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Chromecast Local Video MKV, AVI, MP4 from Computer to TV for Easy Play

Easy Way to Enable Chromecast Play Local Files Like AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, VOB, ASF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2.


We all know that Chromecast can easily help us to play online video and music on TV or HDTV by directly streaming the media from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Google Play Movies and Music, and Chrome. But at the same time many of us have been asking how to enable Chromecast play local video files.

The following article just aims to provide a step by step guide on how to Chromecast local video from Mac or Windows for easy play on HDTV or TV.

It can help to:

  • Stream Charomacast unsupported local video files like MKV, AVI, MP4, Apple ProRes, MOV, FLV, VOB, DAV, MPG, MXF, AVCHD, WTV, WMV, ASF, RMVB from Windows or Mac to Chromecast (Refer to Part 1 and Part 2).
  • Stream Charomecast incompatible audio files like FLAC, DTS, AIFF, APE, WAV, WMA, Apple Lossless, M4A, OGG, CAF and etc from computer to Chromecast (Refer to Part 1 and Part 2).
  • Stream Charomecast supported video or audio from computer to Chromecast (Only refer to Part 2).

Part 1 Convert All Kinds of Media Files to Chromecast Format

Make Preparation: Free download and run iDealshare VideoGo

Free download the ideal Chromecast Converter for Windows or Mac - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

Chromecast Video Audio Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Besides converting media files to Apple TV, Roku, iPad, iPod, iPhone, iTunes, iMovie, FCP, Android, iDealshare VideoGo also can convert all kinds of video and audio files to Chromecast supported format to stream local media files to Chromecast for easy playback.

Acting as the Chromecast Video Converter, iDealshare VideoGo can convert a variety of video formats including MP4, MKV, MOV, M4V, MPG, MXF, MTS, M2TS, M2T, MVI, MOD, TOD, ASF, AVI, Apple ProRes, FLV, VOB, RMVB, RM, R3D, WMV, WTV, DVR, DV, SWF, TS, and etc to Chromecast supported video format.

Acting as the Chromecast Audio Converter, iDealshare VideoGo can convert various audio file like DTS, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AMR, AC3, AAC, APE, WMA, WAV, M4A, M4R, CAF, VOC, QCP, MP2, 3GA, and etc to Chromecast compatible audio format.

Step 1 Import Chromecast unsupported media files

Click "Add File" button to import the video or audio files which you like to stream from computer to Chromecast for easy playback on Chromecast-enabled TV or HDTV.

Or directly drag and drop the media files or the folder where you media files are to main window of the Chromecast Converter.

Convert Local Video or Audio to Chromecast Supported Format

Step 2 Set Chromecast supported format

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select Chromecast compatible video MP4 or WebM from the "Web Video" category or select Chromecast supported audio MP3 from the "General Audio" category.

Step 3 Convert to Chromecast media format

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting the video or audio files to Chromecast supported media format.

Part 2 Chromecast Local Video and Audio

Step 1 Install Google Chrome Cast Extension

Install the Google Cast extension for your Chrome Browser:

  • Ensure you're using the latest version of Chrome by navigating to Settings > About Google Chrome and update your Chrome browser to the latest version, if necessary, or learn more here.
  • Download the Google Cast Extension here.
  • Once installed, you should see the Cast button in the upper right hand side of your Chrome browser.
  • Please note: You do not need to re-install the Google Chromecast app if your device is already set up. You only need to download the Google Chrome Cast Extension.

Step 2 Cast Local Media to Chromecast for Play on TV

  • Open chrome or a new tab, and then connect your chrome browser to Chromecast
  • Drag and drop the video/audio file you want to play into the Chrome browser or copy the media file local path to chrome URL box
  • Click the browser extension and select "Cast this tab", the local video or audio files will be streamed to TV directly for easy playback.