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A Chromecast adapter for ioBroker

This plugin allows to detect video and/or Chromecast devices. For each detect Chromecast device an ioBroker device is created. This device displays the status of the device and allows to send it a new URL to cast.

Build on top of the following projects:

Instructions

  1. Install into ioBroker
    1. Go to your ioBroker Adapters tab
    2. Select and install Chromecast adapter
  2. Add an instance of the Chromecast adapter
    • it should automatically run after it is installed
  3. (optional) If you plan to stream local files you need to configure the adapter
    • you need to have an ioBroker web server instance
  4. Check your log: you should see logs about the detected devices
  5. Write an URL such as http://edge.live.mp3.mdn.newmedia.nacamar.net/ps-dieneue_rock/livestream_hi.mp3 to the chromecast.0.<your chromecast name>.player.url2play
  6. The URL should start playing on your device

Features

  • detect devices with either SSDP or multicast-dns
  • create ioBroker objects for each found device
  • status, player, media and metadata channels
  • control Chromecast device from adapter
    • set volume
    • mute/unmute
    • stop broadcasting
    • pause
    • play url (chromecast.0.<your chromecast name>.player.url2play)
      • tested with MP3
        • Full list of formats here.
      • when the url does not start with http then assume that this is a local file
        • export file via ioBroker web server
      • it only plays fist file from playlist files such as .m3u
  • Vis widget
  • Initial support for Chromecast audio groups
    • Note: this does not work with SSDP -> disable by default in adapter settings
  • Play again last played stream: just set chromecast.0.<your device>.status.playing to true

What is missing?

  • add state machine to track states: detected ->connected -> player loader -> playing
  • add retries: sometimes the Chromecast fails to respond to a request
  • more testing

How to build

  1. Checkout from git
  2. Install grunt with npm install -g grunt-cli
  3. Install node.js dependencies: npm install
  4. Make changes and test them
  5. Change version in package.json
  6. Check changes with grunt
  7. git commit & push
  8. npm publish

Changelog

1.2.2

  • (Vegetto) Forgot to step up version.

1.2.2

  • (Vegetto) Update to player 1.1.3 - support relative paths in playlists

1.2.1

  • (Vegetto) Update to player 1.1.2 - reconnect on url2play

1.2.0

  • (Vegetto) Mayor rework
    • Chromecast player and scanner splitted into a separated module
    • Support for playlists
    • Improved MIME detection - OGG files work now
    • Support for announcements - playlist resume after completing announcement
    • Support to jump between playlist entries

1.1.3

  • (Vegetto) bugfix - media title was not kept to url when streamTitle not present

1.1.2

  • (Vegetto) Update npm dependencies in package.json to latest versions

1.1.1

  • (Vegetto) bugfix - not playing when another chromecast playing same url
  • (Vegetto) added additional logs

1.1.0

  • (Vegetto) Added support for playlist m3u, asx and pls files - play first entry

1.0.9

  • (Vegetto) Do not use this in callbacks. Replaced with that
  • (Vegetto) Fix contentId not being updated. This was breaking the play last stream feature

1.0.8

  • (Vegetto) Do not try to stop if not playing

1.0.7

  • (Vegetto) Show MultizoneLeader as playing
  • (Vegetto) Set pause state to false when modified and device is not playing

1.0.6

  • (Vegetto) Fix widget crashing when devId is not set

1.0.2

  • (Vegetto) Fix deprecation warning - use dns-txt instead of mdns-txt

1.0.1

  • (Vegetto) Fix exception

1.0.0

  • (Vegetto) Try to play last played URL when setting playing state to true
  • (Vegetto) Fix jshint and jscs findings

0.2.1

  • (Vegetto) Update readme
  • (Vegetto) Integrated into iobroker: listed there

0.2.0

  • (Vegetto) Add vis widget (Alpha)
  • (Vegetto) Performance improvements

0.1.4

  • (Vegetto) Stability fixes - error handling, race-condition fixes, etc
  • (Vegetto) Clean getMediaInfo handler when disconnecting player
  • (Vegetto) Added support to retrieve ICY metadata from https sources
  • (Vegetto) Moved code for querying media info to a separate class
  • (Vegetto) Support dynamic IP/port changes (audio groups)

0.1.3

  • (Vegetto) Added re-connection with retries. Will try for up 42 hours.
  • (Vegetto) Support for triggering a reconnection by writing to .status.connected
  • (Vegetto) Fixed race condition when playing local file
  • (Vegetto) Added support for playing local files
  • (Bluefox) Russian translations
  • (Vegetto) Update stale metadata when not present in player status
  • (Vegetto) Initial support for audio groups
  • (Vegetto) Retrieve media type and title from URLs that support ICY
  • (Vegetto) Added displayName, isActiveInput and isStandBy status

0.1.2

  • (Vegetto) Merge base

0.1.1

  • (Vegetto) Fix package syntax
  • (Vegetto) Fix package dependencies

0.1.0

  • (Vegetto) Initial release

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Vegetto iobroker@angelnu.com

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