LinkPlay Integration


#1

Is anyone else besides myself interested in a component for LinkPlay audio systems integration? I don’t have much information on it but it seems like a good fit for a future addition to Home Assistant.

Here is the website for the service http://linkplay.com/

They are a little light on specific details even on their own website but I think the SoC concept behind it (much like Google’s Chromecast audio) is in high demand right now.


Audiocast Media Device/Player HA
iEAST Multiroom Home Audio -Look for integration
#2

Yes, very!

Linkplay seems to be everywhere, this page http://linkplay.com/featured-products/ doesn’t even include the two speakers I have… My lovely Audio Pro https://www.whathifi.com/audio-pro/addon-c5/review and the dirt cheap from kjell… https://www.kjell.com/se/sortiment/dator-natverk/hogtalare-headset/tradlosa-hogtalare/roxcore-stream-1-multiroom-hogtalare-vit-p23484. They work perfect together though.

I have no clue how hard it is to implement, but there seems to be some work done? https://github.com/AndersFluur/IEastMediaRoom

Kind regards,
/Johan


#3

Yep, the work

made works great!
/Johan


#4

Sorry to ramble…

I guess basically everything could be done with what already exists.

switch:
platform: rest
resource: http://192.168.1.27/httpapi.asp?command=setPlayerCmd:play:http://sverigesradio.se/topsy/direkt/164-lo-aac.pls
will put a switch in the frontend that when triggered plays the Swedish radio in my kitchen.
A Linkplay platform would be fantastic though!
Will be quiet for a while now.


#5

The concept of this player is interesting.
The LinkPlay ( WiiMu ) company manufactures Audio WiFi modules that are used in the innumerable equipment of such companies as:
iEast
AudioCast
Audio Pro
SoundBot
iLuv
iDea USA

Description of control: https://github.com/AndersFluur/IEastMediaRoom

Is there anyone who could write a home assistant component


#6

It would be awesome to have a component for this!


#7

As it is a DLNA compatible device, you can try using the dlna_dmr component. I am currently setting this up for my Venztech A5.


#8

Hi!

I would really like some help in testing out a new HA component for Linkplay based devices that I’ve been working on. It’s my first HA component and I’m quite novice when it comes to Python so expect issues :slight_smile:

If you’re willing to try it out, it’s located here: https://github.com/nicjo814/home-assistant/blob/dev/homeassistant/components/media_player/linkplay.py . Copy the file into the custom_components/media_player folder in your HA config folder.

Documentation for the component is available (in markup) here: https://github.com/nicjo814/home-assistant.io/blob/next/source/_components/media_player.linkplay.markdown

Basic player control should work. I have some issues with source selection and media info display but hope to get that sorted if I can get some help from people with other devices. Since I only have one Linkplay based device at home there is no multiroom support…

Let me know how it works :slight_smile:


#9

The component uses eyeD3 to get media info from mp3 files, and it effectively fills the /tmp partition very quickly… Will see if I can get around that somehow :slight_smile: