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Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into a TV. Unless the question is about using the Chromecast app on a PC/Laptop, it is off topic. Chromecast falls into the consumer electronic device and media player category.

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Chromecast not recognizing USB flash drives of varying sizes and formats when connected via a USB hub

I just bought a Chromecast with Google TV device and want to expand its storage with a USB flash drive. The power supply Google provided is 5V 1.5A. Since my USB hub has no type C, I used another ...
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Casting a Full HD Chrome tab from a 1600x900 Microsoft Surface Go Tablet

I was wondering if it's possible to cast a Full HD tab to a Chromecast from a 1600x900 Microsoft Surface GO. I have looked above and beyond for the possibities and I couldn't find anything usefull. ...
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Rear sounds playing from front speakers *sometimes*

I have an Chromecast attached to HTR-2071 surround sound system. I play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TX--Fku9NQ and find that Left only: Plays on front left Center only: Plays on center Right only:...
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Streaming from VLC to chromecast via Stream/Destination

I'm looking to stream a movie with subtitles to Chromecast using VLC. I know my Chromecast's IP; I would like to use Convert * Stream functionality, what are the right options to configure in the ...
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Tunneling from the Internet to my Chromecast

Suppose I want to allow my friend to play, from her home, a Google Slides presentation on my TV screen which is connected to a Chromecast device. However, Google Slides only allows her to cast her ...
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Multicast configuration for mDNS

I just bought a pair of Nexuslink 2000PT powerline adapters. These are identical to the Comtrend PG-9182PT. It turns out that my Chromecast's mDNS broadcasts are unable to make it through the ...
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Fixing video container keyframes for live streaming

I have a capture card that is handled by a program which I intend to run in a Raspberry Pi 3 (I compiled for it) to stream video locally to a Chromecast. This program is run and spits out video data ...
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Chromecast Audio does not connect to 5Ghz Wi-Fi

When I try to configure my Chromecast Audio (CA) using my mobile device and the Google Home app, I get the following notification: The Chromecast was manufactured for a different country, and may not ...
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Cannot cast to Smart TV from laptop

I've tried to cast video from my laptop running Windows 8.1 to the Smart TV, and despite the laptop can detect the TV, when trying to send the video stream, on tv I only get to see the video filename ...
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Why Chromecast not working over ethernet cable?

I see that Chromecast only show up on my smartphone when I connect the Chromecast with wifi, but when I switch to Ethernet cable, the cast icon disappear. Many people have the same question: ...
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Smart view with static IP address?

As a programmer, it sounds extremely simple to use something with a static IP address. But unfortunately, the android smart view is "user friendly" and not "programmer-friendly". ...
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Chromecast keeps on disappearing on openwrt-based network

I keep on getting into a frustrating situation where Chromecast is connected to the network, but my phone can't see it. Initially my phone will see chromecast, I'll start streaming and shortly ...
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Communicating and chrome-casting between different subnets

I have my networks set up as all wired connections (PCs, TVs, Chromecasts etc) are connected to our main router (just the standard one that our ISP gave us) with gateway 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask ...
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Chrome browser doesn't find Chromecast audio device

How can I cast from Chrome browser to a Chromecast audio form Windows 10? Chromecast only finds my Chromcast video devices but no Chromecast audio.
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Chromecast not found until something else casts

My laptop can cast to my Chromecast, but only after something else (like my phone) begins casting to it. Until the second something else casts the laptop shows 'no cast devices found', and the second ...
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Why does my Chromecast only stream in 480p when my internet is much faster? [closed]

I had a first-generation Chromecast, which would play YouTube videos just fine, but defaulted to only playing them in 480p. I read that the second generation of Chromecast would offer better quality, ...
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Casting to chromecast, no sound

When I cast a movie to chromecast, I get no sound. So I decided to convert the original video from eac3 audio encoding to mp3. `ffmpeg -i media-original.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec mp3 media-mp3.mkv` ...
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Mirror browser window to second window

I have two displays set-up, one facing me, one facing a customer. I want to mirror the content of a page shown in Chrome to the second screen, without any of the other applications being displayed on ...
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Chrome browser says "No devices found" when I try to cast to a Chromecast

I just set up a Google Chromecast using the Google Home app on my iPhone. Then I tried the Cast feature in the Chrome browser on my Windows 10 laptop PC, which is connected to the same Wi-Fi network ...
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Can't chromecast some apps when using VPN on Pi

here is my setup: A raspberry pi 3 is running osmc (OS is irrelevant) The Pi is connected to a VPN via OpenVPN. The Pi creates an access point using hostapd (wlan0) The Pi provides DHCP to the wlan0 ...
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How to access edge://flags (need to enable Chromecast support in Edge)

I need to cast a video content from Chromium Edge (Chrome 64, Edge 17.17134) to my Chromecast. The browser is running under Windows 10 Home. The Chromecast is setup and working well with other Android ...
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Miracast/Chromecast from ChromeBook to Windows 10

I am attempting to Extend my ChromeBook laptop's screen (not Mirror) to a Windows laptop screen wirelessly via Chromecast or Miracast. This should be simple, as they both possess the hardware to ...
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FFMPEG - Encoding video changes sounds and subtitles tracks names, and make them invisible for SmartTV / Chromecast

First of all, I'm not sure this is the right place for such question. Please let me know if I'm wrong. INTRODUCTION: I'm regularly recording movies on french channels, via a functionality of my NAS. ...
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Can Chromecast stream content over WiFi

If the chromecast dongle is plugged into an HDMI port on the TV and its power cord is plugged into a USB port on the TV, can it stream content over a WiFi router if there is no other device such as a ...
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Chrome on laptop cannot see Shield TV when casting?

When I try to cast a tab from Chrome on my laptop, I only see my Google Home devices (audio only). I cannot see my NVidia Shield TV. I have rebooted the Shield and my laptop. I can cast to my ...
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VLC audio to Bluetooh, video to Chromecast?

VLC can Chromecast but Chromecast doesn't support Bluetooth and I'd like to send audio to Bluetooth speakers. How could I do this? I tried to draw this: Wifi +----------+ +---------->+...
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Chromecast is amazingly inconsistent

I've been trying to troubleshoot my ChromeCast with Google the past couple of weeks or so, but we're going in circles at this point. I've followed the docs and have the router setup with the required ...
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Add shortcut to Desktop - to cast desktop via ChromeCast

I am in need of a solution to add some kind of Shortcut to a Desktop where by the shortcut will cast the desktop to Chromecast. I'm basically looking to simply the process for our Users as they can'...
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Stream screen:// over chromecast

I'm trying to cast screen:// to the chrome cast device. The best result I've got by calling: cvlc screen:// --sout='#transcode{vcodec=h264,acodec=none}:chromecast' --sout-chromecast-ip=192.168.1.138, ...
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Did my Chromecast and SmartTV team-up to port scan in my network?

Since a day or two I noticed suspicious activities from my Chromecast and Samsung SmartTV in my Firewall logs. S Tue Feb 12 22:12:01 2019 p4 kernel: [UFW BLOCK] IN=enp3s0 OUT= MAC=... SRC={SMART-TV-...
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Chromecast through HDMI->VGA adapter works after a few minutes of noise

I have a first generation chromecast going to an old VGA display (eMachines LE1987) through an HDMI->VGA adapter. The cast home screen shows up no problem, but when I start a cast, the screen shows ...
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"No cast destinations found" in Chromium on Arch Linux

Why am I getting this error when I try to cast from Chromium on Arch Linux? Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) Arch Linux (64-bit)
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Connecting a HTPC with a TV in a different room

I am using a HTPC to watch movies on an older plasma TV (LG 60PK990, built in 2010). For this purpose I am using: a) a wired connection via HDMI cable from the HTPC to the TV b) a wired connection ...
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Chromecast no longer pulls stream from the internet (YouTube)?

I believe at one point when I was inside of Google Chrome and I said to cast YouTube, Chromecast would pull the stream from the internet itself. This ability is verified from this post here. You can ...
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Connecting PC to chromecast

I have a PC connected to a router with wire and a chromecast device connected to the wifi of the same router. Is it possible to connect these 2 device?
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Specific Chromecast not appearing on a specific laptop

Good afternoon. I have multiple Chromecast devices on my network. A specific laptop can not seem to find a specific chromecast. It is configured like all the others, and the other chromecast devices ...
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Chromecast across VLAN

So this question seems to have been discussed many times over the internet but the answers are more often incomplete. ( I did read this question, but I am not satisfied by the answers) Here's the ...
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Can two devices on different WiFi bands connect to each other through the ASUS RT-AC66U?

If I would have a setup where I have one or more devices on the 2.4GHz network and one or more devices on the 5GHz network, can they talk to each other if I'm using a ASUS RT-AC66U router? For ...
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Chromecast has created its own unsecured wifi network, is this ok ?

We have an Chromecast Ultra (4k) on our network. Ive noticed that its created its own unsecured wifi network, presumably so you can get guests / visitors to connect to the chromecast wifi, rather ...
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How can I put my tv audio to my computer with 3.5mm jack?

Hello I have a chromecast and it is set up to my tv and my computer is connected to it and it sends the sound to my tv but I don't want that because I can't connect my headphones to it so I am trying ...
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Do you need a computer to use a Chromecast? [closed]

Does a Chromecast require a computer to use it? Do you need a computer to set up a Chromecast? Can I stream Netflix with only the Chromecast, an HDMI TV, wall power, a Google account, a Netflix ...
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What kind of data is google chromecast audio collecting?

Does anyone know anything about privacy and chromecast audio. I am considering buying one and am wondering, if installing it in my home will give google access to all songs i ever listen to. And the ...
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How can I cast a music video to Chromecast Audio?

I have some music video files in MP4 format which I would like to play through my speakers. Can I cast MP4 files to a Chromecast Audio to play the sound track? Which formats does a Chromecast Audio ...
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How can I cast video from my PC to chrome-cast via hotel WiFi

I am staying in a hotel long term. There is wifi available, but only through a "sign-in" page, so chromecast cannot connect to the wifi. I can share the internet connection through my win10 laptop, ...
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FFMPEG HLS - Create playlist only or predict segment times before encoding

I'm using ffmpeg to create a video transcoding on demand system that serves the media through the HLS format. Right now I can transcode the video and serve them as they are encoded, but I can't use ...
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How to get Chromecast + SPDIF Audio Splitter + DTS capable amplifier output 5.1 sound?

I have a 1st generation Chromecast, a non-smart Samsung TV (UE40D5000P) and Sony STR-DB840 receiver with 5.1 speakers hooked up. I'd like to enjoy media streamed through Chromecast (from Netflix and ...
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Chromecast stopped working - black screen followed by "Cast connection stopped" screen

I have a problem with Chromecast. Bought two weeks ago, it has been working perfectly for steaming from both my MacBook Air (using Google Chrome) and my iPhone (using supported apps like Youtube & ...
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Preserve audio fidelity over a network: chromecast audio

I'm currently streaming to a Chromecast audio device using stream2chromecast on a lubuntu 16.04 mini pc. The issue am having is that I cannot preserve the audio fidelity while streaming alsa output ...
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How to access the Tools / Menu / Settings in on a Chromecast?

Ive got a 4k Chromecast connected via an HDMI Matrix (kind of like a splitter) to 2 TVs. I use the Chromecast to mirror a Chromebook to the TVs. Im having a couple of issues with the Chromecast ...
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How to adjust chrome cast's resolution on a TV

I am trying to cast my Google Doc's ppt to a TV(using the "cast" option in chrome). The resolution of my computer is 16:9, while the TV's is 4:3. There is some black areas on TV screen. Is there ...
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