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# 243709 27-Dec-2018 11:35
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We have recently got a SmartVU and we’re using it to rejuvenate a 6-yo Samsung Smart TV that has no aerial for FTA live TV and that has lost some of its smarts due to Samsung no longer supporting some of the apps - eg. Netflix. On the whole the SmartVU works fine - except for the built-in Chromecast.

I have music videos on my iPad which I can send to the TV via the iPad VLC app and a first-gen Chromecast - and it works well. When I try and do this using the SmartVU built-in Chromecast, the audio gets through but no video.

I have tried changing all sorts of settings to no effect.

Would be grateful for any comments or advice.

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  # 2151079 27-Dec-2018 12:28
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No idea. I'd take a guess there is a video codec required. In the vlc details what is the video codec for that video?

Edit: or some property of the video codec..

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  # 2151085 27-Dec-2018 12:39
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Videos are mp4.



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  # 2151117 27-Dec-2018 13:15
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MP4 is the container format. MP4 can contain any of: H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, and maybe a few more. In addition to that, there are other properties like resolution.

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  # 2151147 27-Dec-2018 14:47
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Thanks for the comments.

After further investigation, it seems VLC for iOS may be the problem. I went back a step and tried the music vids with the first-gen Chromecast - which used to play these vids fine. The older CC updated itself and then displayed the same issue as the CC in the SmartVU - audio but no video.

Both the SmartVU CC and the older CC play other stuff OK - just not the stuff coming via VLC. Disappointing but c’est la vie. In hindsight I should have tested further before bursting into print here.

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