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sumithar

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Watching .mp4 movies from harddisk
« on: February 07, 2014, 10:49:42 AM »
I have some mp4 and m4v movies on my PC.  i open them in a tab of chrome browser and "cast" this to my chromecast appliance.   Much to my disappointment the picture doesn't show up full screen.  If I connect the laptop directly to TV (via HDMI) and play the same movie using VLC media player it plays back perfectly.

Any thoughts?



dickard

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Re: Watching .mp4 movies from harddisk
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 03:43:16 AM »
By no means am I or have I researched this response nor have I done anything other than set up my Chromecast for use.... yet I wonder if the mp4's aspect ratio could be increased with a third party program then 'cast' it into your browser? 

good luck.

cestes

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Re: Watching .mp4 movies from harddisk
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 09:04:19 AM »
You would have to "re-convert" the media file to get the best picture  aspect ratio, Handbrake (FREE) works best for this, but it does take time for the conversion process, a bit longer than realtime playing. Set it to work/convert, and go to bed. Wake up, its done.

Google wants it done THEIR WAY.......

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monica66

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Re: Watching .mp4 movies from harddisk
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 08:29:17 PM »
As it claimed, Chrome browser is a very capable video player that will have no trouble of handling various video types such as WebM, MP4, MPEG and MKV. However, as for your other video files like M4V, it's not like that you can directly cast movies played from hard drive. What you can do is to encode videos to Chromecast compatible format like MP4 and then use the Chromecast's local playback workaround to stream the movies to Chromecast.

 


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