If you are looking for smart, powerful and fast streaming device for your brand-new UHD TV, there's no better place to find it than Chromecast Ultra. Apart streaming video with its built-in media streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Now, Spotify, Twitch, etc. You can also use the program to cast local video on your PC or Mac to your large screen TV. Have a lot of favorite old movies on DVD disc, how to stream them to TV via Chromecast?
Solutions to stream local video via Chromecast Ultra
There are two options for you to play local video on Chromecast Ultra. The fast and easy way is using the Videostream for Google Chromecast Ultra, which is a free Chrome app that can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. After launching it, pick a local video file on your computer and select the Chromecast Ultra you want to stream to. The MP4 is the most compatible file type you can use, as it's supported by the Chromecast Ultra natively. But Videostream actually supports practically any media file type. If necessary, Videostream will automatically transcode the file as it streams it to your Chromecast Ultra. For those people who wish to set up a full-blown home media server, Plex can be the best options. The Plex Media Server has integrated Chromecast Ultra support, just open the Plex web app in Chrome and you'll be able to "cast" videos and other media files directly from your computer to your Chromecast Ultra.
Tips: All the two options listed above require the Chrome web browser.
Chromecast Ultra supported file formats
Whether you choose to stream local video to Chromecast Ultra via VideoStream app or Plex Media Server, always make sure that the file formats should be included in Chromecast Ultra playable file formats listed below:
Video formats: H.264 High Profile Level 4.1(the processor can decode up to 720/60 or 1080/30), VP8
Audio formats: AAC-LC, MP3, LPCM/WAV, Vorbis audio files.
Rip DVD to Chromecast Ultra
Obviously, you can't directly stream DVD to Chromecast Ultra, you will need to rip DVD into Chromecast Ultra compatible digital file formats. Here, you can get the job easily done with a program called Pavtube BDMagic (get Mac version), which not only assists you to powerfully bypass all DVD copy protection and region code, but also efficiently encodes DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO image file to Chromecast Ultra best compatible H.264 1080p video formats or AAC, MP4 audio formats. For those tech savy, you can do some advanced settings in the program's profile settings window to get better output video and audio quality.
For 4K Blu-ray collectors, you can also use the program to beneficially rip 4K Blu-ray to Chromecast Ultra compatible 4K file formats with best picture quality for 4K TV viewing.
How to Rip DVD for TV Streaming from Chromecast Ultra?
Step 1: Load DVD disc.
Insert the DVD disc into your computer's external optical drive, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load DVD disc into the program, apart from DVD disc, you can also use the program to load Video_TS folder, IFO or ISO image file into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select Chromecast Ultra supported HD H.264 file format by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)".
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Click "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can flexilby adjust output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them Chromecast Ultra.
Step 4: Begin DVD to Chromecast Ultra ripping process.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from DVD to Chromecast Ultra playable H.264 HD MP4 format encoding process.
When the conversion is completed, feel free to follow the steps listed below to stream DVD to Chromecast Ultra via Videostream app or Plex Media Server.