mpd VS ChromeCast-Desktop-Audio-Streamer

Compare mpd vs ChromeCast-Desktop-Audio-Streamer and see what are their differences.


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mpd ChromeCast-Desktop-Audio-Streamer
17 4
1,525 265
3.1% -
9.8 6.2
12 days ago 27 days ago
C++ C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of mpd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ChromeCast-Desktop-Audio-Streamer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-06.
  • Problem: Nest Audio is terrible(?)
    2 projects | | 6 Dec 2021
    Have a look through the troubleshooting wiki. If all else fails you can manually add the speaker.
    2 projects | | 6 Dec 2021
    Seems like you could use an free app like ChromeCast Desktop Audio Streamer which was designed to direct PC audio to Chromecast devices.
  • Looking for a central music player
    6 projects | | 8 Jul 2021
    I use a really old Windows laptop (named Old Deller) to cast the audio output (using VB cable as an audio sink so the laptop doesn’t play the audio from its speakers) with the program to a chrome cast audio home group (5 chromecast audio’s connected to various speaker sets). It works pretty well, they don’t go out of phase, but sometimes the chromecasts lose connection and it’s difficult to get it going again. Old Deller is old af (Vista sticker) and uses its Wifi card which may be some of the issues, or the chromecast audios might be finicky idk. Takes a few minutes to restart the comp and fuck with the app. It plays audio files with MusicBee + its remote app (iTunes remote app had an issue with giant playlists for a long time, idk if Apple ever fixed they seemed not to give a shit about the remote app) and it also uses VoiceMeeter to capture and play the audio from a physical XM Radio. There’s a 5-10 sec delay, which is no problem if just listening to music.
  • Chromecast as virtual audiodevice in Windows
    3 projects | | 2 Jun 2021 Music player why use this when vlc can cast, also I havn't used google chrome in awhile but last time I did I was able to cast from the browser.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing mpd and ChromeCast-Desktop-Audio-Streamer you can also consider the following projects:

Mopidy - Mopidy is an extensible music server written in Python

owntone-server - OwnTone is forked-daapd's new name. Linux/FreeBSD DAAP (iTunes) and MPD media server with support for AirPlay devices (multiroom), Apple Remote (and compatibles), Chromecast, Spotify and internet radio.

balena-sound - Build a single or multi-room streamer for an existing audio device using a Raspberry Pi! Supports Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify Connect

VideoLAN Client (VLC) - VLC media player - All pull requests are ignored, please follow

Snapcast - Synchronous multiroom audio player

kunst - Download and display album art or display embedded album art

music-caster - Music Caster is a music player that lets you cast your local music files to a Google Cast device.

CloudStream-2 - CloudStream 2 is an android streaming app for movies, tv-shows and anime

J2ME-Loader - A J2ME emulator for Android.