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[APP] LocalCast - WebBrowser video parsing improved

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By dakdroid, Senior Member on 15th February 2014, 10:27 AM
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LocalCast RECEIVER (0.0.2):
(only works with LocalCast 3.0.09+)
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15th February 2014, 07:06 PM |#2  
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Image casting to SmartTVs fixed
Streams: Title will be displayed if available
Ripples: Fixed rippling at now playing screen
Device selector: Fixed displaying multiple times
Chromecast: Fixed disconnect / exit app on tv, both did exit
BETA feature: Play on device, enable in settings

Everyone has a friend with an iPhone or an iPad. Tell them to get LocalCast on iOS here:

Major refactor under the hood, almost every file was changed.
A couple of new features added, a couple of bugs fixed and a couple of things improved. I really hate to write these notes. ->
- fixed items not visible pre Lollipop
- fixed text cut off

LocalCast 3.5.0:
- tablet layout for larger tablets, e.g. Nexus 9, 10
- Sonos devices added
- subtitle text color
- subtitle timing
- notification beautified and merged into one
- new icon
- new materialized album view
- Dropbox browsing added
- more, see changelog in the app

LocalCast 3.3.12:

Lots of usability improvements!

Resume: videos / music, it will resume 10 seconds before (you can set the time in the settings)
Multiselect: Touch icon/preview image
Bookmarks: You can now add folders into the navigation drawer (device only)
Subtitles: Subtitle file in same folder will be searched
Subtitle folder: Add a subtitle folder, which will be searched automatically for a matching file
All songs: sorting can be changed to alphabetically
Navigationdrawer: Items can be hidden
SMB: you can now append folders e.g.

Settings beautified
Preview images cropped to circles
Minor layout tweaks

Folder view: lag fixed when browsing music files
Lockscreen image: fixed displaying wrong image

LocalCast 3.2.2:
bug fixes and performance improvements

LocalCast 3.1.12:
bug fixes and performance improvements

LocalCast 3.0.09:
SmartTV casting fixed

LocalCast 3.0.02:
cast to Apple TV, DLNA, SmartTVs

LocalCast 2.6.4.beta:

Google Drive
Subtitle font size
Fixed: urls got cut off
Picture panning
Other things I forgot already

LocalCast 2.2.3:

Route audio to phone
crash fixes

LocalCast 2.1.0:

Fixed not casting
Multiple picture selection
SMB: Queue added
Server notification updated
Changelog: 2nd post

LocalCast 2.0.3:
New features:

- Subtitles:
Start a movie, then either hit 'Add subtitle' or just go back and open the Folder view. Navigate to your subtitle and touch it. You can toggle the subtitle on the 'Now playing' screen.

- Rotation:
Pictures and Videos can be rotated in 90° steps

- Zoom:
Pictures and Videos can be zoomed in & out.

- Artist: & Albums:
The music category got 2 new tabs for Artists and Albums

- Paste Link:
You can now paste every link in the App. Instead of blindly searching a video link and playing it, all links to videos will be displayed. You can choose to play it or queue it. This works for links that get shared with the app, too.

- TV Layout:
I don't use a ready made receiver app by Google anymore, but a custom one, where I had to build everything myself, so it looks different. To avoid burn in on Plasma and other TVs, when only music is playing, the background changes and the cover moves.

- Subtitles + SMB:
I forgot to handle subtitles from smb shares. So an easy fix for now is: copy the subtitle to your device. Start the movie from your smb share and add the subtitle.
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16th February 2014, 02:06 AM |#3  
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Thanks! Downloaded and works like a charm on my nexus 7 2013.
If you continue with this, could you possibly add subtitle support?

EDIT: How does the app screen for videos? There are a couple that didn't show up, but they're unplayable with Avia/Real Player Cloud as well. Does the app only show videos that are compatible with the ChromeCast?
16th February 2014, 02:16 AM |#4  
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You sir are my hero

I would say I love you but then my wife might get jealous :P

PS: Subtitles support would be quite awesome

PS2: Haven't downloaded the app and I'm already waiting for incoming updates and in love with it


It's working like a charm but I would like to ask for a feature if it's possible.

Right now the app scans the memory for video files which is great BUT, it's a bit of a mess if you have several videos from whatsapp, downloaded files, camera files, etc.

Would it be possible to separate the files per folders like "Whatsapp videos" Camera Videos", etc... Like how the gallery works.

Also, it would be awesome to be able to also show the pictures and not only the videos... I know is a lot to ask for, but that would make the app perfect...

Also, as I said, the app is working awesomely
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16th February 2014, 03:36 AM |#5  
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I can use this app but, it doesn't detect all of my video files. It detects 1 or 2 in the same folder and same format and permissions and everything but, doesn't detect the others. What can I do?


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16th February 2014, 04:49 AM |#6  
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Wow! This works better than AllCast!

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16th February 2014, 05:54 AM |#7  
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Is it possible to use the android unified file open dialog? Or maybe some sort of browsing? When I open the app it says no video on device. How do I cast pictures? Its not detecting pics in gallery...

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16th February 2014, 06:12 AM |#8  
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This is awesome. Works great.

16th February 2014, 06:47 AM |#9  
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OP, you may want to check that pname :P

localhost, localcast
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16th February 2014, 10:13 AM |#10  
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Thank you for the app
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