Questions tagged [chromecast]

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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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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Streaming/Casting stuttering: How to troubleshoot?

I have a minor issue that is driving me bonkers. The issue, and my setup, is as follows. Whenever I'm streaming an NBA game from the official NBA app, from an Android phone or an iPad to a Chromecast,...
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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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Is it possible to translate a sound from chromecast to distinct device?

I bought a Google Chromecast https://www.techradar.com/reviews/chromecast-ultra and connected it to home projector. And now I can see the video, but I have no sound, so I bought also JBL Charge 3 ...
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Does the connection to a chromecast require internet?

I have installed a new firewall along with some new access points. Since than I can't connect to my chromecast. Can this issue be related to the new firewall or only to the access points? The ...
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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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Why does Chrome cast to multiple devices?

In my company, we use a chromecast to show the Jira board in the standup. I have exactly one device I want to cast to. This morning, it kept casting to not only that one, but also 3 other devices ("...
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Can’t cast local media from macOS to Chromecast

I'm unable to cast any local media from my MacBooks to my Chromecast. The problem persists across different casting apps such as VLC, Videostream and Airflow. The Chromecast is detected and connects ...
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Chrome Cast Overheats When Using Sound Splitter to Projector/Speaker

Using a splitter (Cingk 4K HDMI Audio Extractor) to connect my chrome cast audio to a speaker and video to a projector. The chrome cast gets insanely hot after 10-20 minutes of casting and eventually ...
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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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Using SUHD TV for conference views

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong sub to be asking this question in, but it didn't seem fitting for Hardware Recommendations or Server Fault.   A couple of months ago I bought 3 ...
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How to set up a Chromecast without logging in to Google Home?

I have a Chromecast audio and the Google Home app now requires location access and for you to log in. I don't want to give it either, and therefore it does not help me set up the device. There is no ...
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How many times is video transferring using Chromecast?

Setup: My home setup is quite simple. I have a Sky Router which provides wireless and wired contectivity to around a dozen devices. Two of those are Chromecast dongles that plug into our TVs. ...
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Cast HTML5 video to Chromecast natively from Chrome Desktop?

When playing HTML5 Video in Chrome for Android (via <video>-Tag) while having an active Chromecast dongle in the local network it displays the "Cast" icon in the upper left corner of the video. ...
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A way to stream any digital audio signal to Chromecast Audio?

I'd like to know if there is any known way of streaming a digital audio signal (say optical or coax) from a household stereo item like a cd player INTO the Chromecast Audio device for house-wide ...
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Does Chromecast require internet access?

Does Google Chromecast require internet access to either, cast an android screen cast use something like Videostream for Google Chromecast™, or VLC.
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Best way to stream video and audio to 2 different devices

I have a computer (Mac) from which I stream video and audio to a ChromeCast which is connected to a projector (HDMI and RCA audio/video available as inputs). So, currently, both video and audio come ...