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    1. How to cast internet videos to my Chromecast? (It's not as simple as it seems!) [SOLVED]

      Recently, I've been posting here about all sorts of theatre that's available for streaming during the pandemic lockdown. Sounds like fun! But when I actually try to watch some of it... I'm having...

      Recently, I've been posting here about all sorts of theatre that's available for streaming during the pandemic lockdown. Sounds like fun! But when I actually try to watch some of it... I'm having technical problems.

      My Lenovo Yoga tablet won't cast from Chrome. At all. The option just doesn't exist in the Chrome browser on the tablet. The only way to cast anything is to open an app - but the videos I want to watch are on a webpage. In Chrome. Which doesn't have a casting option. Not helpful!

      So I go to my desktop computer. It can cast from Chrome to Chromecast. But the result is video only, because "casting tab audio is not supported on this device." I tried Googling that error message, but I ended up getting flummoxed. The Google Help pages don't even mention this error, and other tech blogs are too complex for me to understand.

      The Chromecast works fine. It accepts input (with sound) from other sources. It's just webpages (like YouTube.com and Vimeo.com) I'm having trouble with. I managed to watch one video last week, but I had to resort to installing the YouTube app to make it work. But not all the videos are on YouTube.

      Any ideas?

      7 votes
    2. What equipment do I need to record for streaming?

      Hello! I’m a musician that’s looking into recording video of myself as I’m playing at my home and then uploading it to YouTube. I was wondering if there were any users out there that do something...

      Hello!

      I’m a musician that’s looking into recording video of myself as I’m playing at my home and then uploading it to YouTube. I was wondering if there were any users out there that do something similar and what type of setup you have/would suggest if there are. I play acoustic, no electronic pickup.

      I appreciate any suggestions and hope everyone has a great day!

      13 votes
    3. Google Play Music vs. YouTube Music: What Are Your Thoughts?

      It should go without saying that I'm not trying to present a false dichotomy between on-demand streaming services. I don't work for Google. I'm asking, for those of you who have used both named...

      It should go without saying that I'm not trying to present a false dichotomy between on-demand streaming services. I don't work for Google. I'm asking, for those of you who have used both named services, how do they compare? Are you okay with YT Music replacing GP Music? Any tangentially related gripes, concerns, or anecdotes?

      Personally, I find that I prefer YT Music to GP Music. They both (seem to) use the same discovery mechanisms under the hood, which is what brought me to Google over competitors. But what sets YT Music apart for me is its dark theme, simplicity, and responsiveness.

      But I have a nitpick with YT Music. When using a desktop resolution, playing a song on a playlist loads a modal window with an album cover on the left side, and a severely limited chunk of the playlist on the right. If I press the back button, or on the space outside the new modal window, then, while the same song still plays uninterrupted, I end up at the top of the playlist, rather than my last position. This is while using Chrome and Firefox.

      10 votes