Casting lossless audio to Chromecast

+Manuel C. is preparing a Chromecast audio review for +FrAndroid and came to me today to talk about that. I shared my impressions and told him that I didn't find the time yet to develop a mini app based on the SDK to stream lossless audio to it.

So he found this music player, which is one of the first app available able to do just that!
The screenshot shows the upload bandwidth which corresponds to 44100 Hz 16-bit PCM Stereo audio when playing a WAV file for a quick verification.

44100*16*2 = 1411200 bit/s = 172 kB/s: perfect!

The name is Shuttle Music Player, from SimpleCity, by +Tim Malseed 

Free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=another.music.player Pro: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplecity.amp_pro

Notes:
- I noticed already a little bug concerning casting audio volume so be careful with that.
Cool and promising app nonetheless, highly recommended try!
- Keep in mind that the Chromecast Audio and Chromecast 2 currently upsample everything to 48 kHz with a non-optimal resampling algorithm. So there's some loss here unless you're streaming 48kHz/16-bit PCM.

Now I can prepare Chomecast Audio quality measurement, nice!

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