How to Stream Blu-ray and DVD Movies to TV with Chromecast
Chromecast is a streaming device that can be plugged into HDMI port right through your TV to cast music, photo and video to HDTV from your PC, tablet, smartphone and other portable devices. Due to the popularity of Chromecast, it has become the common solution for people who are interested in streaming Blu-ray and DVD movies to TV. In this article, we will show you how to stream all of your Blu-ray and DVD movies to TV with Chromecast.
Copy Blu-ray /DVD and Convert to Format that Can be Chromecast to TV
In order to stream Blu-ray and DVD movies to TV with Chromecast, we should have a brief knowledge of Chromecast supported video formats at first.
• MP4 - .mp4 file encoded with H.264 High Profile Level 4.1 video codec and MP3/AAC audio codec.
• WebM - .webm video encoded with VP8 video codec and Vorbis audio codec.
One of the first ways to chromecast Blu-ray and DVD to TV is by means of copying the Blu-ray / DVD and converting it to MP4 or WebM format that can be chromecast to TV. Here you should take Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows | for Mac into your consideration: all-in-one Blu-ray ripping tool with powerful functions: "Copy the entire disc", "Directly copy" and rip any Blu-ray/DVD movies to 250+ video formats. It is means that you can rip the Blu-ray and DVD movies to Chromecast best compatible H.264 MP4 or WebM format for streaming Blu-ray and DVD to TV.
How to Rip Blu-ray /DVD to Chromecast best compatible H.264 MP4 or WebM format
Windows Version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper take as example, Mac Version share the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on Mac OS - and vice versa.
Step 1: Load Blu-ray / DVD movies
Lunch Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load Blu-ray and DVD movies.
Note: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and pls keep networked.
Step 2: Choose Chromecast best compatible H.264 MP4 or WebM format.
In the dropdown list of Format menu, you can find the format you like. Just below Format is Output, here you can browse your computer for a better destination folder for Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper to output your converted Blu-ray / DVD movies.
Tip: You can click "Settings" to change the video resolution, bit rate and other specifications of the videos. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3. Start to rip Blu-ray to Chromecast
The final step is to tap the Convert button and commence converting Blu-ray / DVD movies to MP4 or WebM for Chromecast.
When the conversion finished, you can click "Open" to locate the output files and easily stream them to Chromecast for enjoyment without any limitation.
Chromecast converted Blu-ray / DVD to TV
Step 1. Install Chrome browser and Chromecast extension
Make sure that you have the latest version of Chrome. You can check by clicking Settings > About Google Chrome to update your chrome.
Step 2: Connect Chromecast with TV
Plug in Chromecast in the HDMI input on your TV, and then plug the USB cord on the other end of the Chromecast to power it.
Step 3.Connect WiFi
Make sure that your computer and TV are connected in the same network. You should be connected to 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi network.
If your Chromecast can't be connected to the Wi-Fi network, please check the Chromecast router compatibility here.
Step 4.Install Google cast extension
Please download Google cast extension here. After installation, there will be a Cast tab on the Chrome browser. You can click the option button to set video quality as Extreme or High for your HD TV.
Step 5. Play converted Blu-ray /DVD movies
Drag your converted Blu-ray /DVD movies to chrome browser, or press Ctr + O to browse and import your converted Blu-ray /DVD movies.
And then your converted Blu-ray /DVD movies will be played in Chrome's built-in video viewer.
Then click the Cast current tab on your browser to stream media files to Chromecast and then play it on TV.
Also you can choose Cast entire screen to share your desktop screen instead of a Chrome tab to TV.
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