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By petardun, Junior Member on 10th December 2015, 11:43 AM
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Hey guys, i'm looking for best android apps to stream videos to chromecast. The problem is that most of them only support mp4 files. I found only one that supports all file formats, it transcodes the file on the fly on your phone and streams directly to chromecast. its called Megacast. Does anyone know anything similar?
 
 
11th December 2015, 12:16 AM |#2  
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I usually just stream from es file explorer

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11th December 2015, 01:11 AM |#3  
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BubbleUPNP and Localcast

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15th December 2015, 12:06 AM |#4  
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Yeah bubbleupnp is q pretty solid app, especially with transcoding for Chromecast.

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4th January 2016, 06:31 AM |#5  
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Whats the difference compared to screen mirroring? At least compared with ES Chromecast Player the screen mirroring runs much smoother.
5th January 2016, 08:00 PM |#6  
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Solid Explorer is IMO by far the best I have used. Plays anything from anywhere. 1080p is laggy, but everything else I throw at it works fine. Streaming from phone, NAS and ftp...

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6th January 2016, 06:21 AM |#7  
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I think people are missing the point of the question about transcoding. While there are many good Chromecast-enabled video players on Android (e.g., Avia, AllCast, BubbleUPnP, LocalCast, Plex, AllConnect being just the few that I have on my tablet), mostly they don't support on-the-fly transcoding because phone processors simply aren't up to handling the task smoothly yet, and it would drain battery power at an alarming rate if they could. Some like Plex and BubbleUPnP support transcoding using a remote server. But really it's easier just to transcode all your videos to a common mp4 format that's compatible with everything instead of worrying about on-the-fly transcoding.
7th January 2016, 01:23 AM |#8  
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I think people are missing the point of the question about transcoding. While there are many good Chromecast-enabled video players on Android (e.g., Avia, AllCast, BubbleUPnP, LocalCast, Plex, AllConnect being just the few that I have on my tablet), mostly they don't support on-the-fly transcoding because phone processors simply aren't up to handling the task smoothly yet, and it would drain battery power at an alarming rate if they could. Some like Plex and BubbleUPnP support transcoding using a remote server. But really it's easier just to transcode all your videos to a common mp4 format that's compatible with everything instead of worrying about on-the-fly transcoding.

Sometimes, just the audio track of videos must be transcoded (DTS, AC3) and Android devices are powerful enough for this task (which BubbleUPnP can perform locally).
17th January 2016, 02:29 PM |#9  
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There are lots of chromecast apps available over the web which you can install on your device. But I find an amazing list of best chromecast apps android. Why don't you check it out.
5th February 2016, 07:44 PM |#10  
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I like this one:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.Mobile&hl=nl
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