I will try to be short and sweet, as I know the developers of this amazing project have a lot to keep up with.
I have several Google Home speakers dotted throughout the house. I created scripts which are assigned to buttons on Lovelace. When I press the button, whatever speaker it’s assigned to will play a locally hosted audio file with rain sounds. So for example if I press the “bedroom” button, it plays rain sounds on both Google Home Mini speakers in my bedroom.
But these audio files only play for an hour. Yes, I have tried joining them in Audacity but they become too large and therefore do not load well. Further to that, I believe having to do so is a waste of resources on storage, a waste of time, and inefficient since programming a looping function would achieve the same result but quicker and more efficiently (can use smaller files that just loop).
So my request is, can we have a “looping/repeat one” implemented on the media_player.play_media service, or have a brand new media_player.loop_media service created to cater for those of us who need it to play ambient sounds. This would be extremely useful not just to me but others as well, I know there are other people who would make use of this because a quick search for homeassistant media_player loop audio yields several results, and who knows how many more search results would come up by typing the query in different ways since you could describe it differently…
Thank you very much in advance!