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Video_TS folders on Chromecast

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3rd March 2014, 12:43 AM   |  #1  
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The subject is my question. Is there anyway to play a video_ts folder on chromecast? I have a bunch of video_ts folders from some dvds I have that are currently on my media server. I'd like to play them onto the chromecast. Any chance of this? I am I going to have to rip them all to another format and play through plex (like I'm doing with many other movies right now)
3rd March 2014, 03:50 AM   |  #2  
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Chromecast can only play H.264 encoded videos (mp4).
https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media

You would need to covert your DVD's to a mp4 video file.

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I managed to play it, transcoded with BubbleUPnP server
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So I need to install bubbleupnp server on my media drive comoyter and it should work?

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So I need to install bubbleupnp server on my media drive comoyter and it should work?

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Two options:
You need to encode your videos to a CC compatible format with the likes of Handbrake. Or install a server like Plex/Bubble onto a machine that is transcode on the fly capable. Being that you're doing Video_TS your server will need quite the beefy processor afaik. Either way though, I recommend setting up a media server (Plex fan here).
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I managed to play it, transcoded with BubbleUPnP server

Could you describe how you got your VIDEO_TS folders visible?
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Could you describe how you got your VIDEO_TS folders visible?


I agree with this...I can't see the folders at all...I have taken to converting them all to mp4 files for now, but if I could play the native VIDEO_TS folder files that would be best.
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Could you describe how you got your VIDEO_TS folders visible?

Plex library browsed in BubbleUPnP, drilled down through the folder until I've got to the video files

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