Chromecast + Mac + VLC

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

  1. blairh macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    Dec 11, 2007
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    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 G3

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    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.
     

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