Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby Lowlander » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:12 pm

For DLNA streaming it's set under Tools > Options > Media Sharing by configuring the Media Server.
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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby rdelarie » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:52 am

Many thanks for the information. If I understand this correctly, it is the setting on the Auto-Conversion tab for "Level volume when converting audio", which I have now enabled. But this produces strange effects -- variations in volume during a song and sometimes jumping to a very high volume.
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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby Lowlander » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:19 pm

Yes, and it worked fine for me. Which version of MediaMonkey are you using?
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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby rdelarie » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:19 pm

The version I have is 4.1.14.1813.
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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby another1 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:23 am

If people are still looking for solutions on this, I bought the Chromecast Audio because I assumed it would mirror the audio playing on the system, probably like the rest of you. Anyway, after looking around, downloading a small app and updating some settings I got it working.

1) Try set up as per normal on computer, I guess. I couldn't get it to even locate the device upon attempting initial set up but it may have had some effect I'm unaware of, but likely not. Just make sure you can cast from Chrome browser before moving on so you know it's not your firewall settings or other issues, they have a trouble shooter you can follow if you hit a snag. If it says it couldn't find device (like it did for me), just click top right settings (three dots) and just hit cast anyway, may save you a lot of trouble. I went through all kinds of trouble shooting steps and tried to install after each one and nothing but then hit cast in settings and it worked so not sure if any of those changes did anything to help. Anyway...

open chromecast.com/setup in Chrome browser, click below phone set up options for computer set up.

2) Download https://github.com/acidhax/chromecast-audio-stream

if you want additional info on the program just Google it. It's been reviewed on several tech sites.

3) After extraction of files, place the folder where you want it BEFORE install! Several users report stability etc issues if you install it from the downloads folder but then move it to a more suitable location. (I installed from downloads and read about this issue afterwards so will just leave it alone.) All it really does is add a cast button to your notification area, if it's checked, it's on.

4) It should work at this point but the output volume will be super low.

Go to Chrome browser and it should have the cast icon in top right corner in red with ! in it. Click and it will bring up the device selection, click on device and put the volume all the way up, then you can just control volume via MM and/or system.

- OR -

If you have the Google Home app already installed on your phone/tablet you can adjust the volume in there as well.
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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby Fransie » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 am

I am confused. What I would like to achieve is to play to Chromecast audio using MediaMonkey on Windows. Currently I am running MM Gold version 4.1.17. But I do not see an option to play to choose chromecast audio as a player. Is it supposed to be available now?

I can play through audio-cast.exe, but it seems to cast all sounds my computer makes, not only music played by MM. And the volume wavers terribly.
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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby Ludek » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:22 am

Fransie wrote:I am confused. What I would like to achieve is to play to Chromecast audio using MediaMonkey on Windows. Currently I am running MM Gold version 4.1.17. But I do not see an option to play to choose chromecast audio as a player. Is it supposed to be available now?


It is available in MediaMonkey 5 that is currently still in alfa state: viewforum.php?f=30
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Re: Chromecast Audio for DEsktop App

Postby Fransie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:09 am

Ludek wrote:It is available in MediaMonkey 5 that is currently still in alfa state: viewforum.php?f=30


Excellent! Thank you for that information. I am going to test the alfa version right away.
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