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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2018-06-30, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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I Know What to Do with Chromecast and VLC Now, but Can't Delete My Thread

I had a question re: using Chromecast with the VLC player on my laptop, and found out that VLC now supports Chromecast. But I can't delete my thread. Please delete...

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Why not post the solution to the thread so others who have the same question can find it?
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Oh sure, I can do that. I was just embarrassed that I asked the question when the answer was available and I was just looking for the wrong thing the whole time.

You have to make sure your VLC player is up to date so that you have version 3.0 at least. Once you do, there's a setting under Playback for Renderer. You need Chromecast (obviously) and it should be on and the TV you are using it on needs to be on too. If that's the case, under Renderer it will give you an option for Chromecast. Then you open your file and "Play" it. Once you try and play it, they'll be a security certificate that you'll need to accept. After that, it apparently starts playing.

I haven't gotten my Chromecast yet, so I haven't tried these instructions myself. The main mistake I made was a simple one -- foolishly not realizing I hadn't updated my VLC player for quite a while and the version I had didn't have the Chromecast option.
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The published Official VLC "Releases" are notoriously out of date relative to the latest development versions of VLC. At least for Linux that is. For example. Linux Mint was still on VLC 2.x in their repos the last time I upgraded to the VLC 4.x development version
on one of my linux machines.

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