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By ermacwins, Senior Member on 6th April 2014, 01:01 PM
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Am I correct in thinking there is no video play with chromecast push support? I.e. MX Player, you are watching video on phone then you press cast button?

Not possible or just no app has done it yet?
 
 
6th April 2014, 02:22 PM |#2  
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Avia has paid ($2.99) CC support.

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6th April 2014, 02:43 PM |#3  
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There is an app called y2cast which can cast videos to the Chromecast together with an app called Moliplayer. The 1. problem of this is that everytime you turn on your TV, you have to connect y2cast with your Chromecast before you can start casting via Moliplayer and the 2. is that Moliplayer doesn't play every file format (even when you haven't connected it to the Chromecast) and is also very slow/has a lot of lag.

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Does Avia play every file format and can avia cast every file format to the chromecast?
6th April 2014, 02:43 PM |#4  
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There are loads of apps now that will play media from phone to Chromecast - BubbleUPnP is my personal choice, Allcast, Localcast, Avia....there are more.

They vary in their capabilities - most can't cast videos that are not encoded in a Chromecast friendly format. BubbleUPnP can with the help of a Bubble Server installed on a PC on the local network.
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6th April 2014, 02:49 PM |#5  
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There are loads of apps now that will play media from phone to Chromecast - BubbleUPnP is my personal choice, Allcast, Localcast, Avia....there are more.

They vary in their capabilities - most can't cast videos that are not encoded in a Chromecast friendly format. BubbleUPnP can with the help of a Bubble Server installed on a PC on the local network.

Well then you could just cast the video in a tab via Chrome. I'd love to see a solution where an android device does that, most of the devices are probably capable of doing it.
6th April 2014, 08:53 PM |#6  
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Well then you could just cast the video in a tab via Chrome. I'd love to see a solution where an android device does that, most of the devices are probably capable of doing it.

Share the page to either vGet or Web Video Caster, and cast from there.

It's one extra step - sharing the link - but it works great for supported video formats.

vGet has more options and is a paid app. Web Video Caster just casts and is free.
7th April 2014, 04:47 AM |#7  
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Share the page to either vGet or Web Video Caster, and cast from there.

It's one extra step - sharing the link - but it works great for supported video formats.

vGet has more options and is a paid app. Web Video Caster just casts and is free.

for thus you can also use chrome for android (free from google obviously), go to chrome://flags and turn on chromecast support
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7th April 2014, 07:57 AM |#8  
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Avia does NOT work on all formats. It's a bit of a hit and miss. Some work some dont


The moment everyone is waiting for is for mx player or vlc to support Chromecast !
7th April 2014, 04:49 PM |#9  
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I think that the limitions are not in the players but in the software of ccast that can play only a few format and codecs.

Do you think that, in future, ccast will be updated and so it will play other video format? Is a feature that can be implemented with a firmware upgrade?

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7th April 2014, 05:32 PM |#10  
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I think that the limitions are not in the players but in the software of ccast that can play only a few format and codecs.

Do you think that, in future, ccast will be updated and so it will play other video format? Is a feature that can be implemented with a firmware upgrade?

Thanks!

Yes and Maybe....

You're right in that the CCast is limited in codec and container support.
But that is really only true if the Player app that gets loaded into CCast relies on the CCast hardware to play the files.
Android itself is almost as limited as the CCast is as far as Compatible file formats are concerned but the video players we use on Android add the support for those different codecs and container types into the APPs themselves.

The same could be done on the CCast side and BubbleUPnP seems to be the one (and Only) app that has gone the farthest in doing that.
All the others seem to just send whatever format the file is in and if it isn't CCast compatible it won't play.

What needs to happen is for someone to create an MX Player type CCast Player app that can play many Container and Codec types without the need for Transcoding. Then others could potentially use that Player App (think along the lines of a JW Player type CCast Application) when sending Media to the CCast without the worry of incompatible file and codec format.

Or Google needs to create it and add it to the CCast OS as the default player.

As of now there is no option close to that...Bubble supports more container types than others and in conjunction with the Bubble Server will transcode the ones it doesn't support.
Plex seems to transcode everything that isn't directly CCast compatible and the other Player Apps we have for Android don't deal with Compatibility at all they merely send the media to CCast and it works only if it is compatible.

Perhaps in time they will add to the CCast Player side to gain more support but Bubble is so far the only one to really focus as much on the Player side compatibility expansion and features.

Plex is working on it as well but they are less focused on Compatibility due to the fact they are able to transcode everything to whatever format they want. After they get all the transcoding perfected they might turn focus into finding ways to avoid transcoding for those who have issues due to low power servers.
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perfect explanation! Really thank you. I hope that this device will be supported with the right software, meaning apps, in the near future.

Thanks again.
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