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You can play local files directly through the Chromecast extension or open mp4 files in Chrome and cast the tab.
For the extension, click the Chromecast icon then select "Cast file" from the Sources menu. This should open an Explorer window for you to select the file you want to play. This will open the file in a new tab and automatically start casting.

You can also right click the file in Explorer, hover over "Open with," and select Chrome from the list or press Ctrl + O from a Chrome window and select the file. Then, cast the tab as you would normally.
If none of these options work, it may be because the encoding of the mp4 file you're trying to play isn't compatible with Chrome. I've run into this before and solved it by converting the files using RealPlayer Converter.
You can play local files directly through the Chromecast extension or open mp4 files in Chrome and cast the tab.
For the extension, click the Chromecast icon then select "Cast file" from the Sources menu. This should open an Explorer window for you to select the file you want to play. This will open the file in a new tab and automatically start casting.

You can also right click the file in Explorer, hover over "Open with," and select Chrome from the list or press Ctrl + O from a Chrome window and select the file. Then, cast the tab as you would normally.
If none of these options work, it may be because the encoding of the mp4 file you're trying to play isn't compatible with Chrome. I've run into this before and solved it by converting the files using RealPlayer Converter.
thank you. this worked for me to cast from file.
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How to Use VLC With Chromecast

VLC is a media player you can use on your computer, but it’s also a handy way to send videos and music to your Chromecast. Using VLC with Chromecast lets you share nearly any media file with your TV in seconds.

Maybe you want to play iTunes on your TV, send some home videos to the living room big screen, or stream something live through VLC and forward it to your HDTV. No matter the reason, VLC makes connecting your computer to your Chromecast very easy.

Cast VLC Media Files to Chromecast

Step 1: Download and install VLC. If you have it already, make sure it’s version 3 or newer because that’s when Chromecast functionality was added.

Tip: You can check the version you have through the Help > About menu.

Step 2: Open the Playback > Renderer menu, and then select your Chromecast from the list.

If your Chromecast isn’t listed, double-check that it’s powered on either through a USB port on the TV or a wall outlet. Also make sure the Chromecast and your computer are on the same network.

Step 3: Use the Media menu to import the file you want to play on your Chromecast. There’s an option to select just one file or a whole folder. You can even cast a network stream or disc from your disc drive.

VLC accepts lots of file formats, including popular ones like MKV, MP4, FLV, MP3, and WMA.

Note: If a “Performance warning” notification shows up and nothing is playing on the Chromecast, click OK to convert the file to a format VLC can use.

That’s it! Your TV should now be playing whatever you’ve told VLC to play.

You can also play other things through Chromecast, like Netflix, YouTube, a Chrome tab, or even your entire desktop, but none of those things require VLC.

Things to Remember

  • The video or audio file should begin to play immediately after VLC connects to the Chromecast, but you might have to wait a several seconds depending on the speed of your computer and network. If the file doesn’t start, click play in VLC.
  • Another way to cast media files from your computer to your TV via Chromecast is to first open the file in VLC and then connect to the Chromecast as described in Step 2 above. From there, you might have to hit the play button to start the video/audio.
  • Conversions might take a long time, especially if you’re trying to cast a long video. If you know VLC won’t handle the file unless it’s been converted, consider converting the file to something compatible before adding it to VLC.
  • Hit the stop button in VLC to quit playing the video or audio file on both the TV and your computer. Or, to just stop playback from the Chromecast and watch or listen on your computer only, return to Step 2 above but choose <Local>.
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How to Watch Local Video Files on Your Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast works well for streaming videos from YouTube, Netflix, and other online services. But there isn’t an obvious way to stream local video files from your computer to your TV via the Chromecast.

All the options below require the Chrome web browser. VLC can stream to a Chromecast, but this feature is currently unstable and only available in experimental builds of VLC.

Fast and Easy: Videostream for Google Chromecast

RELATED:How to Stream From VLC to Your Chromecast

We’ve been impressed with Videostream for Google Chromecast. It’s a Chrome app and you can use it for free. You’ll have to pay $0.99 if you want playlist support, but everything else is currently free.

Install it from the Chrome Web Store and launch it. After you do, you’ll be able to pick a local video file on your computer and select the Chromecast you want to stream to. Your Chromecast will stream the video from your computer without the graphical issues and stuttering that occur when using the tab-casting feature.

MP4 is the most efficient file type you can use, as it’s supported by the Chromecast natively. But Videostream actually supports practically any media file type. If necessary, Videostream will automatically transcode the file as it streams it to your Chromecast.

More Setup Required: The Plex Media Server

RELATED:How To Cast Videos from Plex Media Server to Your Chromecast

The Plex Media Server has integrated Chromecast support. Plex is a popular media-server solution you’ll need to install on one of your computers. After you do, you can access it from all your other devices. Plex has apps for a wide variety of devices, from mobile phones and video game consoles to the Apple TV and Roku.

If you have a Chromecast, you can open the Plex web app in Chrome and you’ll be able to “cast” videos and other media files directly to your Chromecast. Your Chromecast will stream the media from your Plex media server. Check out our guide for more info on setting everything up if you need a step-by-step.

If you just want to watch a few videos now and then, Videostream does the same thing without any setup process. But, if you want to set up a full-blown home media server, Plex will work for you.

Not Recommended: Browser Tab or Full Desktop Streaming

RELATED:Mirror Your Computer's Screen on Your TV With Google's Chromecast

In a pinch, you could do this with the features included with the Google Cast extension for Chrome. Drag-and-drop a video file type Chrome supports — like an MP4 file — into the Chrome browser window and Chrome can play that video file back in a tab. Click the Google Cast extension icon, select your Chromecast, and you can Chromecast the current tab — and the video playing in it.

You could also play the video in another application on your desktop, such as VLC or another media player. Click the Google Cast icon in Chrome, click the down icon next to your Chromecast, and select “Cast Entire Desktop”. Make the video go full-screen and it’ll stream to your Chromecast.

These methods can work, but you probably won’t want to use them. The video won’t be as smooth and crisp as if it were streaming in the usual way


The Chromecast obviously doesn’t provide any way to plug in a USB drive and play local files, so you’re stuck streaming them over the network. Videostream and Plex take advantage of this, setting up one of your computers to function as a media server the Chromecast streams just the video file from. That’s why they’re so much more efficient than tab and desktop-streaming, which requires your computer to record the screen, encode a video, and stream it to your device on the fly.

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