How to stream from VLC to Chromecast
Most media support the streaming to Google Chromecast, which makes it an ideal platform for stripped-down media content. VLC, on the other hand, is the most popular media platform for desktops, making it extremely versatile in many facets. If you want to stream videos in your PC to Chromecast using VLC, here’s what you need to do.
The Preparation Required
In order to stream a video from VLC Media Player into your TV using Google Chromecast, you will need the following things:
- Google Chromecast
- Strong signal from your router
- VLC 3.0. This comes is 64 bit as well as a 32-bit version for Windows as well as other platforms.
You will have to simply download the VLC Version that suits your PC and then install it. Your Chromecast has to be connected to your television and plugged in.
Connecting VLC to Chromecast
Once you have made a secure connection with the Chromecast, you will now have to open the VLC Media Player on your PC. Now open Playback, followed by Renderer, and then tap on the Scan option. This starts the process of searching for the Chromecast on your system. Wait for some time now and then open the menu option, but this time open via the Chromecast option. You have now connected the VLC to the Chromecast and ready to select your preferred media on your TV. Use Media & Open File to look for the video that you want to watch. On the other hand, drag a video file that is open on a Windows Explorer window into the VLC Media Player window.
Steps to be Followed
Since you will be playing on a network device, the Insecure Site warning should pop up now. You do not have to worry, because this is absolutely normal. Now you will simply have to click on View Certificate and then click on Accept Permanently to successfully add the certificate to your device. While some formats will play without a hitch, others may require conversion of some sort. Standard formats are meant to play almost immediately, but if you are using an unusual or out of the common formats like Microsoft WMV, you may come across a sign with a Performance Warning. You will simply have to Click OK if you want to continue with the video or click on OK, Don’t warn me again if you want your files to be converted anyway.
Follow these simple steps you will easily be able to stream VLC from Chromecast.