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Default All cast .avi video support from my android

I'm finding that I can't cast .avi files with Allcast. Will there's be any support? Mp4 files are tye only vireo types I see. Further more, I've tried a lot of other cast apps for .avi files on my android nexus 7 and they just give a black screen and broken audio. Anyone had any success? Do tell! :P

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I'm finding that I can't cast .avi files with Allcast. Will there's be any support? Mp4 files are tye only vireo types I see. Further more, I've tried a lot of other cast apps for .avi files on my android nexus 7 and they just give a black screen and broken audio. Anyone had any success? Do tell! :P
Most AVI files do not contain MPEG-4 video (AVI is a container like MKV and MOV), so they would require some kind of transcoding which is heavy for a mobile processor.
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AVI is well known as a multimedia container format and still takes up a large proportion among the famous video formats just like MP4, MOV, and WMV today. Unfortunately, such a popular format is unsupported by Android Phones or Tablets so far. According to Android Official Website, only MP4, 3GP, MKV, WebM are the compatible formats with Android. Is it impossible to play AVI on Android? No, of course not. There is still a silver lining - convert AVI to Android supported formats for playback with Mod Edit: commercial software removed.
 
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.avi hasn't historically hasnt been the go to format for high quality or HD sources with h.264 or h.265 encoding. Besides mp4, mkv supports this so look for this format to become the norm moving forward, .avi is a bit of a dying format.
 
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Not casting from local media on the device, but Plex Media Server + Plex App handles transcoding and casting of my old collection of DivX and Xvid encoded .AVIs (hosted on the Media Server) with no issues. Still slowly running them through Handbrake to a Chromecast native format though.
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