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Default Watch Xbmc over Chromecast through Allcast

This is a how to on getting XBMC to play over Chromecast through Allcast Player. You will be able to cast XBMC from your phone to your TV.

Step 1. Download XMBC XAF version with External Player and Install it. It will not work without this special version.

XAF Link - http://www.xbmcandroid.com/2013/05/0...ndroid-is-out/

Download and Install◾XMBC XAF Custom Build for NEON Touch Screen Devices

It downloaded with an extension of .bin It wouldn't install so I changed the extension from .bin to .apk and then it installed with no problems.

You need to run xbmc once to set up the proper folders.

Step 2. Download and Install File Manager from the Google Playstore

Step 3. Download playercorefactory.xml at https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ltd48heh3...orefactory.xml

In your sdcard, place playercorefactory.xml in the userdata folder using the following path.

/android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata/

Step 4. Download Allcast Premium App from the Google Playstore for $4.99

Step 5. Demonstration

Start Chromecast

Start XBMC - Start your show- Click the Cast Button and it automatically finds the Allcast Player and casts to the Big Screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrEZ...evdfwxzbnffukd

Good Luck
 
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This is a how to on getting XBMC to play over Chromecast through Allcast Player. You will be able to cast XBMC from your phone to your TV.

Step 1. Download XMBC XAF version with External Player and Install it. It will not work without this special version.

XAF Link - http://www.xbmcandroid.com/2013/05/0...ndroid-is-out/

Download and Install◾XMBC XAF Custom Build for NEON Touch Screen Devices

It downloaded with an extension of .bin It wouldn't install so I changed the extension from .bin to .apk and then it installed with no problems.

You need to run xbmc once to set up the proper folders.

Step 2. Download and Install File Manager from the Google Playstore

Step 3. Download playercorefactory.xml at https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ltd48heh3...orefactory.xml

In your sdcard, place playercorefactory.xml in the userdata folder using the following path.

/android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata/

Step 4. Download Allcast Premium App from the Google Playstore for $4.99

Step 5. Demonstration

Start Chromecast

Start XBMC - Start your show- Click the Cast Button and it automatically finds the Allcast Player and casts to the Big Screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrEZ...evdfwxzbnffukd

Good Luck
i didnt know you could do that
 
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Originally Posted by vibajajo64 View Post
This is a how to on getting XBMC to play over Chromecast through Allcast Player. You will be able to cast XBMC from your phone to your TV.

Step 1. Download XMBC XAF version with External Player and Install it. It will not work without this special version.

XAF Link - http://www.xbmcandroid.com/2013/05/0...ndroid-is-out/

Download and Install◾XMBC XAF Custom Build for NEON Touch Screen Devices

It downloaded with an extension of .bin It wouldn't install so I changed the extension from .bin to .apk and then it installed with no problems.

You need to run xbmc once to set up the proper folders.

Step 2. Download and Install File Manager from the Google Playstore

Step 3. Download playercorefactory.xml at https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ltd48heh3...orefactory.xml

In your sdcard, place playercorefactory.xml in the userdata folder using the following path.

/android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata/

Step 4. Download Allcast Premium App from the Google Playstore for $4.99

Step 5. Demonstration

Start Chromecast

Start XBMC - Start your show- Click the Cast Button and it automatically finds the Allcast Player and casts to the Big Screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrEZ...evdfwxzbnffukd

Good Luck

Thanks for this. It keeps crashing on me though. Using a nexus 5 on kit kat, newest google play services.

google play services crashes every time.
xbmc crashes occasionally.
allcast crashes occasionally.
i've never successfully streamed with this method you suggested. any help?
 
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Thanks for this. It keeps crashing on me though. Using a nexus 5 on kit kat, newest google play services.
google play services crashes every time.
xbmc crashes occasionally.
allcast crashes occasionally.

i've never successfully streamed with this method you suggested. any help?
I am trying to stream from a Nexus 7( 2013) with the exact same results.
google play services crashes every time.
xbmc crashes occasionally.
allcast crashes occasionally.

Anyone have any suggestions
 
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I got it working on both my nexus 5 (stock) and nexus 7 (cm11) using Avia rather than all cast!

Sent from my Nexus 5 using xda app-developers app
 
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I plan on picking up a Chromecast tonight to try this. Just curious - what's the benefit of installing the XAF version vs the official version? I noticed the XAF version was last updated in May 2013 whereas I can get a nightly build of the official released a few days ago.
 
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I plan on picking up a Chromecast tonight to try this. Just curious - what's the benefit of installing the XAF version vs the official version? I noticed the XAF version was last updated in May 2013 whereas I can get a nightly build of the official released a few days ago.
I don't know. But, with Avia, I am using the nightly.
 
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Thanks for this. It keeps crashing on me though. Using a nexus 5 on kit kat, newest google play services.

google play services crashes every time.
xbmc crashes occasionally.
allcast crashes occasionally.
i've never successfully streamed with this method you suggested. any help?
same thing happening to me
avia just says "this file type is not supported"

EDIT: seems i finally got a file to play through AVIA

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