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How to Stream Your Videos from VLC to Chromecast?



VLC to Chromecast

VLC player is the popular player used around the world to watch all sort media files on any device. VLC almost works on every platform including Windows, Android, Mac, iOS and more. As a multimedia player, it can read and play any type of video or audio file. It can even playback content from the DVDs, CDS and online streaming platforms with the compatible URL. Now, VLC 3.0 and above versions have Chromecast Support, it means you can stream videos from your device to the bigger screen of the TV. In this article, we will show how to stream your Videos from VLC to Chromecast.

What you will need?

If you want to stream videos from VLC to Chromecast, you need to have following things:

  • Chromecast
  • Windows or Mac running the latest version of VLC
  • Smart TV

Stream videos from VLC to Chromecast?

Step 1: Connect Chromecast to your Smart TV.

(Note: Make sure that Chromecast has been set up correctly. Check out here to how to set up Chromecast). Also, make sure that both Chromecast and Windows PC or Mac are connected to the same network.

Step 2: Open VLC media player on your PC. Make sure that you are running VLC version 3.0 or above.

Step 3: Now open Playback -> Rendered -> Scan.

Stream videos from VLC to Chromecast

Step 4: Select the Chromecast device where you need to stream.

Step 5: Open a media file on VLC or drag & drop a video file from the file manager into the VLC media player.

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Step 6: A pop-up window will be displayed on your PC notifying “Insecure Site.” On the pop-up Window, tap View Certificate.

Stream videos from VLC to Chromecast

Step 7: Tap Accept Permanently to agree with the Chromecast’s certificate.

Playing VLC to Chromecast

Step 8: Now your Video will be played on the bigger screen of the TV. Common video formats will be streamed without any problems. But, while playing the video formats like WMV, you will be displayed with the message like this.

Step 9: Tap OK if you want to proceed with video.

Cast VLC to Chromecast

(Note: You can also tap OK, Don’t warn me again if you want your VLC to convert the video file automatically while streaming. We recommend you not use this option on the laptop, as it will drain battery life quickly. Similarly, slower or older computers may not convert the video fastly, resulting in lag while streaming the video).

Related: How to Fix Chromecast Not Working Issue?

Stream Videos from VLC to Chromecast using Google Chrome?

The above-mentioned method will work perfectly. If you find the above method doesn’t work properly, you can use Google Chrome browser to stream the videos from VLC to Chromecast.

(Note: Make sure that your PC and Chromecast connected to the same network).

Step 1: Open your Google Chrome browser and tap the three-dot menu icon which located on the top left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap Cast option.

Stream Videos VLC to Chromecast using Google Chrome

Step 3: Select the drop-down menu next to Cast to, then change the source from the Chrome Tab to Cast Desktop.

Stream Videos VLC to Chromecast using Google Chrome

Step 4: You PC screen will be streamed on your TV. You can play your video file and enjoy streaming on the bigger screen of the TV.

Related: Google Chromecast vs Roku

Final Thoughts

This is how you can stream your videos from VLC to Chromecast. By playing VLC on Chromecast, you will have the best video streaming service. You can stream all type of video files without any restrictions.

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