For the last three years I have been casting from various apps including hifi cast and when I cast a flac that is encoded hdcd, the hdcd light comes on on my DAC. This means casting bit perfect. After last December's firmware update this no longer happens, not bit perfect. Also when casting a group, after the firmware update the CCA resamples everything to 48khz. Why did they break a perfectly working product?
Thanks for reaching out and I'm sorry to hear that you are having an issue with your Chromecast Audio.
Quick question — what model of speakers do you have? Could you please try to reboot your Chromecast Audio and other group members? Recreating your speaker group and resetting your Chromecast Audio might also help.
Let me know how it goes.
I have Bose 901 speakers. They are not smart speaker. I have my CCA connected by optical cable to an Adcom GDA-700 digital to analog convertor. I rebooted all of the CCA and it did not help. I will try to reset them all to factory defaults and set up everything from scratch tonight. I will let you know how it goes.
I reset everything back to factory defaults, then re set up all of my chromecast audio devices and groups. This did not fix the issue. The December firmware broke bit perfect play. Before last Dec for years the play was bit perfect. Before the Dec update, when I play an HDCD coded rip the HDCD light comes on on my Adcom GDA-700 digital to analog convertor and it locks at 44.1khz. Now after the Dec firmware the HDCD light intermittently comes on and off. This means play is being resampled. Also before the Dec update playing in groups was bit perfect and my DACs locked in at 44.1 kHz. Now after the Dec update playing to groups causes everything to resample at 48khz. Is there any way engineering can go back to the old firmware or fix the issue to allow bit perfect play again?
Hey there Eggburt,
I apologize about the late response on this, were you able to fix that Chromecast Audio issue? If not, in this case you may want to reach out to Chromecast Support, as they would have more tools than we would via the forums to look into this deeper. You'll need to get through the prompts, then you'll have the option to talk with support via a phone call or online chat.
I'm sorry we couldn't be more help on this, but if you have any other questions or concerns for me, please let us know.