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    Can't get audio to play via event

    I'm trying to set up an event to play brown noise on some Nest hubs. The "test" in the plugin's Chromecasts Management works, and plays a voice through the speaker.

    But when I run the event, nothing happens. This is the test event I configured:

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    And this is the log:


    10/23/2021 11:21:57 AM
    Chromecast
    Debug
    Office Nest Hub : media status changed, player state = Idle
    10/23/2021 11:21:57 AM
    Chromecast
    Debug
    Office Nest Hub : chromecast status changed
    10/23/2021 11:21:57 AM
    Chromecast
    Debug
    Office Nest Hub : application started Default Media Receiver
    10/23/2021 11:21:57 AM
    Chromecast
    Debug
    Office Nest Hub : chromecast status changed
    10/23/2021 11:21:57 AM
    Chromecast
    Debug
    Office Nest Hub : application started Default Media Receiver
    10/23/2021 11:21:57 AM
    Chromecast
    Debug
    Office Nest Hub : media status changed, player state = Idle
    10/23/2021 11:21:56 AM
    Chromecast
    Debug
    Playing c:\audio\brownnoise.mp3 on Office Nest Hub
    10/23/2021 11:21:56 AM
    HomeSeer
    Event
    Event Trigger "New Event"
    I'm fairly sure I'm just doing something wrong, but I can't quite figure out what.

    #2
    This is an old post. Sorry you didn't get any help.

    When I want to play sounds through my speakers I use the native HomeSeer "Play an Audio File" action with my desired speaker or speaker group selected. I recommend using speaker groups if you wish to target multiple speakers at the same time.

    Note my file is in c:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3\Media\. File location might matter. I don't remember.

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    In your example, the Media URL is not a valid URL. If it's going to work at all, you need to provide a URL that your Chromecast device would be able to access. For example: http://192.168.1.100:8080/folder/filename.mp3. My guess is that is what "Play an Audio File" does under the hood when a Chromecast device is selected. I would just use "Plan an Audio File" and only mess with this plugin's "Cast Media" action if you want to cast something other than an audio file, for example a camera's video stream.
    Attached Files
    HS4, Insteon, Z-wave, USB-UIRT, Google Hub/Chromecasts/Speakers, Foscam & Amcrest cameras, RCA HSDB2a doorbell
    Plugins: BLLAN, BLOccupied, BLUSBUIRT, Chromecast, Harmony Hub, Insteon, Jon00 Homeseer/Echo Skill Helper, Jon00 DB Charting, MediaController, NetCAM, PHLocation2, Pushover 3P, weatherXML, Z-wave

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