Saturday, October 26, 2013

chromecast discussion

comment in thread about vlc stream to

It's actually not very hard, since VLC already supports transcoding and streaming to a socket. I found a Java project that was experimenting with it, but I don't have the link available at the moment. I tested it out by running VLC like this:

vlc -Irc --sout="#transcode{vcodec=VP80,vb=1000,width=500,acodec=vorb,ab=128,audio-sync,channels=2,samplerate=44100}:http{mux=webm,dst=:8000/cast.webm}"
And then told my Chromecast to stream  
(you need to write a custom app for that part), and it mostly-worked. I was having problems with video/audio sync, but that might be something I did wrong, I didn't spend very long on it. I imagine once we can release apps somebody will write a simple one that takes a URL and tells the Chromecast to stream it, and that's really all you need

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