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Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: February 26, 2021, 09:30:04 AM »
One tip I will share is that I had to turn on file/printer sharing (which I had turned off a long time ago):
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

I have the same issue. Everything connected and MB, the artist name and song name shows up on my tv screen, but no sound. Unfortunately it didn't solve the problem by activating the file/printer sharing.

Any more tips?

I noticed that the rule that is now automatically created is for incoming traffic. Is that correct? I thought the rule would be for outgoing trafic. I created a similar rule for outgoing, but no results.

I had everything working before, but had to do a reinstallation of the OS on my laptop.

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: January 17, 2021, 09:48:58 PM »
I forgot the modification I had to do last time I installed it.

Since I am running MB in Swedish, I needed to change "Everyone" to "Alla" (Swedish for Everyone). Then cmd accepted the phrase.

Now the server is up running and I get the UI on my television, that is, I can see the artist and song etc. But no sound...  :-\  And I don't know how I solved the sound issue the last time. I tried with entering the machine and port number on my phone, but I didn't get any results.

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: January 16, 2021, 07:44:11 PM »
Have installed the x86 program instead of windows app. Created the firewall rule through the .exe file and cmd prompt. Created button.

When I click the button my chromecast is visible in the list. But when clicking it I get two error message  following each other: first "Ett undatagsfel har inträffat i målet för en aktivering" (more or less, "an error exception has ocurred an the target for an activation") and then the message "Error starting the webserver. Webserver exception".

I tried both copy the .dll to the MB folder and then two copies in both the MB folder and the plugin folder. No results.

What am I doing wrong? Why doesn't the server starts?

PLease help. I managed to use the plugin before, but did a complete reinstallation of windows when changing my HDD to a SDD.

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: December 17, 2020, 07:13:05 PM »
I had to reinstall windows and forgot some steps of the installation af the chromecast plugin. I did 1-3, but I am actually not sure if I did n. 4-5 last time. At least I don't know how to navigate in the command promt window to the files and run the .exe file.

4. Open a command prompt window and navigate to the MBCCRules folder in the extracted zip
5. Run the .exe from the command prompt passing in the port you wish to use eg. MBCCRules.exe 8080

Could someone please help out

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: April 13, 2020, 07:52:04 AM »
Finally I managed it to work by creating a rule for it in the firewall. With some help from the builder. Thanks.

The only strange thing was also that the sound didn't start in tv (and external receiver speakers) until I played next song. And also that after a few songs the sound disappears from the TV. But checking status, the chromecast is still connected.

How is your plug in coming along, Steven?

Plugins / Re: MusicBee Remote (Remote Control for Android)
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:34:07 PM »
I have now connected the phone via wifi to external router and the laptop to the same router. I then do the scan and get the "a remote service cannot be found" message. 

But then I also get a message in smaller text at the bottom: "failed to connect to /"my ip address"(port 3000):connect failed:ENETUNREACH(NEtwork is unre..."

Does that tell someone something?

I have checked and allowed both MB and MB Remote in the firewall. There were actually two MB and one MB Remote.

Plugins / Re: MusicBee Remote (Remote Control for Android)
« on: April 04, 2020, 06:40:03 PM »
And I have 4G, not 3 G.

I don't think there's any reason to be snippy. Clearly by 3G he means a cellular data connection. 3G was the standard for a cellular data connection in 2012 when it was written.

I unfortunately don't understand fully  what the OP means about the "the suggested operation model over a Wifi LAN connection".
It means that the intended use is between devices on the same LAN connected through a router. Other uses are not recommended unless "you know exactly what you are doing."

Remote Service not found probably means you need to open the port in your firewall so the app can see the plugin.  Don't know if that's the greatest idea unless both devices are on the same network unless "you know exactly what you are doing."

Thanks for taking your time

I'm actually not snippy, sorry if it sounded like that. Just thought it had to do only with 3G. Don't understand fully these thing. Learning by doing. :)

Does this mean that it's dangerous doing it using ha phone hotspot as the connection point? Since I tried it, at least I know now that nothing seems to be malfunctioning. Unless it created a security issue that I now don't know about.

Thanks for the recommendation about the firewall. I think I saw some posts about people that had done that to get it to work properly. Will see if I can find good instructions.

Plugins / Re: MusicBee Remote (Remote Control for Android)
« on: April 04, 2020, 05:08:35 PM »
Have you read the OP of this thread?
Warning! Although it is possible to use the remote through a 3G or remote internet connection, the suggested operation model over a Wifi LAN connection. Use it only if you know exactly what are you doing. Support for the NAT configuration of your router will not be provided.

Also, the website that post directs you to offers very detailed configuration instructions.

I used the Help section

And I have 4G, not 3 G. And there is no mentioning about connecting laptop trhrough hotspot. I unfortunately don't understand fully  what the OP means about the "the suggested operation model over a Wifi LAN connection".

PLease advice, if you know or think is wrong. What does, for example, the error message "a remote service cannot be found" means? The plugin is up and running fine. Seems that it's the app that doesn't find the MB plugin. Or?

Plugins / Re: MusicBee Remote (Remote Control for Android)
« on: April 04, 2020, 09:01:37 AM »
I now connected both the phone and the laptop  to a router, and the the app now Scans, but get the message that "a remote service cannot be found". What does that mean?

And must I have the phone connected to wifi instead of my phone's data plan to be able to use the app? I don't have a router in my home. Always use hotspot to connect laptop.

Please advice

Plugins / Re: MusicBee Remote (Remote Control for Android)
« on: April 04, 2020, 08:52:43 AM »
I dont' get the app to work. The plugin seems okej, says it's running. I add my laptop in the settings in the app as instructed. But when I try to scan, I get the message that "the service is only available on a wifi connection". I use the hot-spot feature on the phone to connect the laptop to the internet.

Does this mean the remote doesn't work then? Is there a workaround?

Thanks in advance. Would be great to be able to use the remote

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: March 30, 2020, 02:22:03 PM »
Now I feel like an idiot. Of course, he started the thread. Thanks 😊

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: March 30, 2020, 10:35:58 AM »
I posted a question on the his youtube video for the plugin. Don't know his alias here.

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: March 30, 2020, 10:31:35 AM »
Wow, that's great. Now I have done everything my IT skills allow me to do. I'm learning by doing, so it always take a while to troubleshooting things, but I don't think I'll manage this.

So I will definitely look out for yours. Will you put it somewhere?

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:53:37 AM »
I now solved one problem

Since I am running MB in Swedish, I needed to change "Everyone" to "Alla" (Swedish for Everyone). Then cmd accepted the phrase.

Everything went fine. I connect to the Chromecast and it shows a little blue chromcast icon on my tv. But when playing music there is no sound on my tv speakers (or connected hifi system). When starting the music on MB, the chromecast icon on the TV change to a moving circle, like it's waiting for something. I can see that MB is playing the file and the soundwave is changing. So it's probably trying to send sound through through the network to the chromecast. And the sound doesn't get through. After one minute the circle icon change to the blue Chromecast icon again. Sort of connected and ready. The MB is still playing, but no sound on my laptop neither. When I choose Disconnct from Chromecast, MB stops playing the song.

EDIT: When  pressing the Chromecast button, the volume of MB goes down to zero. That's why I didn't hear it on my laptop. So even though the icon change on the TV to moving circle when I start the music, like MB is trying to send soemthing, it's play the sound on my laptop. Since I got the Chromecast blue icon when connecting, I suppose the MB connected, which also the Status shows. Just that it doesn't get the sound through when starting a song. 

So MB sends the music to Chromecast, but the sound doesn't get through

Checking the chromecast status in MB everything is OK.

Chromecast Connection: OK
Library Set: OK
Server Running: OK

I tried the troubleshooting nr. 2 check, but I don't find the files on my browser.

"If you hear the connection sound, but no music is playing, you most likely have an issue with your port forwarding on the webserver. A good tip to try is after connecting to a chromecast, go on your phone and enter in a browser the <machines IP>:<Port#> e.g If you're able to see the files, then the chromecast will be able to as well."

So, please, anyone knows what's wrong? Everything is fine, but no sound...

Plugins / Re: Musicbee Chromecast Plugin
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:53:13 PM »
Hi again

Tried to make it work, but didn't. Anyone that might be able to help out?

I followed the 3 steps in the setup instructions.

But when I inserted the text "netsh http add urlacl url=http://*:8080/ user=Everyone" in cmd prompt and hit Enter, I got the error message:

"Create SDDL failed, Error: 1332
 Felaktig parameter. (*swedish for incorrect parameter)"

So what did I do wrong?

I continued with the other steps. When I hit the created Chromecast button, I get the error message:

"An exception error has occurred for the target for an activation"
followed by the message:
"Error starting the webserver. Webserver exception."

When looking the Chromecast status in MB, it just says:

"Chromecast Connection: NOT CONNECTED
Library Set: OK
Server Running: NOT RUNNING"

I suppose I started to get it wrong in the cmd prompt, but why?

Please help

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