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Chromecast Via Browser


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So I have been having some issues with the Android client where it would play some files but not others. And the Web client would play the files fine, so I did a little research and found that in Google Chrome Beta Google is working on a chrome cast extension that allows any HTML5 Video to be cast to the device.

 

So I downloaded it, installed the extension, and went to my server.  Sure enough when I play a video there is a Chromecast Icon in the upper left corner.

 

And it works! Sometimes.

 

Some files will play some wont when it does not play it says "unable to cast video due to site restrictions"

 

I have noticed that the ones that do work are encoded with H264 codec.

 

Has anyone else played around with this and got it to work consistently?

 

 

Most of my files are AVI.

 

Thanks! 

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