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Chromecast playing MKV through browser with sound

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Default Chromecast playing MKV through browser with sound

I thought MKV wouldn't cast with sound?

I am playing MKV through a chromecast tab and casting it with sound, maybe I got a lucky file?

Or maybe because I installed the DivX Plugin from Here
 
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[QUOTE=MadBob;46602077]I thought MKV wouldn't cast with sound?

I am playing MKV through a chromecast tab and casting it with sound, maybe I got a lucky file?

Or maybe because I installed the DivX Web Plugin from here

your link isn't working
 
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How did you fix it? I get the same symptom with the VLC plugin. Is it better with the DivX plugin? More importantly, can you select audio tracks with the DivX plugin?
 
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How did you fix it? I get the same symptom with the VLC plugin. Is it better with the DivX plugin? More importantly, can you select audio tracks with the DivX plugin?
no idea what symptom you are talking about, i fixed the link in my first post to point at the correct url
 
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Ok

I was talking about the no-sound symptom.

Well, I tried installing the DivX plugin and disabling the VLC plugin. Doesn't do me any good, I still get no sound.

But here's something I don't understand: if I disable both and VLC plugin and the DivX plugin (and the Quicktime plugin, and any other plugin that lists video MIME/file types), the mkv file still plays in a player window that looks exactly the same. Chrome's plugin infrastructure seems very poorly implemented and very poorly documented - it's hard to control which plugin plays a file or even to tell which plugin is responsible for playing it. I was able to get mpeg files (and other video files masquerading as mpeg) to play by disabling the Quicktime plugin, but now I'm not sure if the VLC plugin or DivX plugins are doing anything.
 
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I have neither plugin but now Chrome will play an mkv file whereas before ( earlier vs of Chrome? ) it would only download it. However, it will not cast, only a black screen appears on the TV. Time to experiment I guess.

EDIT: That plugin changes your default search engine to "Conduit" and you cannot unselect that choice. I hope I can deselect it through normal procedure. I don't like it though.

EDIT: No joy, just a grey screen.
 
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I've always been able to play mkv. The only files I can play are mkv and some mp4. Nothing else.
 
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I can't play mkv's with sound, very strange some people can and some can't.
 
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I installed plex media server fixed the no sound with mkvs

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