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6th June 2014, 07:24 AM |#21  
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Just updated to pro to hopefully help with Chromecast development.

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7th June 2014, 05:41 AM |#22  
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One major problem I forsee happening is that no device out there is powerful enough to transcode and subsequently cast 10bit 1080p video. Though that hardware spec limitation will probably disappear within 1 or 2 generations of phone microprocessors (I hope!).
7th June 2014, 08:40 PM |#23  
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One major problem I forsee happening is that no device out there is powerful enough to transcode and subsequently cast 10bit 1080p video. Though that hardware spec limitation will probably disappear within 1 or 2 generations of phone microprocessors (I hope!).

Yeah, ok, right, nice and all, but... Can we hope for a release BEFORE 1 or 2 generations ?
8th June 2014, 12:38 AM |#24  
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One major problem I forsee happening is that no device out there is powerful enough to transcode and subsequently cast 10bit 1080p video. Though that hardware spec limitation will probably disappear within 1 or 2 generations of phone microprocessors (I hope!).

While this is true you forget that newer formats will also come within 1 or 2 generations. There is already talk of adopting H265 encoding for video, and we also have resolutions such as 4k becoming more commonplace. It's a constant have if catch up if you want to watch the best available.
8th June 2014, 07:18 PM |#25  
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New formats will definitely be out of the question, but the thing is even current format transcode (H264 Hi10p) might not be possible. I'm not sure how efficient the developer can make 8-bit transcode, and/or whether he can get GPU assistance for that.
9th June 2014, 09:03 PM |#26  
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But how does netflix does it?
13th June 2014, 07:28 AM |#27  
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But how does netflix does it?

First of all, Netflix doesn't use 10-bit video; they use 8-bit video. Second of all, the video container is probably in a supported format, such as .mp4. Third, since it's a supported format, it can be directly "cast" to the Chromecast dongle, meaning there is no need for transcode and the dongle itself can decode it, since it's a supported format.
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I have been holding back from getting a chromecast for ages, figured that by this point lots of apps would be supported and even entire mirroring would be a viable option. Such a shame that this isn't the case. I am really looking forward to seeing progression and if beta testers are required at all I will be first in line.

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17th June 2014, 12:59 AM |#29  
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I have been holding back from getting a chromecast for ages, figured that by this point lots of apps would be supported and even entire mirroring would be a viable option. Such a shame that this isn't the case. I am really looking forward to seeing progression and if beta testers are required at all I will be first in line.

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Unfortunately, Chromecast doesn't support Miracast (yet?), so that's out of the question for now. However, there are comparable devices that do support Miracast, and can be bought for very reasonable prices via eBay and such.
17th June 2014, 02:13 AM |#30  
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Is it so difficulty or impossible for the MX Player in a high end device to stream or mirror directly to the Chromecast ?
17th June 2014, 02:29 AM |#31  
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Mirroring is not done by an app; it's done by the OS. Chromecast at the moment does not support Miracast (mirroring).

Casting video to Chromecast is done by an app. There are several apps out there that already cast to Chromecast (BubbleUPnP, AllCast, etc), but since there is no transcoding, it means that only video formats supported by the Chromecast dongle can be played.

The MX Player developer is trying to make all videos playable via Chromecast, by transcoding the video first before casting. This requires a powerful enough device to be able to do it. It's definitely possible.
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