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Any way to force streaming instead of screen mirroring?

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By Jeffrey_L, Member on 21st October 2019, 11:07 PM
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I often use Chrome to cast a video stream to my Chromecast. I am playing with a Win 10 laptop to a TV with the Chromecast plugged into it.

Sometimes, it comes through as screen mirroring (the video plays on both laptop and TV) and sometimes it casts directly through the Chromecast (the laptop switches to show a message that the video is casting, and the video only plays on the TV). I cannot figure out what triggers screen mirroring vs direct streaming through the Chromecast. Sometimes it will stream directly and then suddenly switch back to mirroring on the same video stream.

I would prefer to have the video stream directly through the Chromecast. The picture quality is better, less chance of audio lag, and less stuttering. Also, the laptop does not have to do all the work of rendering the video so it saves quite a bit on battery.

Anybody know how if there are ways to control this?
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