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27-05-2014, 08:25   #61
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Will this work on a monitor with HDMI support ??
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27-05-2014, 09:20   #62
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Will this work on a monitor with HDMI support ??
It should do.
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27-05-2014, 09:33   #63
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It should do.
Do we need to have a tv license to use it with a monitor ??
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27-05-2014, 11:54   #64
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Do we need to have a tv license to use it with a monitor ??
Its not picking up a tv signal, so no
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27-05-2014, 14:40   #65
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Its not picking up a tv signal, so no
I wouldn't be so sure. I think that if you can view streamed content from the likes of BBC iPlayer, then it is not exempted. Or maybe that's the loophole that will be fixed in the upcoming budget changes to the licence.

Also, if the inspector wanted to be pissy, and your monitor has space for a TVtuner card, he could claim that it's the same as a broken TV (which requires a licence) or that he thinks you could use a STB with it and rabbit ears, etc.etc.

It's a grey area and you could end up in front of a judge quick enough.
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27-05-2014, 17:46   #66
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I wouldn't be so sure. I think that if you can view streamed content from the likes of BBC iPlayer, then it is not exempted. Or maybe that's the loophole that will be fixed in the upcoming budget changes to the licence.

Also, if the inspector wanted to be pissy, and your monitor has space for a TVtuner card, he could claim that it's the same as a broken TV (which requires a licence) or that he thinks you could use a STB with it and rabbit ears, etc.etc.

It's a grey area and you could end up in front of a judge quick enough.
Using a monitor which is connected to a PC ?? I dont think so !
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27-05-2014, 21:23   #67
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This looks really interesting.
But i'm mightily confused with all these newfangled gizmos. I'm generation X, not a skinny-jeaned milllenial so barely know what netflix is, so be kind.

Seriously though, we're talking about streaming content from Chrome browser (have) from a smartphone (i have)/tablet (have)/PC with Windows 7 (have) to a hd TV (not sure if i have, how do i check this, i have a hdmi slot on my TV).

But where is the content from.
What app do i need to install.
Or is it an addon for Chrome.
Is it free (It's Google so i'm hoping yes).
What cool stuff do you recommend to stream (movie services, music etc) with this.

I need to lie down.
*The content comes from various sources including Youtube, Netflix and streaming your own videos etc. Google search will elaborate.
*You get an 'add-on' for the chrome browser (it's explained when you set-up the Chromecast)
*Is it free? It depends. For example, Netflix costs, Youtube doesn't.
*Spotify is supported. That means free music, with some limitations.

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Had high hopes for this was hoping it would mirror chrome browser streaming video pity it does so very poorly unwatchable , is there any way to work around this? Could be great device as have netbook with no HDMI.
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Had high hopes for this was hoping it would mirror chrome browser streaming video pity it does so very poorly unwatchable , is there any way to work around this? Could be great device as have netbook with no HDMI.
Nop, browser streaming to the Chromecast relies on the computer your streaming from to have the power to create a video stream and stream it to the Chromecast. Its only really useful for mirroring text/webpages etc. not streaming from other sites. Maybe in the future it will get better?

Think of the "Cast this tab to..." (which is in BETA) as a nice extra feature.
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btw, Videostream rocks streaming files to the Chromecast like MKV files.
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Could be great device as have netbook with no HDMI.
https://support.google.com/chromecas..._topic=4599578 You need a decent cpu and decent video encoding hardware accelleration.
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28-05-2014, 05:06   #72
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They have released sdk so most apps will be cast compatible in near future..
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Screen mirroring coming soon
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That will be class
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When you cast the desktop to your TV screen and play streaming video from within Chrome browser, will it play both audio and video on the TV?
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