I just like lying in the bed then control what to watch on my TV through a smartphone. Although a remote control also can realize it, what if my desired movies are some local media? Remote control can’t control my Chromecast, can it? Badly, some of my local movies can’t be streamed via my Chromecast. I search to death on Google and finally get the reason and solution.
About Chromecast supported format
Chromecast has limitation in the input formats. Only video containers MP4 and WebM encoded with Video codecs H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8 and audio codecs HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/Opus, MP3, Vorbis are compatible with Chromecast.
However, I have many video with MKV in H.265, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc in my local movie collection. That’s why I encountered playback issues when cast local media to TV via my cell phone.
How to Chromecast MKV, AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MPG, MOV to TV from Smartphone smoothly?
I have no other idea unless making my MKV, AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MPG, MOV, etc video to Chromecast supported format. Fortunately, I have a Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate bought myself as a Christmas gift in Pavtube Facebook.
It can convert almost all kinds of video files like MP4, WebM, MKV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPG, MOV, OGV, WTV, 3GP, 3G2, 3GPP, 3GPP2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, MJPG, H.263, H.264, RM, M4V, QT, DAT, 720p/1080p AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS, TOD, MOD, etc to Chromecast fomats.
What’s more, this Pavtube Chromecast Video Converter also has the feature of converting AIFF, WAV, M4A, Apple Lossless, AC3, AAC, 3GA, WMA, CAF, DTS, APE, VOC, AMR, QCP, MP2, M4R, and more to Chromecast supported audio format.
Free download and install
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html
Step 1: Add source video
Simply drag and drop local media you want to send to Chromecast to the software (Mac version). Or click “File” button of the program to open files soon. It supports batch conversion so I add 4 movies at a time to convert.
Step 2: Choose Chromecast output format
Click on the drop down menu of the Format, select “HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” or “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” as the target format. It fits on Chromecast for playback.
Step 3 Convert to Chromecast format
At the end, go back to the main interface to click the ‘Convert’ button, without waiting for a long time, you can get the output result.
Chromecast smartphones screen to your TV
1 Install Chromecast app for your Android device.
2 Open the Chromecast app and click Cast Screen button.
3 Go to media player and play any video from your device.
It is really amazing, i think, that I can freely switch any video I want to watch on the wide scree and I needn’t move my body. Of course, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate makes my media playback much easier.
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