Deezer HiFi icon disappears when I stream to Chromecast Audio


Hi ,

The HiFi icon is visible otherwise, but it disappears all of a sudden when I start casting to my chromecast audio.

Does this mean the audio isn't HiFi anymore while casting?

I'm on deezer beta btw  

Rudi 3 years ago

Hey @semektet 

So I've got a reply from our developers. It's normal and intended behaviour. Once you start casting, the logo "leaves" the app and shows up on the album cover in your TV, for example. Because your device isn't a TV, you don't see that. But your actually still streaming FLAC :relaxed: thank you for your patience and for your understanding!

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Why not ask your developers to keep the HI-FI icon displayed on the phone while streaming to Chromecast audio?

I'm a developer, I know it's from a simplicityine child.

If you don't, everyone will always have doubts,because since the time this topic has been discussed, the only reason that seems to justify you not displaying the icon is that you cannot legally afford it. …

I offer you a very simple choice to reassure the whole world: display the icon on the control device (phone, tablet, etc.) while streaming to Chromecast audio.

Cheers,

Michael

Regardez , tout le monde le fait ! 

Ici : QoBuz (stream sur Chromecast Audio)

Deezer is not streaming flac data over chromecast audio.first i heard the tiny sound without body coming from tidal. Theb installed network data app on my android and started listening to music over my phone, not streamed, on data traffic im always reading 7-12mb/s data download, whatever the song i jump , initially i always see +5mb/s data but when i start streaming over Chromecast audio, i could never see mb/s transfer rates, its always around 300-400kb/s then drops to 10kb/s levels...this is mp3 guys not flac data.deezer is lossy on chromecast...unfortunately tidal is better option.

Bonjour ,

Je suis juste utilisateur mais je sais pourquoi vous voyez ces taux de transfert .

La Chromecast (audio ou classique) prend le relais .

Elle embarque l'application et c'est elle qui télécharge le flux et le diffuse.

D'ailleurs, vous pouvez éteindre votre téléphone, vous verrez que la Chromecast continuera à diffuser .

Bien cordialement,

Michaël 

Deezer is not streaming flac data over chromecast audio.first i heard the tiny sound without body coming from tidal. Theb installed network data app on my android and started listening to music over my phone, not streamed, on data traffic im always reading 7-12mb/s data download, whatever the song i jump , initially i always see +5mb/s data but when i start streaming over Chromecast audio, i could never see mb/s transfer rates, its always around 300-400kb/s then drops to 10kb/s levels...this is mp3 guys not flac data.deezer is lossy on chromecast...unfortunately tidal is better option.

Yes this is weird, right? I have similar results in data traffic... Would like some explanation

Explanation is also sounds logical to me that chromecast audio does dowloading within it self independant from mobile phone.it seems correct, when i close my wireless on the phone, album keeps playing, data transfer is done between router and chromecast, not from the phone.we need to check what the router transfers on that time.not the phone transfer.

Explanation is also sounds logical to me that chromecast audio does dowloading within it self independant from mobile phone.it seems correct, when i close my wireless on the phone, album keeps playing, data transfer is done between router and chromecast, not from the phone.we need to check what the router transfers on that time.not the phone transfer.

Yes. I checked my Chromecast-data traffic itself on my wifi and it gives me the similar results. Uses minimal data, doesn't seem to be FLAC ....  ??? (All my settings are in HiFi for sure)

Explanation is also sounds logical to me that chromecast audio does dowloading within it self independant from mobile phone.it seems correct, when i close my wireless on the phone, album keeps playing, data transfer is done between router and chromecast, not from the phone.we need to check what the router transfers on that time.not the phone transfer.

Yes. I checked my Chromecast-data traffic itself on my wifi and it gives me the similar results. Uses minimal data, doesn't seem to be FLAC ....  ??? (All my settings are in HiFi for sure)

Did you check data between chromecast-phone or chromecast-router? You have to check router one.

Explanation is also sounds logical to me that chromecast audio does dowloading within it self independant from mobile phone.it seems correct, when i close my wireless on the phone, album keeps playing, data transfer is done between router and chromecast, not from the phone.we need to check what the router transfers on that time.not the phone transfer.

Yes. I checked my Chromecast-data traffic itself on my wifi and it gives me the similar results. Uses minimal data, doesn't seem to be FLAC ....  ??? (All my settings are in HiFi for sure)

Did you check data between chromecast-phone or chromecast-router? You have to check router one.

With the app I have I check the connection between Chromecast and Acces Point, so it's the same as Chromecast-Router.

Explanation could be there's compression and de-compression going on? Is that possible with Flac?

Explanation is also sounds logical to me that chromecast audio does dowloading within it self independant from mobile phone.it seems correct, when i close my wireless on the phone, album keeps playing, data transfer is done between router and chromecast, not from the phone.we need to check what the router transfers on that time.not the phone transfer.

Yes. I checked my Chromecast-data traffic itself on my wifi and it gives me the similar results. Uses minimal data, doesn't seem to be FLAC ....  ??? (All my settings are in HiFi for sure)

Did you check data between chromecast-phone or chromecast-router? You have to check router one.

With the app I have I check the connection between Chromecast and Acces Point, so it's the same as Chromecast-Router.

Explanation could be there's compression and de-compression going on? Is that possible with Flac?

Now im hopeless, its definitely lossy if you monitored correctly :(((

Bonsoir ,

en effet je n'ai pas fais le test.

Je prendrai le temps de faire un test de comparaison avec Tidal , car je trouve que le son de Tidal me semble bien meilleur ...

Ce serait grave quand même !!! 😅

Explanation is also sounds logical to me that chromecast audio does dowloading within it self independant from mobile phone.it seems correct, when i close my wireless on the phone, album keeps playing, data transfer is done between router and chromecast, not from the phone.we need to check what the router transfers on that time.not the phone transfer.

Yes. I checked my Chromecast-data traffic itself on my wifi and it gives me the similar results. Uses minimal data, doesn't seem to be FLAC ....  ??? (All my settings are in HiFi for sure)

Did you check data between chromecast-phone or chromecast-router? You have to check router one.

With the app I have I check the connection between Chromecast and Acces Point, so it's the same as Chromecast-Router.

Explanation could be there's compression and de-compression going on? Is that possible with Flac?

Now im hopeless, its definitely lossy if you monitored correctly :(((

Okay, I just tried to monitor data traffic directly from the router. But I am not a real technical person. I cannot make a definitive conclusion.there are better results now,  Like 75 megabytes for 3 songs. So that really seems like FLAC quality to me. reading this from the router doesn't allow me to completely rule out other devices at home. But other connected devices should not consume much data.

Explanation is also sounds logical to me that chromecast audio does dowloading within it self independant from mobile phone.it seems correct, when i close my wireless on the phone, album keeps playing, data transfer is done between router and chromecast, not from the phone.we need to check what the router transfers on that time.not the phone transfer.

Yes. I checked my Chromecast-data traffic itself on my wifi and it gives me the similar results. Uses minimal data, doesn't seem to be FLAC ....  ??? (All my settings are in HiFi for sure)

Did you check data between chromecast-phone or chromecast-router? You have to check router one.

With the app I have I check the connection between Chromecast and Acces Point, so it's the same as Chromecast-Router.

Explanation could be there's compression and de-compression going on? Is that possible with Flac?

Now im hopeless, its definitely lossy if you monitored correctly :(((

Okay, I just tried to monitor data traffic directly from the router. But I am not a real technical person. I cannot make a definitive conclusion.there are better results now,  Like 75 megabytes for 3 songs. So that really seems like FLAC quality to me. reading this from the router doesn't allow me to completely rule out other devices at home. But other connected devices should not consume much data.

Now thats good news!!!

3 years later, an app redesign, and still haven't fixed this. 

 

 

For those landing here in 2024, I saw @Barendrecht post and went into my router as well.

 

I looked at the real-time traffic and when a new track starts, inbound WAN (Internet) Traffic shows around 15-30MB depending on the the song. 

I'm not satisfied with that. 

 

Next I look at real-time bandwidth monitor for individual devices. The device that's receiving the castig is getting around a 30-50Mb blip. Great right? NO IT'S NOT.

 

Mb is Megabit and MB is Megabyte. 30Mb is 3MB. A lossless file is the 15MB-30MB just like the incoming traffic at the beginning. This means it's either compressed and/or not HiFi. 

 

To validate this, I set quality to basic everywhere just to be sure. Download was 3-7MB in Router data. Going back to traffic monitor, the casting receiver is only pulling a blip of 13Mb now. That is now a 1.6MB file! 

 

What does this mean?

It means is Deezer is requesting a HiFi track but only casting a Standard file and probably compressing it. 

 

CASTING IS NOT LOSSLESS.

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Update to above. 

I further validated this. Discovered my AVR (same device used for casting) has Deezer built in.

 

Started a song. Plays FLAC at full 44.1kHz/16bit per the interface. 

Went into router again to monitor and data amount is inbound again for a full FLAC quality file. It's transferring to my AVR at an average of 1Mb per second.

The track is 4:11 minutes long. 4:11 minutes in second is 251 seconds. As mentioned above it was at a rate of 1Mb per second so my AVR received 251Mb of data.

251Megabits is 31.37 Megabytes. A FULL FLAC FILE.

 

This settles it for me. Casting is not FLAC

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