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Old 08-18-2018, 11:39 PM   #1
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How to cast audio?


What's the easiest way to cast mp3 files to my AVR from Bodhi? Does pcmanfm have add ons/etc? Or is there a recommended app I could apt install?

This should be an easy one, thought I'd ask here first before even searching. I recently decided to make my primary computer linux. It started a month or two ago when I was trying to decide what to do with old desktops that were laying around unused, and progressed to me loving Linux & Bodhi. I got all the stuff I thought I used all the time installed and set up under Bodhi and certainly much faster/more responsive than Win10 and of course faster than my old P4 & AMD64 machines. So loving it. But I keep needing some little util or something I need to add or figure out. Like this morning.

One of my 4-year-old daughters, who completely love each having their own computers now btw and have learned how to use them crazy fast, asked me to play a certain song this morning. I said sure, walked to my computer, and then a 'doh!' moment - I don't know how to do that. With windows 10, I could right click on a mp3 in explorer and select something like 'play on' and one of the choices is my receiver. Then a box would come up with some basic controls (volume, pause, etc) and a playlist I could drag & drop to, rearrange, etc.
 
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so you're looking for something to play music , mp3 files on the fly, like just clicking on one and it plays? I use pcmanfm others too should work, I have audacious installed and it has a listings of mp3s on system that one can pick from, google mp3 players top ten linux to see what is out there to use.

I do not know this 'cast' what is cast mp3?
 
Old 08-20-2018, 12:45 PM   #3
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I have installed VLC so yes I can play mp3's locally by double-click from pcmanfm, but that's not what I mean. Cast, in the context I mean, means play on another device. So I want to select the song on my computer, but it plays on my receiver.
 
Old 08-20-2018, 02:01 PM   #4
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I have installed VLC so yes I can play mp3's locally by double-click from pcmanfm, but that's not what I mean. Cast, in the context I mean, means play on another device. So I want to select the song on my computer, but it plays on my receiver.
how did windows do it, by what medium did it use to connect to an outside source?
 
Old 08-20-2018, 02:28 PM   #5
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It's a built-in feature in win10, just right cick on the file, does it thru wifi, I never cared about details cuz it just works. You didn't even know what cast meant a minute ago, I think you're followup questions are useless, if somebody knows how to do it let them answer or ask me a question.

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Old 08-20-2018, 03:57 PM   #6
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whatever dude, figure it out yourself then. chio
 
Old 08-21-2018, 12:15 AM   #7
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sudo apt install pulseaudio-dlna
pulseaudio-dlna (which I added to startupcommands)

Works a little different than windows, allows sending any apps output sound to receiver, so I can use whatever app I want for playlists/etc.

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Old 08-21-2018, 01:27 AM   #8
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these sort of "stupid" questions can really help to find the solution yourself - if nothing else they force you into action!
 
  


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