@suisat I think VLC is used because of the HTTPS connection and possibly the OPUS codec used by Youtube for most “best” audio streams.
Or at least, when I configured my system for it I needed to tweak my VLC install to support openssl for the https connection and needed to add the OPUS codec for it to work. I can imagine that the default mpg123 might be a bit to minimal for it all.
But… Just guessing here.
@pcwii Was wondering the exact same. Chromecast is integrated within Mycroft ini some extend, as I see something mention about it in the audio.log Wondering if you could say;
“play blabla from youtube on chromoecast-name”
Tried it of course, but nope…