Chromecast + Mac + VLC

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by blairh, May 17, 2017.

  1. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    I'd like to cast VLC video files from my MBA to my TV via a Chromecast.

    Can I do this using simply the Chrome browser in conjunction with my Chromecast and MBA? If so, will I need an extension? Thanks.
  2. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Used to be able to drop it in Chrome but I don't think that works anymore. However I think if you start playing it full screen then goto Chrome and cast a screen then you can select it (at least in Windows).

    What I do with my laptop is use it like an HTPC. Connect if via HDMI and use a wireless keyboard w/ trackpad. (Logitech K400 is like 30 bucks). This typically provides a better experience all around. Take it a step further an get Kodi and its a pretty good HTPC experience all around if you have a large movie collection.
  3. ManifoldSky macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    Just drag the file directly to the Chrome browser, and cast the tab to the ChromeCast.
    No need for VLC.
  4. memonjuned939 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2018
    Feature to cast from vlc to chromecast is only available in vlc nighly version, so first you need to install nightly version of vlc and then you can follow steps from below site to setup vlc to stream from vlc to tv via chromecast
  5. nitramwin macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Seems to have a basic level of functionality now that the good people over at VLC released 3.0. You'll have to go to Menu>Playback>Renderer>Chromecast. Note that subtitles don't seem to be supported yet.

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