Cast Xbmc .Flv files using VLC Player


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Jan 31, 2014
This is a how to on Casting Xbmc .FLV files from Computer to TV using VLC Player, Vidcast and the Chrome Browser.

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Step 1. Go into the Chrome Browser and add the Google Cast Extension at

Step 2. Download and install XBMC Windows version 12.3 Frodo at

You need to run xbmc once to set up the proper folders.

Step 3. Download modified VLC playercorefactory.xml at

Place playercorefactory.xml in the userdata folder using the following path.

C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC\system\

Step 4. Download VLC Player 64 Bit

Step 5. Demonstration

Start Chromecast

Start XBMC

Start your show and it automatically finds the VLC Player and plays the video.

go to Tools...Media Information: Copy the file link.

go to Media...Stream....Network and paste the file link in the network url box.

Click Stream....Next....Change File to Http..Click Add, set port to 8080, set path to /

Click Next, Make sure Activate Transcoding is checked

Change Profile to Video - VP80 + Vorbis (Webm)

Click Next, Make sure Stream all elementary streams box is checked, dont touch Generated stream output string.

Click Stream

Have the Vidcast link ready to go in the Chromecast browser. You will need to change to your own local IP address.

Press Enter to activate the link. A box will pop up on the right and you will need to hit Chromecast and then Cast.

Good Luck!

Founder Credit to Mathorv
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