How to stream a DVD from PC to TV using Chromecast?

Step-by-step tutorial on how to mirror Mirror DVD from Computer to HD TV via Chromecast.

Actually, more than stream movies from Netflix and YouTube or view webpages on the big screen, Chromecast can also cast local files with the Google cast browser extension for you. There are some occasions that you want to stream DVD movies from PC to your TV using Chromecast. However, when you try to do this, you’ll find it’s very difficult to do the job. Then what’s the available workaround to cast DVD from computer to TV via Chromecast? Keep on reading.

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The reasons you are suspicious of the feasibility probably are the DVD copy protection and the incompatibility with Chromecast. What if we change DVD “disc format” to a Chromecast supported video? What is the difference between the normal MP4 video and MP4 video extracted from DVD? I don’t think they are different.

In fact, with the right program, you can get all done easily and quickly. There are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your DVDs and let you watch them the way you want to view them. If you’re confused about choosing a suitable one, I recommend you try EaseFab DVD Ripper. It is a integrated DVD Ripper that can remove any encryption in DVD discs and convert it to Chromecast supported MP4, AVI, MKV, FLV, MOV, VOB, 3G2, etc. It also allows you to choose audio and video codec in DVD ripping process in that Chromecast only is compatible H.264 video and AAC, MP3 audio. If you’re using a Mac, simply turn to its equivalent Mac version here. Below is a simple guide on converting DVD to Chromecast compatible video format.

Guide: How to convert DVD to Chromecast accepted format?

Step 1. Add DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and click the “Load DVD” button on the top left to select and load the DVD movies you want to play on your Chromebook. ISO and IFO files are also supported. After the movies are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and adjust volume or take snapshots freely.

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Step 2. Select the output format

Here, you not only need to consider the supported format of Chromecast but you also should take the TV accepted format into consideration. EaseFab has optimized preset for Sony/LG/Panasonic/Samsung TV, they normal are MP4 format with the most compatible video/audio spec with the TV. If your TV is one of the brands, you can select it as the target format.

On the other hand, if yours are other HD TV, you can simply choose MP4, MP4-HD in “Common Video” or “HD Video”. caetory

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Step 3. Start ripping DVD to Chromecast

Finally, click “start” to rip DVD movie to mp4. After the conversion, try open a new tab in chrome and drag a converted mp4 movie to the address bar, and use Google cast to send the movie to Chromecast.

Mirror the movies from Computer to TV Using Google Chromecast

The setup of desktop screen sharing is very simple and straightforward. You do not need any additional software or hardware.

1.In Chrome browser, click the Google Cast button, you will see the available Chormecasr devices in your network as shown below.

2.You can click the arrow icon in the right. The options will be shown as:

* Cast current tab. This is the default. The Chromecast tab will be cast to Chromecast.
* Cast entire screen (experimental). This will share the desktop screen, not just a Chromecast tab, to Chromecast.
* Audio mode. This will only send audio output to Chromecast. The screen or Chrome tab will not be shared.

3. You can click “Cast entire screen (experimental)” to start the desktop screen sharing.

Note: before sharing the desktop screen with the Chromecast device, there is a warning message letting you know that Google cast wants to share the screen and audio output (with Chromecast). You must click “Yes” to approve the screen sharing.

4.Once the desktop screen is shared to Chromecast, Google cast will indicate the screen is being captured and played on the Chromecast device.

Once the desktop screen is shared to Chromecast, Google cast will indicate the screen is being captured and played on the Chromecast device.

Now, the the desktop screen and audio is shared to Chromecast. You should be able to enjoy the ripped DVD movies on your TV.

What is the best format for local viewing with Chromecast?

Well it’s really down to personal preference, to Chromecast a local movie, you will need to use the chrome browser as the media player. This is the file format supported by chrome: 3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav. Among which mp4 is a really good file format for watching, it kept the file size down without compromising in video quality.

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