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1st May 2014, 04:27 PM   |  #1  
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I'm writing an extension to send various contents from the web to the chromecast. If you are brave enough you can give it a try.

Update 0.8 (the new version is taking shape)
Major changes: new name. : )
Minor changes: the UI is more conventional but is the result of the code simplification and allows avoiding some operations, like javascript injections.

To install the extension you have to drag and drop the crx file in the extensions tab (chrome://extensions)
If you use the stable channel of chrome, google will likely block the extension soon after the first restart of the browser. In that case, to use it further, I suggest installing chrome canary.

dropbox link: goo.gl/kgatdZ

PS: forgive my English
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7th May 2014, 04:24 PM   |  #2  
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Iíve written a chrome extension I use to send various contents from the web to the chromecast. If you are brave enough you can give it a try.

To install the extension you have to drag and drop the crx file in the extensions tab (chrome://extensions)

dropbox link: goo.gl/kgatdZ

PS: forgive my English

What does it do more than google cast?
7th May 2014, 07:59 PM   |  #3  
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What does it do more than google cast?

Basically it forces the use of the cast API so your pc wonít act as the server of the video but only as the remote controller, mimic the behavior of youtube in websites that donít support chromecast.
7th May 2014, 09:21 PM   |  #4  
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Basically it forces the use of the cast API so your pc wonít act as the server of the video but only as the remote controller, mimic the behavior of youtube in websites that donít support chromecast.

Does that have any advantages? I notice that often, casting the entire tab of a screen playing a video makes it tough on my Chromecast whereas the Youtube implementation works pretty smoothly. Does using your version make it smoother?
7th May 2014, 11:00 PM   |  #5  
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Does that have any advantages? I notice that often, casting the entire tab of a screen playing a video makes it tough on my Chromecast whereas the Youtube implementation works pretty smoothly. Does using your version make it smoother?

It should, as the extension is telling Chromecast to go grab the media directly, rather than your PC trying to encode from the screen and send the (re)encoded video to Chromecast.
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8th May 2014, 11:11 PM   |  #6  
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Did anyone try it ?
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its working good
but i also have to have the cc extensionn running to cast directly to cc
would be nice if that is automatic
10th May 2014, 08:34 PM   |  #8  
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I tried at yify.tv, doesn't work, extension always fail to transfer source to chromecast with the red ! sign on the extension icon.
11th May 2014, 11:08 AM   |  #9  
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I tried at yify.tv, doesn't work, extension always fail to transfer source to chromecast with the red ! sign on the extension icon.

Unfortunately youíre right, Iíve never had to deal with video urls like theirs. There are many things that need to be improved, i hope to find the time
11th May 2014, 01:51 PM   |  #10  
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Awesome extension... exactly what i was looking for... my mother just has an old slow laptop n with this extension streaming simple flash streams works like a charm. With google cast its realy realy laggy.. so thnx n keep on working

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