DescriptionNAS Cast allows you to stream videos from your home DLNA UPnP Network Attached Storage (NAS), HTTP Web Server, PC, Linux, or MAC to your TV Chromecast.
- Lists Videos with Title, Year, Runtime, and DVD Cover Art - See below for details
- Shows Video Description / Synopsis - See below for details
- Play Video Locally on Device
- Play Video on ChromeCast
- DLNA Pin Location - Button on Action Bar pins the current location to skip having to navigate to your content on future loads
- Highlight Videos - Mark videos so they stand out (new, favorites, down select etc.) - Long press the video to select option from context menu
- Search Filter for Folders and Videos - Button on Action Bar / In Menu
- Copy Film to Device option - Copy the selected video locally for offline playback or share with friends - Long press the video to select option from context menu
- Copy Film URL to Clipboard option - Long press the video to select option from context menu
NAS Cast enables you to easily enjoy your favourite films and other video files on your TV.
Browse or search your titles using NAS Cast on your Tablet or Phone, then play locally, or cast to your TV. Play, Pause, Skip, and Volume is controlled from your Tablet or Phone.
Both DLNA UPnP and HTTP are now supported, so all modern NAS as standard, plus Windows, MAC, and Linux running DLNA UPnP Servers are supported with standard configuration.
NAS Cast will find all MPEG 4 video files with an .mp4, .m4v, or .mkv extension in the selected directory.
NAS Cast can also copy your video files from your NAS to your phone or tablet for offline viewing.
I have ripped my complete DVD collection to .mp4 files using AnyDVD (paid) to remove encryption, and Handbrake (free) to rip / encode to .mp4. Alternatively VLC Player (free) can be used with Handbrake in place of AnyDVD. For best results with Handbrake I recommend the Normal profile with Web Optimised selected - which helps playback start quicker by putting the header at the front of the file.
NAS Cast will read .nfo and poster.jpg files if present to display DVD Cover Art, Year, Runtime, and Plot Synopsys. XBMC (free) will download and generate .nfo and poster.jpg files for your films (System -> Video (Advanced) -> Library -> Export Video Library). When prompted choose to export to Separate Files, and to export Thumbnail Images.
1) Use the following test URL to try out NAS Cast in HTTP mode: http://yellowdogapps.com/nascast/test/
2) Download one of the videos from the test URL to your NAS, then switch NAS Cast to DLNA UPnP mode and navigate to the video on your NAS.
Email me if you are still having problems and I'll try my best to help :)