I have a MiniDLNA 1.1.4 setup on an ubuntu 14.04. I also have a Chromecast. I would like to be able to stream a video on my local server to the Chromecast like I do with Netflix. I have downloaded a couple of apps, but the free ones didn't work, video was pausing and resuming or stopping, and I didn't want to pay for an app that I wasn't sure if it was going to work. I would like it to do with a phone or a tablet. Is this possible or are we in an early stage? Thank you
I would recommend using Plex. Among other things, Plex lets you stream local content to a Chromecast and runs really well on Ubuntu. Plex is free for the functionality you listed, they do have a paid version but for simple local streaming it would not be necessary.