meinster wrote:I can't say for sure, I'm afraid.
VLC/AceStream (desktop) > Chrome (desktop) > Chromecast .. not a runner as far as I know, because Chrome can't play the HTTP stream. This works fine for local AVI/MP4 files, etc., just not for streams/re-streams.
VLC/AceStream (desktop) > VLC (Android) > Chromecast. Will work if your Android phone supports screen mirroring. VLC for Android doesn't support casting to Chromecast natively (yet; a work in progress) so you have to rely on your phone casting the entire screen (with screen mirroring). See this
for more info on this setup. If your phone doesn't, but is still a decent/recent one, you could try this
. Having said all that, if your Android phone is decent/recent, it probably has HDMI/MHL out already (so just plug it in to the TV and don't bother with the Chromecast at all!).
It works well, but isn't original quality (still better than SD if your AceStream is HD and you've got very good WiFi). Using this method won't give you reliable HD, but definitely watchable and a whole lot better quality than any flash-based stream. It's very finicky though, especially if your WiFi isn't top-notch (i.e more 802.11ac on 5GHz than bog standard 802.11b/c on 2.5GHz). Expect interruptions (either from your AceStream itself or from this convoluted setup).
So if you're still with me, and still interested, the VLC/AceStream setup is just a question of using VLC's docs
(search for "Transcode and stream in HTTP"). I do the equivalent for iOS (to cast to my AppleTV), but there's no WiFi involved so it's all down to the quality of the AceStream (which is normally good, to be fair).
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