Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 20:35 UTC
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Early this morning on Google+, he showed off his latest project, which will allow any audio or video file to be casted to your TV using a CyanogenMod-powered device and the Chromecast dongle. In his demo above he shows it off using the Twit.TV app, but he explains that the process should be the same for any media you can play through any app.

This is exactly what I want out of the Chromecast.

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"any" video/audio file?
by woegjiub on Fri 9th Aug 2013 22:13 UTC
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

Sorry, but there is no way that chip is powerful enough to seamlessly decode Hi10P 720P h.264.

A USB+HDMI XBMC card is extremely desirable, but current non-x86_64 hardware can not play anime with the latest scene standards. ;)

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RE: "any" video/audio file?
by Luminair on Sat 10th Aug 2013 03:56 in reply to ""any" video/audio file?"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

chromecast isn't decoding of the source video at all

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RE[2]: "any" video/audio file?
by woegjiub on Sat 10th Aug 2013 04:00 in reply to "RE: "any" video/audio file?"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

No, but it is expected that an android device is, and none of them can play Hi10P.

I didn't realise it could be done through a laptop with chrome on it, though. That is very cool.

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RE: "any" video/audio file?
by tsedlmeyer on Sat 10th Aug 2013 05:33 in reply to ""any" video/audio file?"
tsedlmeyer Member since:
2005-07-07

Chromecast support H.264 High Profile 4.1, 4.2 and 5. What is needed for Hi10P?

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RE[2]: "any" video/audio file?
by woegjiub on Sat 10th Aug 2013 12:43 in reply to "RE: "any" video/audio file?"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Hi10P is 10-bit encoding. It results in smaller file sizes and better continuous regions of the same colour. It's pretty much exclusively used for anime.

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