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    Identify player help. LMS shows weird Mac and server IP for player (bug?).

    Hello.

    There's a player on my network that I can't identify.

    It'd help if I could gain it's IP and Mac address but the latest version of LMS (8.1.1 - 1610364019) list it's details thus:

    Player Model: CastBridge
    Player Type: squeezelite
    Player IP Address: 192.168.1.200
    Player MAC Address: cc:cc:20:30:26:74

    The only useful info here tells me it's a google device.
    The player IP address listed is the server address and the MAC address is malformed.
    It's the same for all the players.

    Is this a bug?

    And. Any idea how I can figure out what/where the mysterious player is? I am playing music at top volume on it but can hear nothing in the house at all. And I've been to each player.

    Thanks for giving this post any consideration.

    PS. Also on this version the pre-scan of artwork never even manages to pre-cache the first artwork but just gets stuck on zero.
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    CastBridge is the plugin to enable playing to Chromecast compatible device. I think the plugin works by emulating a squeezelite players in the server and then sending audio to Chromecast device.

    So uninstall Castbridge plugin if you want to remove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModelCitizen View Post
    Hello.

    There's a player on my network that I can't identify.

    It'd help if I could gain it's IP and Mac address but the latest version of LMS (8.1.1 - 1610364019) list it's details thus:

    Player Model: CastBridge
    Player Type: squeezelite
    Player IP Address: 192.168.1.200
    Player MAC Address: cc:cc:20:30:26:74

    The only useful info here tells me it's a google device.
    The player IP address listed is the server address and the MAC address is malformed.
    It's the same for all the players.

    Is this a bug?

    And. Any idea how I can figure out what/where the mysterious player is? I am playing music at top volume on it but can hear nothing in the house at all. And I've been to each player.

    Thanks for giving this post any consideration.

    PS. Also on this version the pre-scan of artwork never even manages to pre-cache the first artwork but just gets stuck on zero.
    Do you have any Chromecast devices?

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    Thanks for the replies. I was not sufficiently clear.

    I have a lot of Chromecast devices so uninstalling castbridge is not an option. And even if it was that still leaves me unable to identify the errant device.

    The issue is hard to solve as I have a fair number of differing devices running off LMS throughout the house and in various outbuildings (most used but some unused).... and teenagers who use the system too.

    BTW. Can anyone confirm that there is a bug in LMS (8.1.1 - 1610364019) and that the player details, esp. MAC and IP are not shown correctly? If it can be confirmed I'll add it to the bug list (if there is one still).

    Cheers.
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    Why don't you delete the config file inside the CastBridge plugin then re-create?
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    The CastBridge bridge pretends to be a player and fakes a MAC address.
    Each of Philippe's bridges has their own range and then they use the end of the MAC address of the real device that they are bridging to at the end.

    The IP address that LMS sees is the IP address of the bridge ... since it is the LMS player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    The CastBridge bridge pretends to be a player and fakes a MAC address.
    Each of Philippe's bridges has their own range and then they use the end of the MAC address of the real device that they are bridging to at the end.
    Cheers Paul. That's very helpful.

    As a result of the post above yours I looked at the castbridge config. The information in there is more useful:

    "What the hell is this? cc:cc:20:30:26:74 d1c1a20b58b0fb88d0fa8ca661dbd92e Master Bedroom TV"

    The name on the left is the one I named the device via LMS and the name on the right the Google Home name. So know I know which device it is!

    But now the problem is different. Why is LMS not playing anything on Lounge TV. Maybe it can't as it's a full Chromecast and not a Chromecast Audio? More fiddling around required.

    Thanks all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModelCitizen View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I was not sufficiently clear.

    I have a lot of Chromecast devices so uninstalling castbridge is not an option. And even if it was that still leaves me unable to identify the errant device.

    The issue is hard to solve as I have a fair number of differing devices running off LMS throughout the house and in various outbuildings (most used but some unused).... and teenagers who use the system too.

    BTW. Can anyone confirm that there is a bug in LMS (8.1.1 - 1610364019) and that the player details, esp. MAC and IP are not shown correctly? If it can be confirmed I'll add it to the bug list (if there is one still).

    Cheers.
    I am sure this can't be it but if you have a Chromecast plugged into a TV then if the TV is off or switched to another input then you wouldn't hear it.

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    Thanks.

    Sorted it by finding partial IP in router. It was a misnamed player (Bedroom TV).
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