Streams MKVs direct from NAS to Chromecast! Today was the day I unplugged my old Media Player for good! This App streams MKVs direct from my NAS to the Chromecast at Full-HD no problem. Note that audio needs to be AAC so you may have to convert your files but fingers crossed Google will release an update to fix this soon. Can't be happier!
Good for playing audio and images but not great It does play audio and images on my Chromecast and forget videos, videos are extremely slow with this. To make audio and images casting great, I think it should have added a way to make slideshow or just images in row. I had to select a particle l particular photo to cast. And in audio casting too, which though works great in less than 5 sec but still should have added some songs to play in queue.
Crasheroonie! Crashes plugin after casting a pic every time. Not sure if its on my end, but it stops to buffer every few seconds when casting 1080 video. Thanks for the great software, but please give it a bit more finessing good sir. Love the heck outta Solid Explorer BTW.
Doesn't cast. I've tried everything to get this plug-in to work and it just won't. Maybe it's because it's not compatible with my device (which is an lg g2) but when I select solid explorer cast on the file I want to cast it doesn't show up on the screen. Nor does it give me the cast icon on the top right corner like it's supposed to to toggle casting on and off. All of the Google specific apps that come with casting abilities work except for this one.
A good cast: The potential to chromecast every media file on the mobile and n/w is thrilling. Having said that, the plugin is rough around the edges: 1. Disconnecting is buggy as the media file continues to play while the phone is disconnected. Also, should auto disconnect when manually exiting solid explorer. 2. Struggles to stream certain HD files which otherwise work fine using alternatives like Allcast, hence a bit of optimisation is necessitated. On the whole, a much welcome functionality addition to SE. ^_^
At last a reliable app Having tried a number of the better names with random success, I got round to trying the Cast aspect of Solid Explorer, which I use regularly. It works every time, but for one less important item - Eyeconnect which comes with EyeTV.
Fixed startup crash