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Chromecast?

astrobyteastrobyte Posts: 32Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited July 2013 in Android (mobile)

Looks like chromecast would be a sweet extension of the keplar app!  Assuming this device is news to all, I look forward to seeing what it will take to implement.

 

Edit: link: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromecast

 

Also, it appears there's an sdk published today.

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  • octagonphdoctagonphd Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    You beat me to it.

    What's the ETA elan?  Been waiting for a device like this.  Although if you don't support it, it's useless to me.

  • nelsonfamily02nelsonfamily02 Posts: 1Members

    If plex implements the ability to use chromecast, I'm dumping my cable tv.   I was going to buy 3 more roku boxes for the house to fit on the rest of the tvs over the next few months, but this can change the game much faster for me.  I'm looking forward to any news on this from the plex devs!

  • doncisco1979doncisco1979 Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Doesn't just have to be android only. This can work across all mobile platforms since you're just queuing up a stream on the key, not streaming from the device. I would love to see this on all the mobile apps. Especially useful while traveling and in a hotel room. 

  • eygrabereygraber Posts: 139Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    This would be an awesome addition to plex
  • koukoumkoukoum Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    OMG been waiting for something like this a long time.... can you make it possible ??

  • djuniahdjuniah Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yeah given the nature of how chromecast works (remote control and media being streamed from a remote location instead of the phone) it seems like it would be a good fit with plex.  I just ordered one, and would love to have plex work with it.

  • kingargylekingargyle Posts: 556Members ✭✭

    The big question right now is what Codecs the chromecast supports.  I suspect at a minimum that H264, AAC and maybe MP3 are built in.   A lot of the content would probably need to be transcoded so I suspect the plex devs would need M3U8 streaming support on the device.

  • timtlmtimtlm Posts: 96Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is definitely a must for Plex!  Very convenient and cheap client.  I wonder what video and audio formats it will handle without transcoding.

  • hollisjamisonhollisjamison Posts: 2Members Plex Pass

    1 more for yes please. It covers 99% of my bases already, if you can add a Cast button the android app my rokus will be effectively trash. 

  • doncisco1979doncisco1979 Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    According to the SDK they support some pretty basic stuff

    All Google Cast devices at a minimum support the following media types:Video codecs: h.264, VP8
    Audio decoding: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/OPUS, MP3Containers: MP4/CENC, WebM, MPEG-DASH, SmoothStreamingLevel 1 DRM support: Widevine, Playready
     

    The SDK seems ridiculously straight forward and pretty much tailored for someone like the plex team to implement. 

  • timtlmtimtlm Posts: 96Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    doncisco1979 wrote on July 24 2013, 5:25 PM: »

    According to the SDK they support some pretty basic stuff

    All Google Cast devices at a minimum support the following media types:Video codecs: h.264, VP8
    Audio decoding: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/OPUS, MP3Containers: MP4/CENC, WebM, MPEG-DASH, SmoothStreamingLevel 1 DRM support: Widevine, Playready
     

    The SDK seems ridiculously straight forward and pretty much tailored for someone like the plex team to implement. 

    Hopefully it can pass through multi-channel audio.  Otherwise, it will be a no go for many Plex users here.

  • octagonphdoctagonphd Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    they said it supporst 1080p and 5.1

  • kingargylekingargyle Posts: 556Members ✭✭

    Here is the media container support:

    https://developers.google.com/cast/supported_media_types

    It's pretty limited, so definitely will need transcoding support.

  • octagonphdoctagonphd Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    maybe someone who is savy can tell by looking at the SDK...can you stream the same content to multiple chromecasts at the same time?  This was not mentioned (or at least I didn't hear it).

  • kingargylekingargyle Posts: 556Members ✭✭
    Dr. Octagon wrote on July 24 2013, 5:30 PM: »

    they said it supporst 1080p and 5.1

    It doesn't support Dolby Digital or DTS, so it has to be support AAC 5.1.

  • evanyoshinoevanyoshino Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    If netflix can do it... I know Plex will.  I just ordered it in anticipation!

  • mjh1202mjh1202 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass

    I have one on order as well. This would make PLEX so very perfect for older systems :)

  • upcboyupcboy Posts: 9Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited July 2013

    If plex supports it... I think it would be the Ideal Plex Set top box.

  • trunzoctrunzoc Posts: 32Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Please make Plex work with this.  As someone earlier mentioned, I've been slowly acquiring Rokus for all the TVs in my house.  This seems like a much cheaper and smaller option!

  • DancherBoiDancherBoi Posts: 169Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I just started getting into the Tronsmart devices to run XBMC and finding the Plex App on Android is a great experience. Now that Chromecast is here...this just might be the way to go. Plex + Google Play Music All Acess = All play and no work for me.

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