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Chromecast N7 2013 and mobile tethering.

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Default Chromecast N7 2013 and mobile tethering.

My setup:
No ISP, using T-Mobile Unlimited 4G LTE as my main source for interwebs at home. Proxy for tethering = Unlimited Tether.
Chromecast goes through tethering as does my Nexus 7 2013.

My goal: Stream ANY video file from my tablet and possibly stream/mirror from the tablet using unorthodox methods. Without a laptop present.
My idea: Complete Linux Installer, Ubuntu 13.10 with Chrome Browser with java and VideoStream extension.

What I have tested so far:
1) Chromium will not support videostream, or vice versa, I do not currently know if I can force install the extension.
2) Cannot install chrome using traditional apt-get command as it will not let me load the repository. Getting a GPG error.
3) Cannot install chrome using .deb file because I can't even force architecture to allow it to run since i'm on armhf.
4) Can't install wine ppa/wine to emulate windows chrome to allow extension to be installed.

Conclusion: It probably can't be done, but I'm only so brilliant and there may be ways to do things I am unaware of.

This isn't a request for help so much as me explaining what I've done so far to escape the chromecast from being tethered to a PC for full funcionality.

Here's hoping the videostream team will make an android app and eliminate half of my battle, here's hoping we get the ability to stream/playback more file types natively one day. For now i'll stick to stream-tv and not complain for the price.
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What tablet do you have?

The limiting factor isn't so much what the tablet's running rather than the horsepower needed to convert incompatible media to Chromecast-compatible format.

If you can screen mirror your N7 (currently requires development Chromecast in Spain or rooted Chromecast running latest Eureka-ROM, and compatible device to mirror - I believe N7 2013 fits that), then it might just work.
Chromecast threads: FAQ - READ THIS FIRST! / Rootable Serial Numbers | Root Mini-FAQ | FlashCast flashing Mini-FAQ
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