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27th March 2014, 12:51 AM |#1  
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Using a hybrid version of previous XBMC Chromecast solutions, all file types can now be watched on the Chromecast from Computer. This is without a doubt the best FREE computer XBMC solution available.

Instructional Video -

Nothing will work if you don't have chrome.exe and vlc.exe in these exact directories.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe

You also need to know the local ip address of your computer and the port which for me is

Step 1. Go into Chrome Browser and add the Google Cast Extension at

Step 2. Download and install XBMC Windows version 12.3 Frodo at

Step 3. Download modified for chrome playercorefactory.xml at

Place modified for chrome playercorefactory.xml in the system folder using the following path.
C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC\system\

Step 4. Download the VLC Player 64 Bit Version

Setup Vlc Player - 64 Bit
1.)Tools...Preferences....Show Settings-All....Interface....Main Interface.....Click Web so it's Checkmarked.
2.)Click little arrow to the left of Interface, Click Lua and enter a password.

Step 5. Download the flv.exe file.

Step 6. Demonstration
Start Chromecast
Start XBMC
Start your show - Click the Cast Button. If the video is in .mp4 or .mkv format, the Chrome Browser should automatically play the video and allow you to cast to your Television.
If the video is in .flv format, Chrome will try to download the file. Stop the download. You will now need the flv.exe file. This flv.exe file lets you transcode the video using VLC and then plays the Video over your local network through Vidcast.
So copy the video link from chrome address bar and close chrome browser. Start the flv.exe which will ask you for the video link which you can paste into the text box and also for your Local Ip Address:Port
The flv.exe will open VLC and begin to transcode the video and also reopen the chrome browser with your network address ready to go. Wait for the transcoding line to start moving in VLC Player and then hit enter on the chrome browser to start the stream and lastly hit the chromecast streaming button. The Video should now begin to play on the Television.

Good Luck!
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