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Chromecast to play an MP4.

Old 4th Apr 2015, 10:15
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Chromecast to play an MP4.

Hi all. recently got myself a Google Chromecast device to stream to my TV.

I know very little about the thing but have got to the stage were I can stream youtube ect to the TV.

I was hoping I could send MP4 video ect to the TV that I have stored on my hard drive in my desktop PC but I now have a feeling I cant...

I wonder if anybody can tell me if this is possible.
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Old 4th Apr 2015, 10:54
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Install Chrome browser on the PC, then install the Google Cast extension. This should get you started. There are other ways of doing it, mostly via third-party extensions.
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Got that bit sorted already...just trying to see if I can play an MP4 vid from my PCs own hard drive rather than streaming from a website.

Hope that make sense.

Nick.
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As he said:

Gugle search popped up:
Sexy Chromecast trick: It can play video files from any computer - CNET

No I don't have one but it sounds nifty...
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Drag the file into Chrome (or open it from the menu). If it plays, it will cast. If it doesn't play, install something like VLC with its Chrome extension.
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Fantastic..sorted guys many thanks...yes just dragged it into Chrome and its casts...had to play mp3s as a quick time file.

Going to very handy.

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