Chromecast google tv is set to turn off display after one hour of inactivity. The Chromecast is plugged into an amplifier which outputs to the TV. If I cast music from Plex via Symfonium, playback will stop after one hour and the system shuts off.
This does not occur with movies or Plexamp, spotify etc…
I prefer not to change the display timeout to 4 hours as my pictures will continue to cycle in ambient mode .
Is there a way to implement a keep alive feature in a future release ?
Can you please provide logs from Symfonium when that happens so I can see the kind of messages that Chromecast sends, there’s no reason it timeouts.
The only timeout I’m aware is the 10 minutes without keep alive and it’s handled case.
So your chromecast says that “Google Cast device is not the currently active video input.” then it goes to standby.
So this is not a timeout or something like that sounds more like the amp doing something triggering the chain of event.
Now figuring why the amp does not detect Symfonium playing music will be the hard part.
My device is the Chromecast tv HD and yes plexamp and spotify have ambient mode running during playback. I do not see any visual difference during playback other than media detail in lower left corner.
All the power save , timeout setting are disabled on the amp.
its seems like the chromecast is sending the CEC shutdown somehow, the amp will stay on all day with out video or audio input.
I can test with a chromecast 3rd gen and see what happens
What I meant by “detail in lower left corner” was info displayed during ambient mode Song title, artist, song. Far as I can tell Plexamp and spotify are using a normal reciever and not a full app.
I do not have spotify or plex app installed on the Chromecast TV HD.
I have tryed the Chromecast 3rd gen and it does not have this issue. I have also tried the Chromecast TV HD directly in the TV set and it eventually shuts of the TV.
The only real difference i see visually during play on the Chromecast TV HD is the display disappears and is replaced with the Syfonium logo before and after every song is played. Again not with the Chromecast 3rd gen. could this be causing issues with the active video input.
Eg: album with 20 songs with display this logo screen between every song.