1. NealJ777's Avatar
    My Chromecast just arrived. I got it all setup and I tested it by sending a YouTube video from my Nexus 7. AWESOME!!!!!

    I then sent music from Google Play Music. AWESOME!!!!!

    Then I came upstairs to my desktop (Windows 7 PC 64-bit 3 GB RAM, Intel Pentium 2.80GHz) and went to NBC.COM and tried casting Revolution. I tried casting full screen. All I got was audio, no video (screen on TV was blank). TV is a VISIO HD TV (I would have to go look at the model number if you really need that). It has two HDMI ports. The Chromecast is in HDMI-1 and the BD Player is in HDMI-2. I don't have a receiver or anything else connected.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you
    Neal
    07-29-2013 06:39 PM
  2. NealJ777's Avatar
    Oh, and FWIW. These are my Cast options:



    It doesn't look like I have an option to cast the entire desktop.
    07-29-2013 06:47 PM
  3. ioo's Avatar
    I would guess flash/DRM issue.

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    07-29-2013 07:53 PM
  4. still1's Avatar
    Oh, and FWIW. These are my Cast options:

    http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps5dde545e.png

    It doesn't look like I have an option to cast the entire desktop.
    thats weird... from all the options i have seen it did incude casting the desktop.
    maybe it realized the desktop is far from chromecast that the desktop mirroring will be useless???
    07-29-2013 08:35 PM
  5. ram130's Avatar
    I have the same problem. But I have a Intel 2 Core Duo laptop. I think the extension is preventing flash video for lower spec computers. But I don't know why they don't just let it all work.
    07-29-2013 09:38 PM
  6. beck79's Avatar
    My Chromecast just arrived. I got it all setup and I tested it by sending a YouTube video from my Nexus 7. AWESOME!!!!!

    I then sent music from Google Play Music. AWESOME!!!!!

    Then I came upstairs to my desktop (Windows 7 PC 64-bit 3 GB RAM, Intel Pentium 2.80GHz) and went to NBC.COM and tried casting Revolution. I tried casting full screen. All I got was audio, no video (screen on TV was blank). TV is a VISIO HD TV (I would have to go look at the model number if you really need that). It has two HDMI ports. The Chromecast is in HDMI-1 and the BD Player is in HDMI-2. I don't have a receiver or anything else connected.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you
    Neal
    I read some where that casting will not work for websites that use flash or Silverlight(microsoft). The websites that use HTML5 works. NBC seem to be flash enabled.
    I am waiting for my chromecast so its just what I have read online.
    07-29-2013 09:53 PM
  7. NealJ777's Avatar
    Okay. Thank you for the Flash explanation.

    It also could just be that my desktop is not strong enough for Chromecast. My desktop is over five years old, which I know is antique as far as tech is concerned.
    07-30-2013 05:39 AM
  8. ioo's Avatar
    I have a more detailed explanation of why it doesnt work, and a workaround using Plex Media Server, that I will post in a FAQ thread I am compiling. Should be done in a bit.
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    07-30-2013 07:42 AM
  9. ram130's Avatar
    Funny. I saw some reviews using flashing just fine in their video. So what the hell.
    07-30-2013 10:23 AM
  10. beck79's Avatar
    Okay. Thank you for the Flash explanation.

    It also could just be that my desktop is not strong enough for Chromecast. My desktop is over five years old, which I know is antique as far as tech is concerned.
    In which case I need a new laptop, I am pretty sure my 4 yr old laptop wont be casting anything
    07-30-2013 02:01 PM
  11. NealJ777's Avatar
    In which case I need a new laptop, I am pretty sure my 4 yr old laptop wont be casting anything
    Our four year old laptop died last week. I'm using that as an excuse to get a replacement capable of Casting!

    I don't see my wife approving the purchase of a Pixel.
    07-30-2013 04:37 PM
  12. ioo's Avatar
    So I have been playing around, and it seems to me that browser casting is definitely dependent on having a fast computer and fast wifi connection.

    NBC.com works fine casting it from my quad core desktop, but my old work laptop apparently is not up to snuff as I get the blank screen and just audio, same as you.

    So it works if I set it on my desktop and then walk downstairs and watch it on my tv. Not very practical though. Playing it through Plex on my laptop is better, but not great. I changed the output in the chromecast extension to 480 and that makes it mostly watchable from the laptop.

    So I guess the answer is A) Get a faster laptop, or B) wait for Plex to add native cast support.
    NealJ777 likes this.
    07-30-2013 05:54 PM
  13. NealJ777's Avatar
    Thank you for looking into this.

    (A) Look at the post right above yours.
    07-30-2013 06:44 PM
  14. WhoMe's Avatar
    Yeah my machine is right on the edge. 2010 i3 iMac, Tab casting works pretty good, but desktop casting brings my machine to its knees. That part of this magical thing definitely is asking our machine and networks to do the heavy lifting. My little extension icon on the browser even turns orange and has a little exclamation mark...like OH ****!
    07-30-2013 09:01 PM
  15. jaredsutter's Avatar
    Google has posted spec requirements for tab casting. It comes down to this:
    HD: Gen 2 Core i5 processor clocked at 2GHz+
    SD: Core i3 processor

    My laptop has a Gen 1 Core i5 clocked at 2.3GHz. Tab casting at Extreme quality caused issues, especially when I used the computer for anything else. But casting at High quality worked really well. I haven't tried casting the desktop.
    08-01-2013 08:13 AM
  16. ram130's Avatar
    Those requirements are high. Damn, I guess i can forget tab casting any sort of video that is not html5. This sucks.
    08-02-2013 01:16 AM
  17. chapaboy's Avatar
    I have Two Chromecast. one on my room connected to the TVs USB.... the other one on the second room connected to the wall....
    The one in my second room works perfect when I Tabcast.... the one in my room USED TO WORK and last night stopped working... I think the difference is maybe the power supply coming from the TV's USB???
    I will try to connect it to the wall tonight and see what happens....

    this is driving me nuts....
    05-14-2014 02:13 PM
  18. chapaboy's Avatar
    So in case anyone is still interested.... I connected my chromecast to the wall instead the usb port on my tv.... It works normal now... Maybe there was not enough power coming from the tv usb?... Well i hope this helps somebody.
    05-15-2014 05:24 PM
  19. chapaboy's Avatar
    So the problem persisted and discovered that When I turned off the InLink option on my TV made the problem go away. So that is a feature on the Insignia Tvs that allows you control your hdmi devices that are compatible... I hope this helps.
    05-28-2014 09:51 AM

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