You guys must be aware of the terms VLC and Chromecast right? Still, I’ll give you a little bit of introduction.
VLC or VLC Media player is a software which can be downloaded and used on different platforms like Android, Windows as well as iOS platforms too. With the help of this tool you can play videos and other multimedia files irrespective of its format, it is currently being completely downloaded or not and much more.
Chromecast is a Google product which is invented and manufactured by Google itself. It is a video streaming product that you connect to your television to the HDMI port and enjoy tons of online data present on the Chromecast. It is definitely one of its kind product and was also termed as the best streaming product in the United States in 2014.
Now, since the introductions are over, we can move to the real topic of the article that is how to stream VLC media player to Chromecast and enjoy a bigger and clearer picture and sound quality.
Let us get straight into it: –
How many times have we wished that we could connect our Laptop directly to the television system without the need of any wire or a separate cable?
VLC developers have been working quite hard from the last few years to get this update up and running. And now it finally seems that their hard work has paid off. With this new update (known as the VLC 3.0.0) you can stream movies from your VLC media player on your laptop or PC directly to the Chromecast.
NOTE: – Although the update is running, it is considered as quite unstable and is currently only available on Windows only. So, if you wish to try it out with your mac or any other iOS device then that may not be possible. But it is just a matter of time that the developers will come up with the stabilized version that would be available for different platforms as well.
As stated above, that this feature is currently available only in Windows build of VLC, you need to download the latest (or update the older) version which is VLC 3.0 (considered unstable).
First of all, you need to head to their website and download the version (64-bit or 32-bit) respectively as per your system.
Steps to connect: –
1. After you are finished downloading and installing the software’s appropriate version, open the application.
2. You will find a ‘Video’ tab on which you have to click.
3. As soon as you click, a new info panel will open up, select ‘Render’ and then press on ‘Local’ and then ‘Scan’ (Render> Local> Scan).
NOTE: – Before you reach this far just ensure that your Chromecast is working and is switched on, to further avoid any problem also switch on your television system.
4. Once the scan is completed and your Chromecast is recognized by the scan. It will be displayed wonder the ‘Local’ section.
5. Click on your Chromecast and press enter to enable the VLC to connect to the device.
6. Once it is connected, start playing the video or audio file on the VLC Media player.
NOTE: – As soon as you select a song, a pop-up window will open up stating ‘Insecure connection’. Click on the ‘View Certification’ to view your Chromecasts security and verification certificate.
In the next window select ‘Accept permanently’ to avoid any such problems in the future.
After all this, your video or other multimedia file will start playing automatically on the Chromecast or your big TV screen. The best part is that you do not need any special remote to control the streaming, you can simply use the controls of the VLC player and similar actions like fast forward, pause etc. will take place with the video on the screen as well.
This completes your successful try to connect the VLC media player to the Chromecast device if you have any doubts, suggestions or know any other method to connect both of them then please comment them in the comment section below and our team will be more than happy to help you out.