playback works really well when streaming local media from my NAS to my stereo (have not compared the quality yet, but will do that), but it stops when the phone rings, some other apps stream audio from media on the phone (videos e.g), plus my phone is using way more than idle power when the app is running in the background (as compared to normal idle). Not really what I was expecting to be honest from casting the media to the Chromecast. I thought the point was to avoid that and not just avoid the wire... :/ will this be addressed in a future update, or has this not been the purpose of integrating casting to the Chromecast? Or is the phone actually streaming (not allocating the casting task to the Chromecast) the music to the chromecast actively all the time, which causes these problems?

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by dmcritchie » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:51 pm

Yes, the phone is streaming the music to the Chromecast device. This is not a bug: it can't be any other way since the music being streamed is stored on your phone; so the phone has to be the one to stream it to the Chromecast device.

This differs from, say, Pandora, where the Chromecast device receives the music stream from the Pandora servers directly. So in that case, the phone only has to be involved with controlling the stream (play, pause, volume). But in the case of MMA, the phone has to do it all.

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by Drosophila » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:46 am

Well, as I wrote, I have all my music stored on my NAS which is connected to my local network, so that was my point. So the music is on a "server", just my local "server"...

But if this really is the case, then I guess I will just have to see if I can find another app to do this as this is pretty much a fail-point for me.

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by Lowlander » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:16 pm

Chromecast doesn't support DLNA and your NAS likely doesn't support Chromecast. As the Chromecast doesn't support DLNA MMA is doing the translation between DLNA from the NAS to whatever Chromecast uses for streaming.

If you had a DLNA client then MMA could function as control point and not do the actual streaming between server and client.
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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by Drosophila » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:44 pm

My NAS (a WD My Cloud) has DLNA functionality (a build-in DLNA server), and I have since found out that rendering music files on the Chromecast Audio works for BubbleUPnP android. So I am unsure why it does not seem to work with MMA (if you say it should work Lowlander....).

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by iloveaiff » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:36 pm

Wow, I just discovered care of this thread that Chromecast appears in BubblePNP as a renderer, yay!

Any idea how I can now stream Internet radio straight through? I love high quality (256+ kbit/s) streams and would love to stream these to the Chromecast which goes through the home theatre....

Thanks!

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by rusty » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:48 am

I'm not sure if this is the same error that you saw but when I cast via a UPnP source to a chromecast, I see the following error:
"Skipped <TITLE>. It is unsupported by the receiver."

Tracked at: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=14032

Thanks.

-Rusty

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by rusty » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:33 am

fyi, I'm no longer able to replicate this with MMW 4.1.15.1830 vs MMA 1.3.0.677. So either it was fixed via some other changes OR there's something that I'm missing as far as steps to replicate.

If anyone does observe this issue, please generate logs both from MMA and MMW when it happens, and share them with us.

Thanks!

-Rusty

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by Erickem » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:06 pm

I'll try reporting it to the Chromecast folks.

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by Codec » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:57 pm

I look forward to streaming to my chromecast audio devices soon using MMW Gold. I am really only interested in the audio functionality.

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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by Peke » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:04 am

Just that you know MM5 extends functionality to multiple devices at once (Chromecast groups) and better support for Audio.

You can download alpha version that installs as portable to test it if you want and it can be downloaded from MM5 forum.
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Re: Chromecast Support? [#11830]

Post by gpzbc » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:24 pm

Peke wrote:Just that you know MM5 extends functionality to multiple devices at once (Chromecast groups) and better support for Audio.

You can download alpha version that installs as portable to test it if you want and it can be downloaded from MM5 forum.
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