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    Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    Is it possible for me to connect my Chromecast TO my ubuntu computer in order to receive audio and video from the Chromecast device?

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    Re: Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    what ?
    chromecast is just a client/receiver it don't have a server as far as i know.
    if your trying to hack it, your in the wrong place, the forum frowns on hacking.

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    Re: Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Cline View Post
    Is it possible for me to connect my Chromecast TO my ubuntu computer in order to receive audio and video from the Chromecast device?
    I have a Chromecast and I play videos stored on my Ubuntu Laptop through Videostream application on Google Chrome on TV. The Chromecast is on same wifi as the Ubuntu Laptop but I need an Android phone to configure the Chromecast to connect on wifi.

    Your question is not clear. Chromecast does not store any audio or video it just plays them.

    Kamalakar
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    Re: Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    Not trying to hack anything here just solve a problem and I am exploring all my option. Here is the full story:
    I have whole house audio but I do not like the remote interface. There are many apps which have great interfaces for audio like youtube or pandora and they can be cast via Chromecast. I can definitely cast to my TV but I would like to cast to something with an audio output and my Ubuntu media computer is perfect for it. So I am trying to substitute the TV for the computer.
    Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Re: Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    Hi Steve_Cline.

    You would need a way to receive both video and audio. Something like this: Magewell HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Dongle (works on Linux).

    Just a thought.
    Regards.

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    Re: Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    Thanks for the suggestion. I am not yet interested in spending $300 on the solution but I will keep it in mind if nothing else works.

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    Re: Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    papibe -

    You got me started looking for this type of solution and found something that fits the bill for much less:http://www.amazon.com/BlackRock-Adap.../dp/B00I4A12JG

    I am going to buy this today and see if it works. Thanks for pointing me in that direction!

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    Re: Chromecast TO Ubuntu

    That looks very interesting. Please let us know how that works for you.

    Regards.

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