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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RE: Google's ethical standard
by VistaUser on Mon 26th Aug 2013 19:29 UTC in reply to "Google's ethical standard"
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While Google shouldn't be considered anything other than another company and not put on a pedestal, I don't think we should ignore the evils of Apple and Microsoft.

The companies are not the same.

Look at the development of Windows and Microsoft's practices against its opponents in the 90's (and probably now too once the dust around Nokia has settled), and the current abuse of patents by both Apple and Microsoft to see why Google is so much better.

Google has its faults (and evils), but that is not comparable to them two companies.

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