You heard it right it’s a freeware application exclusively created by a developer Leon Nicholls, which is said to be a small Chromecast app that can be loaded on to your PC and uses java to enable streaming from your personal computer to a Chromecast device, it’s the Fling!
The developer is also working currently on video formats that are supported by Google Chromecast USB drive within his Fling app. Liliputing is a site that explains on wht actually you need to do before the Fling Chromecast app arrived.
“if you wanted to stream a video from a PC to a Chromecast device the easiest way was to drag and drop that video into a Chrome browser tab on your computer. The problem with doing things that way is that it uses Chrome’s tab casting feature which basically involves encoding a video of the browser tab in real-time and sending it to the Chromecast.”
Instead of just streaming the video directly, you’re playing it in your web browser, encoding the real-time, and sending it over a WiFi network where it’s decoded. Which takes lot of work and system resources to do. But Fling Chromecast app cuts the Crome browser and Google Cast SDK and allow you to send a video to your TV without jumping through those limitations.
You can seamlessly take control over media playback using the on-screen play, pause, and stop buttons. Fling is such app that uses the free VLC media player app for transcoding, however you’ll first of all need to install VLC.
Google Chromecast is an USB streaming device that lets you stream media through network and from your laptop, desktop, smartphone and tablet devices, along with YouTube, Pandora, Netflix and lots of Google Play content as well.
The Chromecast is supported by Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chromium for Windows and simply plugs into any HDMI equipped with HDMI port. Google explains:
“Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.”
The app is now available for a free of charge download, Fling Chromecast app runs on any PC system with java installed. Check it for yourself and learn more about how Fling works on Chromecast project in action video.
About Fling Chromecast application:
Here’s how to setup and use Chromecast on your portable or larger devices. The Chromecast only costs $35 and once purchased it, you’ll have some streaming. Enjoy!
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