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Archive for the ‘Media Streaming’ Category

The fireplace yule Log visualiser in Google Play Music works, but only from web-browser, not from app

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/25

Kristian Köhntopp:

Dear Lazyweb, years ago I turned on the Yule log visualiser in GPMAA, Settings, Labs. Current Google music has no Labs. So how do I turn on cover art?

Turns out, the Settings -> Labs switch exists in Desktop Google Music only, and does not (longer) exist in the App.


via: [WayBack] Dear Lazyweb… how do I turn on cover art? – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

The setting is at



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Playing Humax 5400C content on a Mac under OS X

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/10

I’ve had success transferring files for off-line usage on OS X using FileZilla connecting over FTP to my Humax.

Playing with MPlayerX was a bit troublesome as sliding through the resulting media file over commercials is hard.

VLC player has come a long way and plays the files a lot better (the audio gets less out if sync with the video/subtitle).

In addition: VLC on Mac OS X supports DLNA – basically a superset of UPnP – well (at least version 2.2.4 does): start with Universal Plug'n'Play to view any devices, then click on the little triangles in the list to open any new level.

A few tips on streaming:

  1. Do not play other content on the Humax itself: the device and operating system are simply not well enough designed to do deliver multiple streams without jitter at the same time.
    1. Try to avoid recording on the Humax while playing: the Humax will prioritise recording over playback.
  2. Ensure the Humax is on wired internet: the Humax 150N wireless adapter has bad antennas and can’t keep up even in good WiFi conditions (even with a great 802.11n access point next to it: it never reaches the 150 megabit IEEE_802.11n-2009 data rates).
  3. Try to have your Mac on wired internet as well.
  4. Ensure any firewalls allow DLNA / UPnP traffic



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Updated: some stream URLs of Dutch radio stations

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/25

Online Dutch Radio streams: some direct URLs « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff:

#3FM LIVE niet zo heel live… Even geen Giel. Iemand die een HTTP live stream URL van de audio weet? « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff:

Radio 3:

Radio 10:


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Play to Chromecast from VLC 3.0 on Mac OS X (OS X, macOS, or whatever other names apple comes up with)

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/14

On my Mac OS X machine, I got this to work with the 20170731 nightly of VLC 3.0.

[WayBackHow to stream from VLC to Your Chromecast (3.0 Updated Version) – VLC Media Player only explains the steps for Windows and Android, probably because they were the first platforms supported by VLC to render on Chromecast: [WayBackHow to Stream Videos from VLC to Chromecast (Including on Windows, Mac & Android) / [WayBackHow to Stream From VLC to Your Chromecast

To make it easier for end-users, on other platforms the menu entries are different.

  • Windows: Menu Video -> Render
  • Mac: Menu Playback -> Renderer (not Render as shown in some posts)
  • Linux: No UI yet.

I found this via [WayBackLatest VLC 3 Nightly Streams to Chromecast Perfectly! : Chromecast and [WayBackHow do I stream to Chromecast using VLC? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

On Linux, there is the command-line for now (which works on OS X and Windows as well), or if you insist: use MKChromecast as described in [WayBackHow To Cast Video from Ubuntu to a Chromecast – OMG! Ubuntu!. [WayBack]Mkchromecast This is a program to cast your macOS X, or Linux audio to your Google Cast or Sonos devices with sources at

On Windows and Mac OS X, after choosing the Render, the steps are the same:

  1. Choose Render discovery on
  2. Choose a Chromecast device
  3. Accept the security certificate for it

Download: [WayBack via [WayBack

I didn’t need [WayBack] 


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Converting playlists both ways between Google Play Music and Spotify

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/10


via: Ich habe aus Gründen ein kleines Skript geschrieben, das Playlisten von Google Play Music zu Spotify überträgt. Klappt ziemlich gut und vermeidet einige… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

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