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Thinking of buying a Chromecast 2

Arctos

Beware of the Bear...
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#22
I picked one up yesterday morning from HN for $60.00, so still have some money left on my gift vouchers

It is easy to set up, just had to rearrange my power board so that the power plug was a bit closer. It took a while to download the upgrade it apparently needed and install it, so we went out and by the time we got back it was ready to cast.

Had a bit of a play with it and it seems easy enough to use, I am not much fussed on Google Home app tho, all it keeps showing me is junk stuff at the moment.
 

Arctos

Beware of the Bear...
iHF Veteran
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WCG Team Member
#24
I have just got the latest version of VLC and worked out to cast movies from a external harddrive

This article from HTG got me started on the right track and also has the link for VLC 3.0 download link.

The only thing different on mine I had to go to Playback / Renderer / Office TV to get it to work, this is different than the article saying Video / Renderer / Office TV.

I have only tried mp4 and avi file so far that work, mkv cast but no audio.

There's a nice screen saver / slideshow when CC is idle.
 
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