Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops [#14264]

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Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops [#14264]

Postby frankz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:10 am

Samsung Galaxy S8
Android 7
MMA .0701 + pro
LOG ID: RGL4C223RR

So I was excited to read about how 701 would solve my Chromecasting problems. After trying to use it, not so much on the excitement.

Last night after update, sit down, connect to Chromecast audio, try to cast playlist. First song plays. Second song starts, time bar stays at 0, second song stops playing midway through. No "Stop Casting" option available although, in MMA's list of castable devices, still shows MMA as casting to the Chromcast audio. Force stop MM. Still can't connect to Chromecast audio with anything else. Reboot Chromecast Audio.

Restart phone.

This morning, open MMA fresh, connect to (video) Chromecast, first song plays, first song ends, next song comes up on display, time bar stays at 0, nothing plays, nothing shows up on Chromecast. MMA thinks it's disconnected from Chromecast now, so there's no "Stop Casting" option, Chromecast still thinks MMA is trying to do something and it won't go back to homescreen. Send log. Write post. Throw phone. Reboot Chromecast.

95% of what I want to do with this app is cast to the speakers in my house. This is becoming a very frustrating experience.
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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops

Postby frankz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:28 am

LOG ID: LOL

No, really, LOG ID: 5Q32YR6W7Z

After above, tried again. First song played. Second song played but Chromecast icon showed up as disconnected. Reconnected. Second song continued playing for about 15 seconds and then stopped playing with a loud squeal. MMA then started cycling through the playlist showing (on the phone) "{Song Title} Skipped as it is unsupported by the receiver" for all of my entirely supported MP3s.
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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops

Postby rusty » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:19 pm

I can't replicate this with a Nexus 7 / Android 7.1.2 or S5 Mini / Android 6 or S5 / Android 7, but we'll look into the logs.

btw, does the problem happen with all types of audio files or just specific ones (e.g. mp3, m4a, flac, etc)?

Also, can you confirm that other apps that support Chromecasting work correctly (I wonder if it could be a problem with the device or a networking issue)?

Thanks.

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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops

Postby frankz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:18 pm

rusty wrote:I can't replicate this with a Nexus 7 / Android 7.1.2 or S5 Mini / Android 6, but we'll look into the logs.

btw, does the problem happen with all types of audio files or just specific ones (e.g. mp3, m4a, flac, etc).

Thanks.

-Rusty

I only have mp3s (mostly all VBR if it matters) on my phone. No other formats. Hope the logs help, because the problem persists on my end.

Also, and I haven't sent a log on this, if I do manage to get it going beyond 1 song, the third or fourth song usually displays no data on the Chromecast (video). The screen just goes blank - no cover image, no metadata, nothing.

Like I said on a previous post, I went walking with headphones plugged into the phone for about an hour one day last week and none of these playback problems happened. Seems to be entirely related to the Chromecasting implementation. I get huge problems with both a video Chromecast (the original one) and also my Chromecast Audio.
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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops

Postby rusty » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:37 am

Thanks for the followup. With extended testing, I was able to replicate the problem with a Nexus 5x. Tracked at:
http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=14264

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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops [#14264]

Postby adelosky@comcast.net » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:19 pm

I have a similar problem. I can cast 3 or 4 songs before MMA just stops playing songs but is still connected. I can continue playing manually, but it will stop again after a few songs.
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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops [#14264]

Postby drunknmonkey » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:34 am

For me this is fixed with 1.3.1.711.
Casting does not stop after each track anymore.
Testet with Samsung Galaxy S7 + Denon AVR-X4100W and NVIDIA Shild TV as cast receivers.
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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops [#14264]

Postby frankz » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:29 pm

FWIW I'm still having massive Chromecasting problems with the hardware listed above to the point that I've basically given up using it except to test and make sure each new version still flakes out on me like the last one did. I'm glad it doesn't seem like everyone is still having these problems, but I am.
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Re: Chromecast: Now Plays One Song And Then Stops [#14264]

Postby Peke » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:09 pm

More chromecast tweaks/fixes are coming.
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