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By rajanikanthr, Junior Member on 30th July 2013, 08:16 AM
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31st July 2013, 05:12 PM |#11  
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Any idea why I can't play avi files in browser? I installed both DivX Plus Web Player, and VLC Web Plugin. I had to disable Quicktime plugin to get MPG, and at this point I seem to have everything (mpg, mp4, mkv, ...) but avi. I see the the avi file extension is listed under the MIME type for VLC plugin, bug chrome still just downloads it. My chromecast gets here today or tomorrow, any ideas about how to get chrome to just play the file?
Also, along the same line of thinking. How can I identify which plugin is playing a given file?
 
 
31st July 2013, 07:51 PM |#12  
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Drag and drop works just fine too..
31st July 2013, 08:25 PM |#13  
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nice to know you can cast local files. Anyone tried casting video from ubuntu?
31st July 2013, 09:06 PM |#14  
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No audio in chrome when playing local files
I know that i am not the first person to experience this but i have not been able to find a solution. When playing an MKV file i have no way in getting any audio out of it at all. Not from my laptop and not from my chrome cast. Nothing at all I have a little slash through the audio speaker that wont go away!
31st July 2013, 11:34 PM |#15  
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can't stop loving my chromecast .. only issue is 720p setting in chrome browser is kinda lagging so switched to 480p , thats ok for now

There's an option for 720p in chrome browser?

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31st July 2013, 11:48 PM |#16  
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I know that i am not the first person to experience this but i have not been able to find a solution. When playing an MKV file i have no way in getting any audio out of it at all. Not from my laptop and not from my chrome cast. Nothing at all I have a little slash through the audio speaker that wont go away!

If the audio is DTS or AC3 it won't play through Chrome. I believe AAC and MP3 will play. To avoid re-encoding your videos I would recommend installing plex and using their Web view to play the videos, it will transcode the video/audio on the fly and cast that way

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1st August 2013, 01:04 PM |#17  
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I know that i am not the first person to experience this but i have not been able to find a solution. When playing an MKV file i have no way in getting any audio out of it at all. Not from my laptop and not from my chrome cast. Nothing at all I have a little slash through the audio speaker that wont go away!


Have you checked the mkv files for Compressed Headers? I had this problem, with trying to play mkv files in my theater+. I used a tool called mkvmerge to remove the compressed headers. That fixed my issue.
2nd August 2013, 12:07 AM |#18  
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Plex works for .avi and mkv fils.
Plex works for .avi and mkv fils.

Using it now.

Just set up Plex Media Server.
4th August 2013, 12:58 AM |#19  
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Plex works for .avi and mkv fils.

Using it now.

Just set up Plex Media Server.

PLEX is not working. If you did get it to work, please go into more detail in how you pulled it off. Simply installing the software does nothing and it is so unstable that trying to do anything with the software causes it to lock up.
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How can I change audio source and choose subtitles, when playing an MKV file in chrome browser?

I've tried to search for a plugin or extension, but couldn't find one.

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5th August 2013, 06:58 PM |#21  
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PLEX is not working. If you did get it to work, please go into more detail in how you pulled it off. Simply installing the software does nothing and it is so unstable that trying to do anything with the software causes it to lock up.

Make sure you install the myPlex extension on Chrome.

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