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Archive for the ‘Chromecast’ Category

Some links on Chromecast and stuttering

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/10/18

For my link archive (all my Chromecast devices are wired via LAN to low-latency fiber backed ISPs):

For v1 Chromecast devices, it seems Google does not care any more and will always stream at 1060p50 or 1060p60 without giving the opportunity to tune down the quality from the Android Chromecast app (my app always shows “Quality:Unavailable”, see the picture below the signature).

For v2 and up, there sometimes are firmware issues that take long times to get resolved.


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Altnernatives for Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/13

A long time ago, I wrote Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

As a reminder for self, order when I’m back in the USA: Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store.

In between, it has been available in many countries, but when writing this, it is not available in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany any more:

Alternatives are for instance [Archive.isUGREEN Ethernet Adapter für Chromecast und TV: AmazonSmile: Computer & Zubehör, or fiddling with OTG splitter cables and an a USB ethernet adapter which I found via [WayBack] Google Chromecast – Google Cast – Deel 1 – Mediaspelers en HTPC’s – GoT especially[WayBack] Google Chromecast – Google Cast – Deel 1 – Mediaspelers en HTPC’s – GoT: search for “ethernet.

The cool thing: these solutions also work for things like Raspberry Pi Zero, Fire TV Stick, etc.

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If you have trouble getting an screen mirror from Samsung S7 Edge to Chromecast 2 to work: reboot phone

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/25

A friend of mine tried to get screen mirror (now called “Smart View”) from a Samsung S7 Edge to a Chromecast 2 working, but the connection would time out each try (but not when casting regular content using the Google Home app): try rebooting your S7 Edge.

Got that reboot tip and renamed functionality thanks to the somewhat related [WayBack] Galaxy S7: How to Screen Mirror to any Samsung Smart TV:

In order to connect (screen mirror) you Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge to your Samsung smart TV you need to swipe down to open your notification area, then on the top right click that little down arrow then select “smart view”. Previous Galaxy phones called it screen mirror, not sure why Samsung changed the name in the S7.

Got the renamed functionality via the video below.


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The fireplace yule Log visualiser in Google Play Music works, but only from web-browser, not from app

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/25

Kristian Köhntopp:

Dear Lazyweb, years ago I turned on the Yule log visualiser in GPMAA, Settings, Labs. Current Google music has no Labs. So how do I turn on cover art?

Turns out, the Settings -> Labs switch exists in Desktop Google Music only, and does not (longer) exist in the App.


via: [WayBack] Dear Lazyweb… how do I turn on cover art? – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

The setting is at



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Play to Chromecast from VLC 3.0 on Mac OS X (OS X, macOS, or whatever other names apple comes up with)

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/14

On my Mac OS X machine, I got this to work with the 20170731 nightly of VLC 3.0.

[WayBackHow to stream from VLC to Your Chromecast (3.0 Updated Version) – VLC Media Player only explains the steps for Windows and Android, probably because they were the first platforms supported by VLC to render on Chromecast: [WayBackHow to Stream Videos from VLC to Chromecast (Including on Windows, Mac & Android) / [WayBackHow to Stream From VLC to Your Chromecast

To make it easier for end-users, on other platforms the menu entries are different.

  • Windows: Menu Video -> Render
  • Mac: Menu Playback -> Renderer (not Render as shown in some posts)
  • Linux: No UI yet.

I found this via [WayBackLatest VLC 3 Nightly Streams to Chromecast Perfectly! : Chromecast and [WayBackHow do I stream to Chromecast using VLC? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

On Linux, there is the command-line for now (which works on OS X and Windows as well), or if you insist: use MKChromecast as described in [WayBackHow To Cast Video from Ubuntu to a Chromecast – OMG! Ubuntu!. [WayBack]Mkchromecast This is a program to cast your macOS X, or Linux audio to your Google Cast or Sonos devices with sources at

On Windows and Mac OS X, after choosing the Render, the steps are the same:

  1. Choose Render discovery on
  2. Choose a Chromecast device
  3. Accept the security certificate for it

Download: [WayBack via [WayBack

I didn’t need [WayBack] 


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