We bought ourselves a Google Chromecast recently. (At first I was sceptical as to whether we needed one)

google-chromecast

Its only been just over a week since we started using it and my goodness its amazing!

We wanted to use it to play the music from RadioDJ on our home surround sound system.

We searched Google & found an application called Audio Cast which picks up the audio from the main sound card and streams it over Wi-Fi to the Chromecast.

chromecastaudio

We extracted Audio Cast to (C:\audio-cast-win32-ia32\audio-cast.exe) then sent it to the desktop as a shortcut.

Please Note: Although one of the bugfix solutions on the GitHub page tells you to run Audio cast as ‘administrator’ we don’t recommend you do this as we found it caused us stability issues on our Windows 10 machine

 
We’ve also recently started using a Linux program to stream the Audio from the Ubuntu PC to the Chromecast.

Its called “mkchromecast” and works with Python on most Linux systems.

You can find out more about mkchromecast Here

It works flawlessly we can just leave RadioDJ chugging away automating our music collection and MkChromecast just keeps streaming it.

We’ve already taken away the wire that used to supply sound to our sound system & unless something goes wrong with Chromecast we doubt we’ll ever actually need it again.

If only technology had been this advanced in the 1980s…

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:42 PM Europe/London

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