This app no longer works for the public
Now anybody can play local media directly from their computers to their ChromeCast device. No browser required.
I've released an updated version of my Fling application.
The application is written in Java and should run on any OS, just install a JRE: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
The app has experimental support for transcoding of media formats not supported by the ChromeCast. You need to have the latest version of VLC installed for transcoding (preferably 64-bit).
ChromeCast devices has at minimum support for these media formats: https://developers.google.com/cast/supported_media_types
The previous version could only be used by ChromeCast developers, but this version can be used by the public.
The code for the app is open-sourced: https://github.com/entertailion/Fling
This app does not use the official Google Cast SDK.
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- Feb 5, 2014
- I just installed and the latest VLC nightly build from : VLC Build in hopes that it would work with Fling 0.6 but VLC after updating did gave me a ++ error and won't open. So not sure it's VLC. When I drop anything in Fling 0.6 I see my Chromecast on my TV screen image flicker a bit but nothing plays. It goes back to normal rotating pictures. The Fling screen stays white and blank and freezes. I have to use task manager to close it.
Anyone find any solutions? Windows 7 64-bit, RAM 8G, Intel Core i5, Java Platform 1.7, VLC Player 2.2.0Feb 5, 2014
- Thank you much. I'm really looking forward to being able to stream my already stored vids to my tv through chrome without relying on chrome browser conversion.Mar 5, 2014
- it seems to reboot my chromecast (powered via tv usb) also, it gets stuck and once i try to force another video frm any other app on my phone then decides to wake up and overtake the phone's vd. then it runs the video perfectly till i press stop. that reboots my chromecast againMar 8, 2014
- Every time I drop in a video the log loops at
RampClient: get response code=200
RampClient: get response=<?xml version="1.0" ecoding="UTF-8"?>
<link rel="run" href="web-3"/>
<description>Chromecast Home Screen</description>
and I have to end the task to stop the sloopJun 13, 2014
- Hi, it seems great!!!
But when i drop a file into window it go in exception "java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: HTTP entity may not be null"Dec 15, 2014
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