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Topic # 224085 1-Nov-2017 20:45
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Hi.

 

I want to watch movies from my Laptop and stream them on my TV, without using a HDMI cable (Unless there is a way to stream it and be able to work on my laptop while still showing the video on my TV?). I can stream it using "Film & TV" (Inbuilt Windows app), however sometimes the audio is really quite, where as with VLC its a good volume.

 

I do have a Chromecast somewhere, just need to find it. I have read though that VLC doesn't support Chromecast yet though.

 

 

 

Thanks


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I have a samsung TV. It can do it 2 ways:

 

1) The samsung TV connects to any of my windows computers with a proprietary samsung app. Plays anything I throw at it. Although it only knows how to do stereo sound. I can play files via the TV remote, or I can use the laptop to control which file plays on the tv.

 

2) Windows also is able to use the Samsung TV as a wireless monitor directly.


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  Reply # 1894015 2-Nov-2017 07:31
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I thought they were adding support for the chromecast in vlc...But i never found it in the stable versions (was about 5 months ago though).

 

You could put plex, or another app like that with chromecast support on your laptop and send things that way.

 

Or something like this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/av-cast/9wzdncrdmb1w  Seems to needs videos in the right format.  Where plex/emby would probably transcode.





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  Reply # 1894042 2-Nov-2017 09:09
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I'd definitely go through the Chromecast route myself. I have two at home. You should be able to load a stream/file in a Chrome browser, and cast the tab to your Chromecast device. There is also a Chrome app called Videostream ( https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/videostream-for-google-ch/cnciopoikihiagdjbjpnocolokfelagl ) that should be a drop in replacement if VLC doesn't work.


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  Reply # 1894053 2-Nov-2017 09:33
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stinger:

 

I'd definitely go through the Chromecast route myself. I have two at home. You should be able to load a stream/file in a Chrome browser, and cast the tab to your Chromecast device.

 

 

This is what we do.  Works.





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  Reply # 1894054 2-Nov-2017 09:33
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Assuming its a smart/newer tv.. The alternate is what I've been doing for years, Kodi/XBMC. Rather than work with plex and re-muxing etc.

 


Goto system config and turn on UPnP server and look for it on the TV media network browser. As long as you add the files to a catalogue you can use it as a nice catalogued mediaplayer anywhere you are, or let another device suck the same files from it.


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