Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:24 UTC

Update: the functionality used by the application was reverse engineered and Google stated that it may change. Google has released a statement which acknowledges that playing local content will come back to ChromeCast once the API has stabilised. Storm in a teacup, apparently.

Heads up. Google's latest Chromecast update intentionally breaks AllCast. They disabled 'video_playback' support from the ChromeCast application.

Given that this is the second time they've purposefully removed/disabled[1] the ability to play media from external sources, it confirms some of my suspicions that I have had about the Chromecast developer program: the policy seems to be a heavy handed approach, where only approved content will be played through the device.

A company intentionally disabling cool stuff? Surely you jest.

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It seems the guy reversed an API Google specifically marked as "not ready" and prone to be modified.

We know we are in a "hard time" for ethical behavior and freedom respect, with attacks from left and right overstepping their legal obligations but, sure, it does not help to call "guilt!" before an unprejudiced analysis is performed.

OK, dug a little bit more about and this is what I found (scroll to Update):


Edited 2013-08-26 17:04 UTC

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