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[Emulator][Unnoficial] Leapcast the Chromecast Emulator All-In-One File

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8th June 2014, 12:41 PM   |  #1  
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After several hours of tinkering and editing, I think I've finally managed to make an easy way to emulate a Chromecast on your PC. Iv'e only worked on x64 based systems so far, but I'll do x32 if anyone needs it. All you have to do is download the file, place it on your desktop (or it won't work), extract the .tar (don't make a new folder) and follow the directions in INSTALL.txt. It shouldn't require any extra files except Google Chrome, but if it does or you have any other errors or advice, feedback is very appreciated.


I take no responsibility for any damages done by this. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Leapcast is the property of dz0ny at GitHub, not me. All I did was make an all-in-one install script.
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8th June 2014, 07:59 PM   |  #2  
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I already have Python installed....Can I just run the Bat file?
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Error running LeapCast.bat
I completed the installation but when I run LeapCast.bat got this error (see the image)

Edit: I found the problem, I need to Edit "PATH" environment variable to include this "C:\Python27" and this "C:\Python27\Scripts".

Good job!!!!

Only youtube detected the leapcast, I check Plex, Avia, Crackle and Allcast and they don't.
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9th June 2014, 06:18 PM   |  #4  
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I completed the installation but when I run LeapCast.bat got this error (see the image)

Edit: I found the problem, I need to Edit "PATH" environment variable to include this "C:\Python27" and this "C:\Python27\Scripts".

Good job!!!!

Only youtube detected the leapcast, I check Plex, Avia, Crackle and Allcast and they don't.

It's probably an error in my install script. It should have edited your PATH automatically, so I'll look into it. The compatibility problem is probably just an issue with the emulator itself. I'll keep an eye on the github page and update this as soon as its available. Thanks for the feedback!

Did you use the Chromecast app on your phone/tablet to detect it before you tried the other apps?
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I already have Python installed....Can I just run the Bat file?

That's part of what the script does. If you want, you can ignore the basic Python install if you specifically have Python 2.7.5 installed, but you definitely need to let setuptools and pip install. Won't work without them I'm afraid. Thanks for the feedback!
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That's part of what the script does. If you want, you can ignore the basic Python install if you specifically have Python 2.7.5 installed, but you definitely need to let setuptools and pip install. Won't work without them I'm afraid. Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks Kind of what I expected....Will try this later tonite
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Thanks for the effort!

Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work. The .bat file it leaves on the desktop has a strange trailing ascii-character, but it still doesn't run correctly even after you remove it. I don't know why you would run it from desktop anyway rather than c:\python27\scripts anyway... It should run from anywhere if the PATH is set correctly, but this script didn't seem to do that. Finally, it would be smarter to use the .vbs provided by the leapcast dev instead of your errant .bat on the desktop. Again though, thanks for the attempt.

It would be great if someone could put together a full install using install-shield and all, or at least a working batch script that has been tested on a fresh install of WinXP/Win7/Win8.1 Maybe I will try to.


NOTE: If this works for others, please let us know, but I am fairly certain it has at least a few minor errors preventing it from working by following the instructions alone.

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