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    Default How can I cast in Chromecast?

    I quite often cast a You Tube video and that works alright, but I have made a video out of my photos and would like to cast that as well, but it seems that I can only cast something that is in the Chrome browser. Will someone tell me how to do that, please.

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    If you open the Video in Windows Player ( movies and TV the default player) Bottom Right hand corner, 3 dots - Cast to Device - The TV as long as it shows as available.

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    I can Chromecast my video files using VLC media player. Select Playback>Renderer. TV should show if available.

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    Thanks very much, Wainui. I had not noticed that.

    Thank you, Bellbird, I will have a look at that.

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    But now I have a related task that I cannot work out.

    I have an Aerial Box recorder/player and when I go to "cast" I see that I can cast to the Aerial Box - so I do and after a short while it says "connected". But I have pressed every button on the remote but I cannot see where to go to see that which I have cast.

    Your help is appreciated.

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    The Aerial Box recorder/player has to be the device (correct HDMI Port) selected on the TV, and the video controlled by what its playing from. Basically (lets say its a Laptop or Phone ) is the controller along with all related functions, Think of it as the TV is ONLY the display.

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    Quote Originally Posted by bellbird View Post
    I can Chromecast my video files using VLC media player. Select Playback>Renderer. TV should show if available.
    My brother had this issue with some of the church files. He couldn't. We tried all sorts. In the end the best method was open the file with Chrome...then cast.
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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    My brother had this issue with some of the church files. He couldn't. We tried all sorts. In the end the best method was open the file with Chrome...then cast.
    That sounds a good idea but how do I open a file with Chrome, please?

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    That sounds a good idea but how do I open a file with Chrome, please?
    Open chrome - Press Ctrl+o navigate to your Video - Drag it into Chrome, it will start playing.

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    Default Re: How can I cast in Chromecast?

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Open chrome - Press Ctrl+o navigate to your Video - Drag it into Chrome, it will start playing.
    Thank you, Wainui. I also found out that if you bring up the mp4 file and click Copy then paste it into the address bar of Chrome it will also start playing.

    That is really good, thank you. We have been able to cast a video of our daughter's wedding which was great! Much better on a bigger screen rather than the laptop.

    Much appreciated.

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