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Control Chromecast and other network devices via Bang & Olufsen remote

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Ravsted
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Ravsted Posted: Mon, Sep 20 2021 2:59 PM

Hi,

I would like to share with you, how you can control Chromecast (Audio) devices connected to Beolab Speakers via Bang & Olufsen Beo4 remote control.

In most rooms I have Chromecast Audio devices connected to Beolab speakers via line-in. A great "multi-room" solution with classic Bang & Olufsen speakers. However, in the living room, I would like to allow everyone being able control the volume, stop playing and skip to next track without having to use a mobile device.

It is achieved this way.

Rasberry Pi connected to Bang & Olufsen IR Eye via the GPIO’s.

-          Raspbian OS

-          LIRC (receiving IR commands via Bang & Olufsen IR Eye)

-          CATT (sending commands to Chromacast via LAN)

-          Python script (listening to IR and executing CATT commands)

I have configured the setup this way:

V.MEM, button 1, 2, 3 etc. = setting volume to 10%, 20%, 30% etc.

V.MEM, vol up = raising volume by 10%

V.MEM, vol down = lowering volume by 10%

V.MEM, arrow up = skip to next track on playlist

V.MEM, STOP = stops playing

Maybe this can inspire others. Now, the Beo4 can trigger any command-line instruction over LAN.

Regards

Ravsted

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Bw789 replied on Mon, Sep 20 2021 4:15 PM

Nice work Ravsted! have you got the scripts within a github repo?

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Ravsted replied on Mon, Sep 20 2021 5:34 PM

Hi,

I used a script from the repo as starting point and modified it according to my needs. I can share it here later today or tomorrow if you are interested.

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