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Best Answer Luke , 19 October 2019 - 09:47 PM

I use Opera mainly.

 

The requirement is in Chromium and will apply to any Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Opera.

 

So based on what you are doing, you should not expect to be able to access chromecast.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:23 PM

i just updated from stable version(4.2.1.0) to beta 4.3.0.15.

 

I notice that I can no longer use the web page player to stream to my Chromecast Ultra, and sorta...my Nvidia Shield(Chromecast built in).

It just says "Play ON" now.

It will show other instances of Emby like if i log in on other computer in FireFox, or on my phone via the Android app

If i open up and loginto the Emby on the Shield (or phone), it does then show up as a device and with that user name...

But I have no such app on the plain Chromecast...and the web app does not see it.

Phone can see and cast to it fine.

 

Is there a way to force a rescan/refresh of casting devices the server can detect.

I have tried restarting the server, 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:35 PM

Make sure you're using the web app either on localhost, or with https as Chromecast requires running in a secure context.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:54 PM

Make sure you're using the web app either on localhost, or with https as Chromecast requires running in a secure context.

i have always accessed the sever via local ip addres in the url. it is using http. not https.  never been an issue before, did something change in the new version?

 

https does not work...i get

 

This site can’t provide a secure connection

192.168.0.20 sent an invalid response.

ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:57 PM

O. https uses differnt port number. 8920

i change url...but i insead get 

ERR_CONNECTION_RESET

 

 

 

In Fire fox i get

 

Secure Connection Failed

 
An error occurred during a connection to 192.168.0.20:8920. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:44 PM

 

i have always accessed the sever via local ip addres in the url. it is using http. not https.  never been an issue before, did something change in the new version?

 

https does not work...i get

 

This site can’t provide a secure connection

192.168.0.20 sent an invalid response.

ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR

 

 

By local do you mean localhost, or Lan IP address? The Chrome browser started requiring a secure context for Chromecast several months ago, so probably 2-3 versions of Chrome ago.

 

A secure context is either localhost, or using https.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:45 PM

 

O. https uses differnt port number. 8920

i change url...but i insead get 

ERR_CONNECTION_RESET

 

 

 

In Fire fox i get

 

Secure Connection Failed

 
An error occurred during a connection to 192.168.0.20:8920. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

 

 

Have you setup SSL? Using SSL on the local network might not be worth the complication. What you can instead do is use our mobile android or iOS app. You'll be able to use chromecast from those without having to worry about this.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:45 PM

By local do you mean localhost, or Lan IP address? The Chrome browser started requiring a secure context for Chromecast several months ago, so probably 2-3 versions of Chrome ago.

 

A secure context is either localhost, or using https.

i use the ip address.

bookmark:

  http://192.168.0.20:...tml#!/home.html

 

I use Opera mainly.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:47 PM   Best Answer

I use Opera mainly.

 

The requirement is in Chromium and will apply to any Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Opera.

 

So based on what you are doing, you should not expect to be able to access chromecast.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:49 PM

Have you setup SSL? Using SSL on the local network might not be worth the complication. What you can instead do is use our mobile android or iOS app. You'll be able to use chromecast from those without having to worry about this.

 

I have not setup anything under Network, it is at default from isntall.

I try to enable secure connection mode, but it asks for 

To enable secure connections, you will need to supply a trusted SSL certificate, such as Lets Encrypt. Please either supply a certificate, or disable secure connections.

 

 

I dont really know how to do all of that......i have messed with this kinda thing with my Ubiquiti Unifi server software to get rid of the annoying, "Not secure" page before I load the  local login page...that is https and works fine, just have to click the I know, let me load site, button. never got it to work..or u have to pay for something...

 

I have never been able to figure out lets encrypt etc...I dont really need to worry about https when i load the sever from my home network....


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:51 PM

 

 

To enable secure connections, you will need to supply a trusted SSL certificate, such as Lets Encrypt. Please either supply a certificate, or disable secure connections.

Right, you need an SSL certificate in order to use SSL.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:51 PM

I dont really need to worry about https when i load the sever from my home network....

 

Then either use localhost in the web app, or use the android or iOS app.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:55 PM

The requirement is in Chromium and will apply to any Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Opera.

 

So based on what you are doing, you should not expect to be able to access chromecast.

I guess Opera updated and this is why I now cant stream to the Chromecast...i only discovered this feature in web app last weak...only used it a few times.

I can try other browsers...FF dont see it, Edge dont......IE doesnt...so it does not appear to be a  Chrome thing.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:56 PM

Then either use localhost in the web app, or use the android or iOS app.

what u mean? ....the ip is the accessing the local internal server port.. (In home LAN address)

doest "localhost" only work on the machine that is running the server?


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:57 PM

 

 

doest "localhost" only work on the machine that is running the server?

 

Correct.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:58 PM

I'm just telling you your options. This is not an Emby requirement. You probably got an Opera update and they updated their internal Chromium build and now the restriction applies to Opera as well.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:01 PM

I'm just telling you your options. This is not an Emby requirement. You probably got an Opera update and they updated their internal Chromium build and now the restriction applies to Opera as well.

guess so...o well...was just wondering why it wasn't showing up, while other streaming devices were...thanks for the info.







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