Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub [#15217]

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Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub [#15217]

Post by igniteED » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:19 am

While casting from MMA (currently version 1.3.3.0842) to a Google Home Hub, the album artwork in not showing on the screen.

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Re: Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub

Post by rusty » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi,

We haven't purchased a Google Home Hub yet (but have tested casting to regular chromecasts and artwork displays as expected).

When you cast using Google Play or other players does the artwork display on the GHH?

Thanks.

-Rusty

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Re: Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub

Post by igniteED » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi, thanks for responding so quickly!!

Casting to regular Chromecasts works as expected. It's very understandable that one would expect the casting would work the same across all devices.

Either way, artwork IS shown when using Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify. However, all of them are streaming services, so I'm sure they work differently to MMA. Plex (from server) DOES show album art for artist, but NOT for individual tracks.

VLC for Android DOES show album art.

Hope that is of some help.

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Re: Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub

Post by rusty » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:34 pm

Thanks for the info!
We're tracking this at https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=15217.

-Rusty

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Re: Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub

Post by Peke » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:42 pm

Hi,
Tested on Nexus Player and could not replicate.

I found Plex on my QNAP NAS bit unstable and high on false/no artwork for music, thou not as bad for TV Series and movies.
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Re: Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub

Post by martin.bohac » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:02 am

Hi, I am testing it and comparing with GPM and VLC.
Can you play a track with album art and then send debug log via Options/About MediaMonkey/Send logs?
Please, note Log ID and track title.
It would be great if you will become a beta tester to get the newest version for testing.
If you are interested, just click to Options/About MediaMonkey/Register for test builds.
It would help. Thanks.

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Re: Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub

Post by igniteED » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 am

I've sent a debug log, here are the details.

Log ID: R9J9ZGC3P9
Description: Artist: Pete Tong, Album: Pete Tong - Ibiza Classics (2017), Title: Galvanise

I've now registered four beta testing.

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Re: Cast album artwork not showing on Google Home Hub

Post by igniteED » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:25 am

I can confirm that with the new update, version 1.3.4.0844, the album artwork is now showing when casting to a Google Home Hub display.

Congratulations and well done, thank you so much. What a great Christmas present! Merry Christmas to everyone involved.

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