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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #15 on: 17:02:17 | 09 January, 2018 »
Found this:

[edit 2016-01-23]: under Windows, if everything seems to work but you have no sound, you *must* add a firewall rule authorizing squeeze2cast-win.exe or go into C:\ProgramData\Squeezebox\Cache\InstalledPlugins\P lugins\CastBridge and launch *once* squeezecast-win.exe where you'll be prompted for authorization
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #16 on: 17:19:45 | 09 January, 2018 »
Attempted that.  No joy.  Turning the firewall off altogether didn't help.
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #17 on: 17:45:50 | 09 January, 2018 »
Ok, some success.  I went to c:\ProgramData . . .\Plugins and clicked on squeeze2cast-win.exe, and added it as an exception to the firewall.  I got sound;  local content plays on all the chromecast devices very well.  I was able to get the non-UK BBC channels to play, but with much buffering.  Thanks!

Edit:  After a while, the buffering seemed to correct itself.  BBC 3 in the m3U8 HLS sounds great on the Encore Plus!  Then, sadly, after a few minutes, the streams seem to peter out and die.  So, a great idea, but a lot of work for 3 minutes of music.
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #18 on: 01:15:15 | 10 January, 2018 »
What version of BBC iplayer plugin do you have?
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #19 on: 03:53:17 | 10 January, 2018 »
What version of BBC iplayer plugin do you have?

Triode v1.5.4.5  Is there a better one?  Thanks.
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #20 on: 05:57:01 | 10 January, 2018 »
No - that's the latest.  Have you tried in the iplayer settings to set it to DASH only?
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #21 on: 06:24:44 | 10 January, 2018 »
Tried it on DASH, only.  It buffers, plays for 3 seconds, buffers, plays for 3 minutes, then the stream ends.  I'll try setting the buffer on the Mondo Plus to "large" to see if that makes any difference.
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #22 on: 06:32:53 | 10 January, 2018 »
What happens with the other chromecasts ?  Same effect?
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #23 on: 06:54:22 | 10 January, 2018 »
Same.  Buffers, plays for a few seconds, buffers again, plays again, stream ends.  I note that the counter on the player gets up to about a minute and 20 seconds, then goes back to zero.  It does that repeatedly, about 5 times, then quits.
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #24 on: 07:02:39 | 10 January, 2018 »
... and it's the same for other radio streams?

What codecs do you have in the castbridge plugin?
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #25 on: 10:38:11 | 10 January, 2018 »
... and it's the same for other radio streams?

What codecs do you have in the castbridge plugin?

No, other radio streams are fine (I'm now playing WKSU, the local NPR station, via castbridge).  It's only the BBC stations via the iPlayer plugin that fail.

I have pcm.aif.flc.mp3 in the castbridge plugin.
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #26 on: 10:59:56 | 10 January, 2018 »
When I look at the server log, it shows this:

 Plugins::BBCiPlayer::DASH::__ANON__ (779) Chunk fetch status 200 Long chunk fetch time 2292   800
[18-01-10 13:57:24.3098] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -14 streamtime=1515610675
[18-01-10 13:57:24.3104] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -14 streamtime=1515610675
[18-01-10 13:57:24.3728] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -14 streamtime=1515610675
[18-01-10 13:57:24.3737] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -14 streamtime=1515610675
[18-01-10 13:57:24.4311] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -14 streamtime=1515610675
[18-01-10 13:57:24.4325] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -14 streamtime=1515610675
[18-01-10 13:57:24.4332] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -14 streamtime=1515610675
[18-01-10 13:57:29.3733] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -15 streamtime=1515610681
[18-01-10 13:57:29.3739] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -15 streamtime=1515610681
[18-01-10 13:57:34.4479] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -10 streamtime=1515610681
[18-01-10 13:57:34.4486] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::iPlayer::getMetadataFor (567)  Invalid estimated delay -10 streamtime=1515610681
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #27 on: 11:01:20 | 10 January, 2018 »
Thanks.  I'll ask the iplayer guy for help!
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #28 on: 11:04:30 | 10 January, 2018 »
Thanks.  FWIW, the BBC iPlayer plugin server settings show "seconds to delay start live stream" 15 secs. and "buffer fullness threshold" 255.
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Re: LMS Chromecast bridge plugin
« Reply #29 on: 11:58:11 | 10 January, 2018 »
Those settings are the same as mine.

Another query:  do you run anything like Hitmanpro Alert anti-ransomware ?
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