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Chromecast is a dongle developed by Google that plays audio/video content on a high-definition television by streaming it via wifi from the internet or local network.

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vlc problem with chromecast

Using VLC 3.0.16 on xubuntu 22.04 to cast video to chromecast, does not work with all files. It works with some (AVI) files, but with some other (AVI) file just connects normally, but video is black ...
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What software to cast a .mp4 with subtitles?

I have a .mp4 and a .srt for English subtitles. I would like to play my video and cast it to Chromecast. What software should I use? On Google Chrome, I am able to Chromecast it but the subtitles are ...
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Is it possible to use Chromecast from the desktop in Ubuntu 21.10?

I'm talking from either Gnome Shell, or any other desktop environment. I can already cast from Chrome, but I'd like to cast the entire desktop + audio (if possible), without Chrome.
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VLC can't play MP4 files to Living Room TV through Chromecast

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and VLC 3.0.9.2. I have a Chromecast plugged in one of my TV's HDMI ports. Using VLC's Renderer function, I can play MKV or AVI files on my TV (identified as "Living Room ...
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chromium-browser cannot cast desktop to chromecast, immediately disconnects

Until recently, the chromium-browser was able to cast desktop windows to a chromecast device via the three-dot-menu and then 'Cast...'. This stopped working, but I can't tell exactly when, since I use ...
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How can I Chromecast my Photos with the Files

I am able to Chromecast (both with Brave or google-chrome-stable 87) any tab or an individual file to view an mp4, but casting the desktop provides me a dark screen with no discernible image except ...
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Chromecast doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.10

I tried to use chrome browser latest to cast tab or desktop. It used to work on my Ubuntu 20.04 on same laptop. is it a bug on 20.10?
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Method for screen sharing of one window only

Back in 2019 I was using a chromecast feature available only (I believe) to linux users that allowed me to screen share just one application to a chromecast device. This solved a huge problem for me ...
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Finding Chromecast with VLC

I am using VLC 4.0.0 on Ubuntu 20.04. I want to play a video on my Chromecast 3. However, when I open the renderer menu it appears empty -- not even "Local", one option I had before ...
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screen mirroring ubuntu to the new samsung smart tvs

Im using 2019 samsung curved smart tv version UN55RU7300FXZA and a ubuntu version 18.04.4 LTS .I've tried using the built inn chrome cast but the tv noticed on my laptop but it tells me source not ...
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Chromium Cast function does not find the chromecast device

I am using Chromium version 80.0.3987.100 snap 64 bits in both 19.10 and 18.04. Both computers do not find the chromecast device. I tried to use mkchromecast but it cannot find the device either. I ...
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Casting VLC to chromecast result in black screen with only the title of the file displayed on TV

Using VLC 3.0.6 chromecast doesn't work. It connects normally, but video is black and playback isn't going further. It's stuck at 0:00.
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Chromecast 2 with ubuntu 18.04?

I recently purchased chromecast 2 and wanted to use it with Ubuntu 18.04. I searched here and saw all answers were from 2013 and nothing works. There is also an addon on chrome apps but that is old ...
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Chromecast doesn't want to work with VLC 3.0.1

I'm trying to make VLC + ChromeCast work on my computer (Xubuntu - 16.04.4 LTS). I deleted my PPA VLC to install the new 3.0.1 VLC version as a snap. VLC finds my ChromeCast, and when I click on it, ...
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Why doesn't Chromecast work?

So, I've switched to Ubuntu this week, it's all fine and good except for Chromecasting. I installed Chrome but when I try to cast it says "No cast destinations found" even though it works from my ...
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How to project/cast/screencast audio and video from Ubuntu 17.04 64bit to Roku Ultra?

I want to project, in real-time, both audio and video from the Ubuntu desktop directly to my Roku Ultra so that it then projects it onto the TV and soundsystem already configured. This is primarily ...
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Using Chromecast on Chromium v52 and above

The issue detailed in this thread is still happening, however the solution presented is no longer relevant since the Google Cast extension has been discontinued. Is there a way to keep using ...
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Chromecast 2, no cast devices found on 16.04 with latest Chromium

I just tried the #media-router method available online. No luck. Chromium is not able to find the cast device, at all. The TV and Chromecast 2 are ON and online. What to do ? Also, is there any ...
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how can I mirror desktop AND audio with chromecast? (xubuntu 16.04)

I have a google chromecast device connected to my tv, and xubuntu 16.04 fresh installed on my Toshiba portege z930-169. I installed google chrome. I can mirror a tab of chrome or chose to mirror ...
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How do you use Chromcast with the 32-bit version of Ubuntu?

With Chromium not having access to the Chromecast extension (or to that just cast ability) and Chrome can't be installed on 32-bit system (I have an Intel processor, can install Windows in 64, but ...
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How can I use chromecast with Ubuntu touch (phone)?

Chromecast works just fine with my desktop linux having chromium installed as explained here How can I use Chromecast . Is it possible to use it with ubuntu touch? My phone is a BQ Aquaris E4.5 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 / Chromecast / Desktop casting / no audio

I am trying to cast a window / desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 to Chromecast. I have tried both last versions of Chromium (v53.0.2785.143) and Chrome (54.0.2840.100). Both can cast video but none cast audio....
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Can't see any Chromecast device

I have Lubuntu 16.10 32bit and Chromium. I have configured iptables as follows: iptables -I INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 32768:61000 -j ACCEPT ivan@ivan-HP-Lubuntu:~$ sudo iptables -L Chain INPUT (...
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Google cast on Ubuntu 16.04

I've gotten Google cast to run from Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 but only the Chrome window is shown on the TV. From my Android tablet I can display anything that displays on the tablet on the TV. (btw ...
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Solution for casting from Mac to Ubuntu?

I'm trying to find a good use for an old 32 bit 17 inch MacBook Pro. It is no longer getting upgrades from Apple because it's a 32 bit Intel chip. I was hoping to install Ubuntu or some OSS solution ...
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Casting movies from Linux PC Kodi to TV using Bubbleupnp and Chromecast dongle

I can easily cast movies from my Android phone with Kodi to my tv dongle. Although it works I find this to be inconvenient because when my phone battery is low I plug it in to charge in a different ...
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Using Chromium v52, Chromecast no longer works and can't find device

On the prior version of Chromium the Chromecast extension could find my Google Chromecast v2 devices. Now it can't and it says it can not find any devices when I try to cast. What's going on and how ...
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Chromecast Audio/PulseAudio-DLNA Lag

I successfully connected a Chromecast audio unit using Pulseaudio-DLNA to my Dell Inspiron 13 7348 running Kubuntu 16.04. However, there is always a 2-5 second lag from when I press to play a sound to ...
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Can not Setup Google Chromecast on Ubuntu 14.04 (Chrome extension -> Set up a new Cast device doesn't work)

I have searched for hours with google and askubuntu.com but I have no solution found for setup google chromecast on ubuntu 14.04. When I go in the google chrome extension under options and then "Set ...
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Media library player for Chromecast

How can I play my mp3 library directly to Chromecast Audio? It would be best to have native application like Banshee or similar to play the files from the disk to Chromecast (I don't want to upload ...
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converting avi to streamable mp4

I just got my chromecast and I am trying to convert my uncastable avi videos to castable mp4 video format I converted some avi videos to mp4 using the command: avconv -i input_file.avi -c:v libx264 -...
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How do I cast my Android screen to my Ubuntu HTPC?

I have an Android phone running 5.0 (CM12) that has "cast screen" on the quick settings page, but no devices are listed. I don't own a Chromecast, but I have an Ubuntu HTPC running 14.04 and Kodi. ...
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How to setup Chromecast as second display?

I'm using Chromecast with Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm able to mirror my desktop using Chromium + Google Cast Addon. I am wondering if it's possible to extend my desktop as if chromecast was a second ...
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Chromecast - tab casting problem

Just got Chromecast and it is set up, working successfully for YouTube and all the other "optimized" best supported stuff. But not the tab cast. When I attempt to use it I get the message Lost ...
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No audio while tab casting with Chromecast and Chromium

I just got my Chromecast and it rocks, but I can't seem to get it to play audio while tab-casting from Chromium. When using the direct cast options like youtube it works fine, and when I use other ...
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How can I use Chromecast?

I just saw the video about Chromecast and I am interested in knowing how can I enable this on my Ubuntu PC. My TV has an HDMI port.
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