VLC is one of the most popular media players for Windows 10, and that’s a fact. The tool is open-source, and it has been around for more than a decade. We like it because it’s a solid media player, but most importantly, it’s free to download and use for however long.
Now, we are living in the age of streaming, and Google Chromecast gaining ground and could become the defacto tool to stream content from your personal computer to the TV in your living room. The question is, then, is it possible to stream video content directly from VLC to Chromecast? The answer to that is a resounding yes. In this post we will show you how to stream your favorite content from the VLC Media Player to Chromecast in simple steps.
Stream video from VLC to Chromecast
Streaming video content from VLC to Chromecast is pretty easy to do, so keep reading this guide to learn how to get the job done. We cover the following topics:
- Things you need
- Let’s connect VLC to Chromecast
- Insecure Site
- Convert Videos
1] Things you need
OK, so you will require to have a Google Chromecast on-hand, but we suspect one is laying around your house already. In that case, then, how about moving along to download VLC media player? It can be had by visiting the official website.
Additionally, make sure your Chromecast is currently connected to your television and powered on. But you already knew this, right? Perfect.
2] Let’s connect VLC to Chromecast
Fire up VLC Media Player on your Windows 10 computer, then click on Playback > Render > Scan. From there, the program will search for your Chromecast, and once it is found, you will on the list. After that, open the menu again, go through the same process and click on Chromecast.
3] Insecure site
We should point out that you’ll see an insecure site warning when you try to stream a video. This is normal, so don’t worry about it. However, there are two options to choose from when this message comes up. It will ask you to either stream from this insecure site for 24-hours or accept it permanently.
For the utmost safety, we would suggest selecting Accept 24 Hours rather than permanently. We say this because one never knows when their computer will become infected by malware than can take advantage of the connection to Chromecast.
4] Convert videos
Not all video formats are supported when attempting to stream content to Chromecast, and that, again, is normal. If you see this error message, please click on OK to begin the conversion automatically. Bear in mind that depending on the power of your computer system and the length of the video, it may take a while for the conversion process to end.
Also, if you have a VPN connection to your Windows 10 computer, the process of streaming to Chromecast from VLC will likely not work. But hey, you can try and see if you’re the exception.