NAS 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.
The best looking ChromeCast app for Films!
Film Cover and Fan Art images, Year, Runtime, Plot, and Genre powered by The Movie DB.
- Displays Films with Title, Year, Runtime, Plot, Genre, DVD Cover Art, and Fan Art
- Play Films Locally on Device
- Play Films on ChromeCast
- DLNA Pin Location to skip having to navigate to your content on future loads
- Highlight Films so they stand out (new, favorites, down select etc.)
- Copy Film to Device option for offline playback or share with friends
- Copy Film URL to Clipboard option
- Caching of Film Data and Images for faster loading
- Swipe through Films on the Player Details Screen
- Film Data and Images powered by The Movie DB
- Email your Film List to friends
- Search Films by Title, Year, Plot, and Genre
- Use Search keyword 'highlight' to show highlighted films
- Film list and details are Cached for Offline viewing
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.
NAS Cast will read Film Details and images from TheMovieDB.org.
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 :)
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