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  1. #1
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    Chromecast Bridge - No Sound

    Hello Squeezebox Forum.

    I ran a very standard installation of LMS 8.1.1 on Windows 10.
    Since I want to use my chromecast audio devices as LMS players (I have two of them), I chose Chromecast Bridge plugin (v1.49.6) and it easily discovered my 2 Chromecast Audio (CCA) devices.
    I started the bridge, again with no issue, or so it seems. I did not change any of the parameters. The 2 CCA devices were recognized as players on the LMS Home page.
    I chose a 'Local Radio' station to test my installation. I could hear the usual beep sound from my speakers when the connection is made between LMS and my receiver through the CCA, but I got no sound at all though the player seems to be working ! Please note that there is no issue whatsoever when I use my CCA through iOS apps like Spotify or TuneIn Radio.

    I also followed the recommendation to run squeebox2cast-win.exe (I understand the no-sound issue could be fixed that way).
    Also checked that squeeze2cast-win is allowed to communicate through Windows Defender Firewall (both Public and Private).
    Please see copy of the log below when I ran squeezecast2-win.exe, there are indeed some error messages.

    Many thanks in advance.
    Alain

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    [08:09:09.424] main:1267 Starting squeeze2cast version: v1.49.6 (Feb 13 2021 @ 14:42:55)
    [08:09:09.434] main:1275
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ERROR LOADING CONFIG FILE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    [08:09:09.542] Start:1036 Binding to 192.168.2.34 (http:0)
    [08:09:10.384] AddCastDevice:952 [0048CC30]: adding renderer (ChromecastAudioSalon)
    [08:09:10.500] AddCastDevice:952 [0048D800]: adding renderer (Home group)
    [08:09:10.502] AddCastDevice:958 [0048D800]: creating MAC 48e14b
    [08:09:10.503] AddCastDevice:952 [0048E3D0]: adding renderer (ChromecastAudioCuisine)
    [08:09:10.504] slimproto:863 squeezelite [004ABF2C] <=> player [0048CC30]
    [08:09:10.507] slimproto:864 [004ABF2C] connecting to 192.168.2.34:3483
    [08:09:10.508] slimproto:894 [004ABF2C] connected
    [08:09:10.509] sendHELO:135 [004ABF2C] cap: CanHTTPS=1,Model=squeezelite,ModelName=CastBridge, AccuratePlayPoints=0,HasDigitalOut=1,MaxSampleRate =96000,aac,ogg,ops,ogf,flc,alc,wav,aif,pcm,mp3
    [08:09:10.509] slimproto:863 squeezelite [004AFF34] <=> player [0048D800]
    [08:09:10.512] slimproto:864 [004AFF34] connecting to 192.168.2.34:3483
    [08:09:10.512] slimproto:894 [004AFF34] connected
    [08:09:10.512] sendHELO:135 [004AFF34] cap: CanHTTPS=1,Model=squeezelite,ModelName=CastBridge, AccuratePlayPoints=0,HasDigitalOut=1,MaxSampleRate =96000,aac,ogg,ops,ogf,flc,alc,wav,aif,pcm,mp3
    [08:09:10.514] sq_callback:260 [0048CC30]: device set ON
    [08:09:10.521] sq_callback:260 [0048D800]: device set ON
    [08:09:10.573] CastConnect:365 [0048CC30]: SSL connection opened [02728390]
    [08:09:10.574] sq_callback:367 Volume 48
    [08:09:10.592] CastConnect:365 [0048D800]: SSL connection opened [02729500]
    [08:09:10.593] sq_callback:367 Volume 48
    [08:09:10.617] slimproto_run:548 [004ABF2C] error reading from socket: closed
    [08:09:10.718] slimproto:894 [004ABF2C] connected
    [08:09:10.718] sendHELO:135 [004ABF2C] cap: CanHTTPS=1,Model=squeezelite,ModelName=CastBridge, AccuratePlayPoints=0,HasDigitalOut=1,MaxSampleRate =96000,aac,ogg,ops,ogf,flc,alc,wav,aif,pcm,mp3
    [08:09:10.722] sq_callback:260 [0048CC30]: device set ON
    [08:09:10.723] sq_callback:367 Volume 48
    [08:09:10.825] slimproto_run:548 [004ABF2C] error reading from socket: closed
    [08:09:10.927] slimproto:894 [004ABF2C] connected
    [08:09:10.928] sendHELO:135 [004ABF2C] cap: CanHTTPS=1,Model=squeezelite,ModelName=CastBridge, AccuratePlayPoints=0,HasDigitalOut=1,MaxSampleRate =96000,aac,ogg,ops,ogf,flc,alc,wav,aif,pcm,mp3
    [08:09:10.936] sq_callback:260 [0048CC30]: device set ON
    [08:09:10.936] sq_callback:367 Volume 48
    [08:09:11.038] slimproto_run:548 [004ABF2C] error reading from socket: closed
    [08:09:11.140] slimproto:894 [004ABF2C] connected
    [08:09:11.632] slimproto:863 squeezelite [004B3F3C] <=> player [0048E3D0]
    sendHELO:135 [004ABF2C] cap: CanHTTPS=1,Model=squeezelite,ModelName=CastBridge, AccuratePlayPoints=0,HasDigitalOut=1,MaxSampleRate =96000,aac,ogg,ops,ogf,flc,alc,wav,aif,pcm,mp3
    [08:09:25.235] slimproto:864 [004B3F3C] connecting to 192.168.2.34:3483
    [08:09:25.264] send_packet:105 failed writing to socket: 10053, Unknown error
    [08:09:25.266] slimproto:894 [004B3F3C] connected
    [08:09:25.268] send_packet:105 failed writing to socket: 10053, Unknown error

  2. #2
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    To me, the errors imply that a firewall is still blocking things.

    Can you temporarily disable it?

    Maybe it needs a reboot after your config changes.
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    To me, the errors imply that a firewall is still blocking things.

    Can you temporarily disable it?

    Maybe it needs a reboot after your config changes.
    Paul,

    You were spot on !
    I shutdown the firewall and restarted everything. I now have sound !
    FYI, I also installed Spotty and this works fine too.

    Many thanks.
    Alain

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    Good news.

    Don't forget to turn your firewall back on.
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Good news.

    Don't forget to turn your firewall back on.
    One of the inbound rules for squeeze2cast-win in Windows Defender Firewall configuration was actually set to 'Block'.
    Could have been accidentally set during the Chromecast bridge install (?) when I got the pop up message from Windows for the firewall access.
    All is well now and the firewall is back on.
    Thanks again Paul.

    Alain

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