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Q: any chance of streaming from local pc but use my phone to control?

21st August 2014, 01:55 PM |#1  
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There have been many great apps to stream local media on PC/laptop to chromecast. But what if the PC is not in the same room with your TV?

I have got a laptop upfloor connected to the network with cable (can connect to wifi if necessary), so I don't want to carry it everytime I want to cast something, or going upstairs to pause and resume playback. Is either one of the following scenario achievable?

1. run some kind of server on my laptop so I can access the media using my phone, then I use my phone to cast media(local on laptop) to chromecast.

2. cast the media from laptop with chrome browser, but then use my android phone to do simple playback control, e.g. pause, resume, fast forward the video.

Any chance a combination of server + app can do that?
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Check videostream extension for chrome and videostream app to ocntrol playback
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Plex is great for this too
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There are 999 thousand ways to do this
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I prefer using BubbleUPnP. Just google it.
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I am using XBMC media server on my pc and Yatse as a remote control for xbmc on my phone. This setup supports among others Chromecast.
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