Do you want to cast a video from VLC? If yes, then you are in the right place. The developers of VLC’s working on Chromecast compatible for some time. Also, it’s available in version 3.0. It means that you can stream audio or video files from the VLC media player on your computer to your Chromecast attached to your TV.
Note: The feature is in the stable model of VLC, it can be fussy. Some people claim that it works for them, while others claim that it doesn’t and has issues with some types of media files. Your experience might vary, but it’s worth trying to view if it works for you—and it can get better with time.
Currently, the feature is available in version 3.0 of VLC for Mac or Windows. So you want a Windows PC or Mac and an updated version of VLC to continue.
Oh, also want a Chromecast device or an Android TV device such as the NVIDIA SHIELD or TV that uses Android TV as its software. The computer or Mac you’re using to stream wants to be on the same local network as your Chromecast device, wired or wireless.
Procedure To Cast Video From VLC
Once you’ve installed or downloaded the proper version of VLC, you can get begin. Initially, ensure your Chromecast and your TV are on.
You can’t find a “Cast” icon in VLC—at least, not at the moment. If you want to find your Chromecast, you want to:
Tap Playback > Renderer > Scan. If your Chromecast already appears in the menu, then tap on it in the list.
Then head over to a video file in VLC and tap the “Play” button.
Use the Media > Open File menu or simply drag and drop a video file from your file manager onto the VLC window.
Once you try to play the video, you’ll then view an “Insecure site” prompt. Simply tap “View certificate” to view your Chromecast’s security certificate.
Tap “Accept Permanently” to accept your Chromecast’s certificate.
The video file quickly begins playing on your Chromecast once you tap on the ‘Agree’ button via Chromecast streaming the file from the VLC player on your computer. Simply use the controls in the VLC window to stop, rewind, fast forward, and alternative control playback.
If you want to stream in the future, you’ll simply want to use the Playback > Render menu to scan and connect. Then, you can play video files without approving the certificate prompt again.
Also, the feature is in the development process. When I examined it on my SHIELD or PC, the video was playing back with many missed frames and audio de-synced after about a second.
What If It Didn’t Work!
Having issues? This feature might just want some more time. If this VLC feature can’t work well for you at the moment, try another method to watch local video files on your Chromecast.
Well, there’s an alternative method to stream your PC’s desktop video to a Chromecast using Google Chrome’s built-in casting tool. If you wnat to begin it:
Head over to Chrome to any website.
Then tap the Chromecast icon.
Tap the Menu button.
Choose the drop-down menu located next to “Cast to”.
You can then modify the source from the Chrome tab to “Cast Desktop.”
Then choose your Chromecast or Android TV device.
When Chromecast is broadcasting the entire screen, simply open VLC and play your video in fullscreen. Note that, due to Chromecast’s video streaming protocol is focused on speed beside the quality, the video quality will be quite lower than in the steps mentioned above.
If you want to downgrade back to a stable model of VLC, visit VLC’s homepage, install the current stable build, and install it.
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