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WP8, Plex, & chromecast help!

OP jms_209

23rd April 2014, 04:20 AM   |  #1  
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So I tried to stream local mp4 480p video via browser to chromecast.
It lags really bad, I heard sound, but mostly stuttering/stuck picture.
30mbs internet.

I don't have an android phone.....
Also pretty sure the Plex app for WP8,does not support casting.
Don't want to waste $5 on the app.

So I install plex media server on PC,install $5 app on phone, and use phone to cast video?
Not sure if I understand right....

Can't I just cast from my pc/plex server? Seems that they just want money,so i'm forced to use the app even though it's extra steps.
23rd April 2014, 04:39 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by jms_209

So I tried to stream local mp4 480p video via browser to chromecast.
It lags really bad, I heard sound, but mostly stuttering/stuck picture.
30mbs internet.

I don't have an android phone.....
Also pretty sure the Plex app for WP8,does not support casting.
Don't want to waste $5 on the app.

So I install plex media server on PC,install $5 app on phone, and use phone to cast video?
Not sure if I understand right....

Can't I just cast from my pc/plex server? Seems that they just want money,so i'm forced to use the app even though it's extra steps.

You can but you need to use the Plex.tv website to send to the CCast.

The Local version you see from Media Manager does not support casting to CCast. They Claim google won't allow it but I can't see any real reason for that to be true...
23rd April 2014, 05:12 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Asphyx

You can but you need to use the Plex.tv website to send to the CCast.

The Local version you see from Media Manager does not support casting to CCast. They Claim google won't allow it but I can't see any real reason for that to be true...

Tried Chromecast video. That works.
Tried a 720p video and it played, but buffered a bit. no skipping.
lower bitrate video should be better.

I'll try some other videos.
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