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Default Cast XBMC from Computer over Chromecast through Avia Player to TV

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I've found a way to stream XBMC from the computer through Chromecast using Avia Player to the TV. It seems a little complicated but it's really not. You can either use the Instructions below or watch the Tutorial Video from You Tube. http://youtu.be/NCgP0r5Dvp8

Step 1. Download and Install Blue Stacks at http://www.bluestacks.com/

Step 2. 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 NON-NEON Touch Screen Devices

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

Important: Before continuing, you need to run xbmc once immediately after installing in order
to create the .xbmc folder preceding /userdata in the following path. Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata/

Step 3. Start Blue Stacks and download File Manager from the Playstore within Blue Stacks.

Step 4. Download playercorefactory.xml at http://www.mediafire.com/view/a3y3by...orefactory.xml

Save playercorefactory.xml to C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\SharedFolder\

Open File Manager in Blue Stacks. Go to

Home/bstfolder/BstSharedFolder/Playercorefactory.xml

Click Multi, highlight the playercorefactory.xml and then hit Move

Paste playercorefactory.xml to

Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata/

Step 5. Download Avia Player from the Google Playstore within BlueStacks for free. You will need to go into Settings of the Avia Player and unlock the Chromecast Add-on for $2.99.

Step 6. Start Chromecast

Start XBMC - Start your show- Click the Cast Button and it automatically finds Avia Player and casts from the computer to the Big Screen.
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Are you able to add own repositories in this custom version?I don't see an option to add video add on from zip

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Aamir, you can just change the skin to confluence in appearances. You should now be allowed to install from zip just like on the PC.
 
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Silly question, but for my macbook how do I get the .apk xbmc file to install?
I'm trying to upload it into bluestacks via dropbox, but that seems more complicated than necessary.

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I am confused with this. I been looking everywhere to get my answer. I already have xbmc installed on my PC. How do I get my XBMC thats installed on my C drive not bluestacks to cast to chromecast?
 
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I am confused with this. I been looking everywhere to get my answer. I already have xbmc installed on my PC. How do I get my XBMC thats installed on my C drive not bluestacks to cast to chromecast?
Not possible yet and when I suggested this feature over at XBMC I got the lame answer
"We already support DLNA and UPnP why do we need to support yet another protocol...."

I do believe there are some XBMC apps that will let you send to DLNA targets so I suppose once someone creates an app that will make CCast into a DLNA target or Google adds a DLNA Renderer to the default screen you won't see this functionality from the XBMC crew.

Although Maybe Gotham release (whenever that happens) will change things.
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Not possible yet and when I suggested this feature over at XBMC I got the lame answer
"We already support DLNA and UPnP why do we need to support yet another protocol...."

I do believe there are some XBMC apps that will let you send to DLNA targets so I suppose once someone creates an app that will make CCast into a DLNA target or Google adds a DLNA Renderer to the default screen you won't see this functionality from the XBMC crew.

Although Maybe Gotham release (whenever that happens) will change things.
Gotcha. So if I install xbmc on blue stacks will it read my other hard drives on my PC for TV shows and movies

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Hi,

It's easy to watch Xbmc Channels in your Chromecast Browser. You just need the Google Cast Extension and the correct playercorefactoryfile.xml. I made a video with detailed instructions and it's really simple. Type the following in either Youtube or Google and it will take you to the video. You can even watch live sports this way.


Cast XBMC from Chrome Browser - Free!!! Live Sports!!!
 
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Gotcha. So if I install xbmc on blue stacks will it read my other hard drives on my PC for TV shows and movies
I'm not entirely sure (I have Blue Stacks but not XBMC installed).

I'm uncertain how much of the PC file system is exposed to BStacks or XBMC because I was under the impression that BStacks was running more as a VM machine as opposed to a native program with direct access to the filesystem (That may be a technically inaccurate description on my part)

If it does see everything the PC can see then I suspect it would be seen from XBMC and not BStacks specifically because I don't see any way to map PC drives in BStacks other than the normal Apps you would use on Android for SMB Mapping.
 
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I don't have an Android folder in BlueStacks...
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