1. limdoug's Avatar
    Hi,

    I saw this at Droid-life, but for the life of me can't get it to work. When I put the file address into the address bar, it just starts downloading the file. Any one know what I'm doing wrong?

    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07/25...gh-chromecast/

    Thanks.
    07-26-2013 04:34 PM
  2. ioo's Avatar
    using your laptop and chrome browser?

    If your trying using a phone, you will need to wait for the functionality to be added to an app like mx player
    07-26-2013 05:07 PM
  3. limdoug's Avatar
    I'm using my desktop computer and the chrome browser.

    using your laptop and chrome browser?

    If your trying using a phone, you will need to wait for the functionality to be added to an app like mx player
    07-26-2013 05:16 PM
  4. ioo's Avatar
    whats the file type?

    Chrome browser has to recognize it as a media file and know what type of media player to play it with.
    07-26-2013 05:38 PM
  5. junglejunkie's Avatar
    Just paste the full file path in Chrome (ie "C:\filename.extension") and select the file then hit the cast button. I have tried it with .mp4 with no problems what so ever. Even 3D content played flawlessly.
    I did have to drop the output down to 480P from 720P to get smooth playback, but hey...it is still a beta feature.
    Definitely worth the $35!!!
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    07-26-2013 09:09 PM
  6. limdoug's Avatar
    tried it with an avi, mpg, or mkv...all just start downloading.

    Just paste the full file path in Chrome (ie "C:\filename.extension") and select the file then hit the cast button. I have tried it with .mp4 with no problems what so ever. Even 3D content played flawlessly.
    I did have to drop the output down to 480P from 720P to get smooth playback, but hey...it is still a beta feature.
    Definitely worth the $35!!!
    07-27-2013 12:01 AM
  7. ioo's Avatar
    works fine for me
    07-27-2013 12:23 AM
  8. dcastillo's Avatar
    My guess is there's a setting in Chrome that tells it whether to play a file in the browser or down load it...

    Posted by a Nexus
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    07-27-2013 08:28 AM
  9. Zeeshan Bakhrani's Avatar
    If you download Divx web player, you can play MKVs through chrome and audio will still work.
    07-27-2013 08:58 AM
  10. mrfett79's Avatar
    I tried using the ctrl+O to get the window to open where you can navigate to the video location and double click on the video. It will play on both the computer and the Chromecast. It looks like you have to mirror your computer while streaming unlike using a tablet or phone where you can do other thinks while playing the video.
    07-27-2013 02:46 PM
  11. dss2000's Avatar
    It would be nice if they supported playing local video files directly to the Chromecast rather than have to use your computer to decode and broadcast it to the Chromecast. I have my video files stored on a Drobo NAS and wish there would be an app like Youtube where is sets up the connection and then passes it off your device. You could have your whole video collection on the NAS and then using the tablet or phone as a remote stream videos to any TV with Chromecast in your house. Maybe Google will support this in version 2.0.
    07-27-2013 04:30 PM
  12. Jeremiah Overton's Avatar
    tried it with an avi, mpg, or mkv...all just start downloading.
    I am having the same issue; it's odd. I don't see any specific settings in Chrome that tell it to download instead of opening the files.

    I've tried dragging it to the address bar, to the main frame, and I've tried ctrl+o. None of them work.

    I've also tried it on two different computers, both have the same issue.
    07-28-2013 03:19 PM
  13. ckidwell20's Avatar
    I was having the same problem. I have been playing .mp4 files without issue, but the .avi files I have stored locally just try to download. I have been converting videos on my computer with handbrake from avi to mp4.
    07-28-2013 04:15 PM
  14. Jeremiah Overton's Avatar
    Ah, look at that. The MP4's totally work. All of the videos I tried must have been avi's.

    Thanks!

    I was having the same problem. I have been playing .mp4 files without issue, but the .avi files I have stored locally just try to download. I have been converting videos on my computer with handbrake from avi to mp4.
    07-28-2013 06:18 PM
  15. lostchild's Avatar
    Well, you could play anything using any video player with the Chromecast Desktop full screen cast, but you just don't get any audio right now.
    07-28-2013 09:25 PM
  16. whitenack's Avatar
    Is there any way to get Chrome to play a TiVo file?
    07-30-2013 09:13 AM
  17. Liquidretro's Avatar
    If Chrome desktop won't play it without local plugsins (Think quicktime) then the Chromecast wont play it. I would not be surprised if the .tivo format has DRM on it.
    07-30-2013 09:23 AM
  18. whitenack's Avatar
    Yeah, I can transfer it to my desktop via the Tivo windows program, but when I drag and drop into Chrome it just downloads it instead of plays. Tivo has DRM on some of their shows, but most of the programming that I watch is not.
    07-30-2013 09:45 AM
  19. dss2000's Avatar
    If your rooted with Cyanogenmod you can stream from many media sources: http://phandroid.com/2013/08/09/cyanogenmod-chromecast/

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-09-2013 12:12 PM
  20. John Boysen's Avatar
    Ok I have tried this but all it does is download the movie... what the heck am I doing wrong.
    11-24-2013 07:29 AM

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