Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

How to get scaled 5.1 surround sound in Google Chrome for Google Music

I’ve just bought the Logitech Z506 5.1 surround sound system. After installing the drivers for my soundcard ( This website hasn’t landed in the year 2000 yet), I wanted to use my new system with Google Music in Google Chrome. I knew that Google Play Music only provides mono sound, so Google Chrome would have to upscale it so it would play … Read More

Build a Open-Source Chromecast/Sonos alternative with Linux

Lately I’ve been thinking how we could build an alternative for Googles Chromecast and Sonos Systems with Open-Source technology. The ideal solution would be something that could run on a Raspberry PI or similar device and which would be backwards compatible to the Chromecast API. However, performance could be a problem on such devices. The first problem is to find an … Read More