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How do I stream to chromecast from chrome?


silverkx2000
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silverkx2000

Hey there! So I recently discovered Media Browser for Chromecast. 
Now while this is great, I did my research and found that I would be able to stream media, from my computer, using Media Browser server, to Chromecast, via Chrome....

Sadly, I haven't been able to find out exactly HOW!

How do I go about streaming to chromecast from chrome using Media Browser?

as you can see from the photo I have attached...Chromecast Doesn't show up...

 

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I was working a while back during some dev releases of the server, but seems to be removed again. Have no idea why it stopped working since it was working better than current status off android app. 

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CBers

@@silverkx2000 - Do you have the Chromecast extension added to Chrome? Search for it in the chrome store if not.

 

If/when you have it installed, then try casting to it from chrome and report back.

 

Alternatively, if you have an Android phone/tablet (or iOS) purchase the MediaBrowser app and use that to cast.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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One2Go

Will Chrome cast Tabs from Tablets / Nexus phones? I was under the imprecion only from PC or Laptop based browsers.

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CBers

Only from PCs currently I believe, although there are loads of othee apps that now have Chromecast functionality.

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Koleckai Silvestri

Chromecast support for the web client hasn't been released yet. It is still a work in progress according to the github issues list.

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poet1958

cannot cast from chrome with the cast extension here either

 

and though i love mb3 on my nexus 7, kindle fire hd, and lg lucid phone, none of them work with Chromecast even though my google based lg lucid was able to access the chromecast, media browser 3 does not push the data to the chromecast

 

the  media browser app doesnt seem to have the cast button, whether thats a chromecast issue or an mb3 issue i cant say

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CBers

It's definitely in the Android app as I use it to watch MB3 media on my Chromecast every day.

 

Do you have the Google Chromecast app on your Nexus 7?

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poet1958

It's definitely in the Android app as I use it to watch MB3 media on my Chromecast every day.

 

Do you have the Google Chromecast app on your Nexus 7?

its not supported on nexus 7 or kindle fire hd, so no i do not

 

i bought the chromecast specifically to use it with mb3 but i cant access the chromecast with any of my devices with mb3

 

 the lg lucid is supported and can "see" the chromecast, but not the mb3 android app on my lucid

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we do plan to complete chromecast support for the web client. just a matter of when. Tim Hobbs said he may have some time soon.

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CBers

its not supported on nexus 7 or kindle fire hd, so no i do not

 

i bought the chromecast specifically to use it with mb3 but i cant access the chromecast with any of my devices with mb3

 

the lg lucid is supported and can "see" the chromecast, but not the mb3 android app on my lucid

It's available for my Nexus 7.

 

I am talking about this apo: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app

 

It will give you access to reboot your Chromecast etc.

 

Also, the Google Photos (in-built) app allows for playback of pictures.

 

At least then you can check that your CC works OK.

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poet1958

we do plan to complete chromecast support for the web client. just a matter of when. Tim Hobbs said he may have some time soon.

that would be nice, Mb3 works marvelously on all my other devices

 

i bought the chromecast specifically since mb3 made a point of saying it supported chromecast

 

but i can wait i know how great the development team has been and i know youll sort it out eventually

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poet1958

It's available for my Nexus 7.

 

I am talking about this apo: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app

 

It will give you access to reboot your Chromecast etc.

 

Also, the Google Photos (in-built) app allows for playback of pictures.

 

At least then you can check that your CC works OK.

yes thats what i have, but it says that its not compatible with either my nexus 7 or kindle hd.

 

 it is compatible with my  lg lucid but i cannot push with the android mb3 app to the chromecast  the square extender icon doesnt shom on mb3

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CBers

Which version Nexus 7 do you have?

 

Do you have any logs on the Nexus 7 when using the Mb3 app?

 

They should be in: /sdcard/Mb3AndroidData/Logs

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silverkx2000

yeah, my extension is installed, I even rebooted my Chromecast. it seems to be removed as a function. I even installed the beta to try and test it out. 

thanks for all the replies, I guess Ill stick to videostreamer for now ^-^

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Redshirt

That is very strange. The only things that I can think would be stopping the app from being compatible on the Nexus 7 would be that the OS is older than 4.0. Or that Google Play Services isn't installed, or is outdated.

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CBers

I've just uninstalled and reinstalled the app on my Nexus 7 2012 without issue from the Play Store.

 

@@poet1958 - are you running stock android or another rom?

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poet1958

Which version Nexus 7 do you have?

 

Do you have any logs on the Nexus 7 when using the Mb3 app?

 

They should be in: /sdcard/Mb3AndroidData/Logs

heres my latest

 

Stock nexus 7 android version 4.4.2

 

i repeat mb3 runs fine just cant stream to chromecast

 

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CBers

To me, it looks like the app is failing to connect to your MB3 server.

 

I'm sure @@Redshirt will have more of an insight.

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Redshirt

That client version is 3 months old. Version 1.0.45 is the most recent. I've made updates to CC support since then. Do you have upgrading turned off for the app?

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CBers

no its the one ive had since i bought it

Check in the Google Play Store to see if there's an update.

 

Once on latest version, try CC playback again.

 

I'm not sure the version in the Amazon Store supports CC playback.

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Redshirt

Amazon store version does support CC if the device is rooted.

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CBers

Amazon store version does support CC if the device is rooted.

Cool. I wwasn't aware of that.

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poet1958

thats the problem then i wasnt aware that there was a different version om amazon as opposed to google play.... why is that?

guess ill need to buy it again if i want to use chromecast

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