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umer936

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I found some extra settings on the Chromecast extension for Chrome.

So I went to my Chrome extensions window and clicked "Options" for the Google Cast extension.
In the tab, I right clicked > Inspect Element.

I noticed that a section of the page had a "display: none;" so I removed that and got this:
YLpBuwM.png



Just wanted to share my findings in case anyone was interested :).
 

xDman11x

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Nov 23, 2012
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Needs Reciever app?

Man I thought i was onto something with the whole URL for Flinging Command.

Apparently some have seen in the SDK that an example video using the big buck bunny video url could be casted. http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2332706&page=2

USER: vshah
the sample code, for example, simply passes this URL to chromecast to play "big buck bunny"
http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/VfE_html5.mp4
if smb shares are supported by chromecast, then i see no reason why it shouldn't work.

Also a great idea by user blackdogdeek

Forgive my possible ignorance, but couldn't you just run a web server on your smb box and give the URL of your local vid stash?

ie - pass http://192.168.1.10/public_html/vids/movie.mp4 to chromecast


So we need to figure out how to initiate the fling command? Is there a receiver app in the SDK kit or something?

I'm a total noob when it comes to this but this has my jimmies rustled and i'm excited about the possibilities.
 

xDman11x

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Whitelisting Chrome apps

To permit your Chrome sender application to use the SDK, you must register the application's domain in the Google Cast extension for Chrome.

Be sure you are running Chrome version 28 or later.
If you haven't restarted Chrome in a while you may be running an older version; restarting will update Chrome automatically.
In the Chrome omnibox, enter chrome://extensions, and check the Developer mode checkbox to enable developer mode.
Install the Chrome extension for Google Cast.
On the Cast icon in Chrome's upper right corner, click four (4) times.
In the Cast extension, scroll to the Developer options.
In the Cast SDK additional domains field, click Add and enter the domain of your application, for example, "www.mydomain.com."
Code your application's HTML tag as follows:
<html data-cast-api-enabled=”true”>

I couldnt get the above to work but I found it in the options by removing the display:none from <section ng-show="doubleClicks > 1" style="">

So someone who gets "White Listed" could try sending a URL to the ChromeCast?

Edit: So someone can start making a webpage that uses this correctly and just add that domain to the Chromecast extensions whitelist?

see https://developers.google.com/cast/chrome_sender
 
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lezombi

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Jul 26, 2013
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I couldnt get the above to work but I found it in the options by removing the display:none from <section ng-show="doubleClicks > 1" style="">

So someone who gets "White Listed" could try sending a URL to the ChromeCast?

Edit: So someone can start making a webpage that uses this correctly and just add that domain to the Chromecast extensions whitelist?

see https://developers.google.com/cast/chrome_sender

Adding the domain is just a way of telling your extension that the domain is serving a chromecast receiver. They haven't opened the floodgates for developers so they are keep everything controlled, hence the whitelist process. You do "send" a URL to the chromecast but it's really just for the chrome extension to know that a websocket can be opened for the receiver site and the client (the chrome extension).
 

ahmadshawki

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Still, they are for a reason. I guess they are waiting for a future update to activate them, or may be some dormant hardware like LTE in Nexus 4.
Anyway, it opens the door to many possibilities...
 

drkPu1se

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Jul 30, 2011
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Ugh I wish I could get this on Android. With certain variations of these settings, the connection is so much better on my Chromebook than it is on any of my android devices.
 

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    I found some extra settings on the Chromecast extension for Chrome.

    So I went to my Chrome extensions window and clicked "Options" for the Google Cast extension.
    In the tab, I right clicked > Inspect Element.

    I noticed that a section of the page had a "display: none;" so I removed that and got this:
    YLpBuwM.png



    Just wanted to share my findings in case anyone was interested :).
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    Thanks, very good

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