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BubbleUPnP. This app is simply fantastic! You can do so many things. I'll give you one scenario. I don't like having my music collection all over the place (Phone, PC, Laptop). So I store it in the central location (Dropbox) and then using BubbleUPnP, I can stream to either the phone or foobar on the Windows machines. I save space and there is no needless duplication. EDIT: Also forgot to mention that this is the only app that displays artwork over the stream.
Bubbleupnp is the best app I have used for sending anything to Chromecast that doesn't already have it's own app. Supports casting local media, media from local or remote DLNA servers, and a multitude of cloud services. Even supports transcoding of media not natively supported by Chromecast.
Haven't seen anyone mention it, but I bought BubbleUPnP when Chromecast first released as it was one of the first to cast local stuff I think. but I've been using it since then flawlessly. I also use it to stream to my ps4. the license costs a couple bucks but the devs deserve it. really great product with fairly regular updates.
I use this all the time. It also has a windows server that can transcode on the fly to play videos whose audio codecs aren't supported by Chromecast.
I'm assuming you've had it with free players by now. I don't think anything beats BubbleUPNP when it comes to this kind of thing.
I was about to buy it as well, but then I remembered I have loads of storage on my phone. I installed BubbleUPnP and copied some files over. Tested it out by setting my phone in flight mode and streamed an episode over tethered wifi (used an app called WiFi automatic to start tethering while in flight mode). It drained about 3-4% of my phone battery during that half hour, so I've now transferred lots of movies and episodes to my phone. :-)
BubbleUPnP can do it IIRC, but you need xposed.
Its been awhile since I've played with it so I'm not sure if it'll route all audio or just media, but you could try using bluetooth. If your pc doesn't already have it, USB dongles are cheap.
I use BubbleUPnP. It supports a variety of media sources (dlna, samba, etc) so if you've got a media share of some kind it should work and it chromecasts fine. There's optional server-side software you can run on your PC if you want it to transcode on-the-fly (to support media that isn't in a format chromecast supports).
BubbleUPnP UPnP/DLNA is my go to App for playing anything on my Chromecast that does not already have it's own app. Supports any DLNA server. Local server on the device. Supports transcoding if you install the server. Will play from your cloud storage (drive, dropbox, box) as well. You can even set up any of your servers to have remote access when you are away from the house. Dev is also very responsive to feedback and updates often.
I'm not sure if this as I haven't tried it myself, but check out Bubble UPnP and Bubble UPnP Server. Don't know if this will suit your needs but I think you can use the server to set up a library at home that is then accessible anywhere through the normal app.
BubbleUPnP is the only app you will ever need for playing anything from your phone, a computer on the LAN, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Even supports Transcoding from both the phone or a server. Hands down the best Chromecast App I've used.
You can actually share media files on HDD connected to Mi Box by running a UPnP-server app, like BubbleUPnP ([link]) or Kodi (Settings -> Services -> UPnP/DLNA -> Enable UPnP support -> Share my libraries). Media boxes with UPnP-client capability, such as game consoles, "Roku Media Player" channel on Roku boxes, and other Kodi boxes, will be able to discover the device and directly playback these files (A PC is required only if there's any transcoding involved).
It is also possible to cast these files to Chromecast devices via a phone/tablet. Direct casting from Mi Box is impossible due to the fact Mi Box can only function as a cast receiver.
If it plays with no sound, the audio might be (e)ac3. If casting simply doesn't work, the audio is probably aac 5.1.
Since Chromecast doesn't support (e)ac3 and aac 5.1, the audio needs to be transcoded to be played via CC . You can use the local transcoding feature of bubbleupnp on your android phone or bubblupnp server on your pc. The audio will be transcoded to compatible formats with it. Free version transcodes only for 20 minutes.
Just got Harmony, it almost completes my setup, can't believe I had not gotten on it earlier.
Also, my Pioneer Receiver has a built-in chromecast, which comes in handy, and I can use an app like this to cast my flac music from my media server (my router in this case) to the receiver. Solid setup.
Cause RD has nothing to do with how the file is encoded. RD lets you get the original file. Most of the other links are from the video hosting sites on which the original file is uploaded and re-encoded and that's why the file sizes from them are usually smaller.
And I think most of the original 1080p files are encoded with ac3(or eac3) codec which Chromecast doesn't support. That's why you have no audio issues with all of them.
I don't know how to explain better about what RD is for since my english is not good enough to explain more. Anyone?
Edit: If you want ro stick with Chromecast, I recommend to give it a try to cast the RD links with the app 'bubbleUPnP'. It detects the audio codec of the file and when it's not supported by Chromecast, it transcodes the audio to aac codec which Chromecast supports. (Don't forget to enable the local transcode in the settings)
If nothing satisfies you, Just ditch Chromecast and buy the android box :D
I think that happens when the file format of the stream is incompatible with DLNA, you can try downloading the episode to the phone and using an app like Bubble which lets you cast unsupported file types.
If you want an easy way to bring your movie and TV show library with you anywhere, BubbleUPnP is the way to go. It lets you stream from your computer/media server, over network or WiFi. It also has extensive support for chromecast and media transfer. It's probably the most used app on my phone.
There is thread somewhere on here that explains how to use this, but I stream all of my Google play music through this
And you can use BubbleUPnP to cast background music from your phone to the Groove app on Xbox One. I don't think it works with the integration that like FH3 has with Groove, but it's still really good.
Raspberry PI este mai versatil. Dar poti oricand sa descarci asta pe telefon/tableta si sa iti faci de cap. HDD-ul extern este overkill daca doar vrei sa descarci filmul si apoi sa il stergi.
Bubbleupnp - 16 song playlist on the free version. Turns your phone /tablet into a media server. My tv has DLNA capability so I can send 1080p movies to the tv with no lag. The music goes to the Chromecast on playlists of about 10-16 songs. It has only crashed once on me in year I have been using it.
Get BubbleUPnP instead, it's far better. I bought and paid for Poweramp ages ago and was disappointed, it's a bit buggy. BubbleUPnP plays everything I've tried to play with it, you can set up media servers on it, and it streams to Chromescast. Great app.
Edit: As mentioned by someone else here, the UI for Poweramp is crap.
I use BubbleUPnP to stream to Windows Media Player from my phone. I forget how much the app cost - 2 or 3 bucks I think. Works great. Once you set up WMP for streaming on the same network, it'll show up in the renderer list in BubbleUPnP.
You should try BubbleUPNP : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp
First you have to be sure you DLNA is enabled on your TV. Cast a video from your smartphone with Bubble UPNP for exemple.
Then on your phone:
- kill PT window.
- Disable VPN if enabled.
- Disable Wifi
- Re-enable wifi, and be sure to connect to your wifi
- Restart PT
- After few seconds (don't wait more than 1 m inute) it should detect the DLNA of your TV.
repeat all those steps few times if it still don't detect.
Also if you use VPN with PT be sure to re-enable it before you play something
BubbleUPnP works well for me. Been using the app for a few years now for Xbox and Chromecast.
Theres a license for the app so that you can cast an unlimited amount of times and also gets rid of ads. I think the free version has a daily/monthly limit for the amount of times you can cast.
Only small issue I have is when casting to Xbox, you can't add subtitles. I'm a subtitle person but I'll survive.
Just out of curiosity, what problem are you having when plugging the Chromecast into the back of the Xbox?
It has on-the-fly transcoding, so the file format doesn't have to be supported by Chromecast. The free version has 20 min time limit on transcoding, iirc.
One of the best apps I've purchased because the free ones do not have as extensive set of features.
As the other comments state you need a server component that is running to be able to steam videos. If you already have the files locally you have a few choices.
Firstly you could get something tiny like a rapper
Raspberry Pi as the server: [link]
Or you could copy what you want to watch onto your phone and use something like bubbleupnp to serve the content to a Chromecast or DLNA device: [link]
As an extension to the above, you could also put emby on your desktop and bubble upnp on your phone and use bubble to download the files to your phone for watching whenever your computer is on.
you can use the local transcoding feature of bubbleupnp on your android phone or bubblupnp server on your pc. The audio will be transcoded to compatible formats with it. Free version transcodes only for 20 minutes.
So, I'm planning on buying an RPI3 for this purpose.
Is it possible? If so, what should I buy? And where (eBay, Amazon.es, etc)?
(I'm from Portugal)
Edit: After searching for a bit, I've came to the conclusion that RPi3 doesn't support USB Slave (act as a USB drive to connect to the TV). Any other suggestions are accepted (RPiZero seems to be able to act as a USB Slave, but can I do the rest of the stuff using a RPiZero?)
You can't install TTV on a PS4 if that's what you're asking. However if you have an android phone you can cast from your phone to your ps4. You can download an app like BubbleUPNP or possible localcast and use that to cast to your ps4. I've seen you may have to open the ps4 media player before you can cast but I can't confirm since I've never tried it on a PS4 just Xbox and a few other devices.
Try this method.
First install UMS from this link.
The setup is fairly easy.
If you want to view them the use any upnp/dlna client.
I personally use BubbleUPNP
I've used it to share all sorts of media.
bubbleupnp (paid) has an "Audio Cast" feature which diverts audio from your phone to a DLNA renderer. Requires a rooted phone with XPosed. This worked well for me with a couple of exceptions (Amazon Music wouldn't work).
There is also AirAudio (also paid) that apparently does something similar although I have not tried it.
My current strategy is to pull up a show on the website, find the link to the .m3u file, and open it in BubbleUPnP. Works like a charm (if a requiring a few extra steps) and is far more reliable in terms of functionality and reliability than the others discussed here.
The Chromecast does work this way, but there is no reason the Chromecast can't point back at the phone as its server. The Chrome browser can cast a local browser tab to a Chromecast, and an Android device can cast its local screen. Also, BubbleUPnP can act as a server for local media to allow a Chromecast to stream audio, video, or pictures from a phone.
I'm not sure if a Chromecast can work at all without internet, but if there is internet (and maybe if there isn't), it should be technically possible for it to stream the bulk video data from the phone's storage, if Netflix wanted to implement that.
Try BubbleUPnP, works great for me.
It casts all sorts of video, and has subtitle support. You can either choose internal subtitles if they are available in the file, or add your own external subtitles.
There's quite a few. Most are free with paid upgraded versions. Here's a direct link from your phone to Google Play with a rather popular one:
I personally recommend BubbleUPnP if you use Android.
I've used it since I first got my Chromecast - it can also cast to a variety of other devices, like Xboxs.
I run a plex server in my house, but any dlna server would work. Really any network share will work so long as you can browse to your files on your phone.
use an app like bubbleupnp to browse your dlna server. Then open the movie file with your favorite VR video player. I prefer VRTV personally.
I would prefer the DLNA server, because DLNA server on a phone can be used on both an android and iphone, iphone cannot be plugged in as a usb drive without itunes, although cydia tweaks excluded. BubbleUPnP is a good one, but android only. I left the iPhone scene around the update of iOS 6, so I can't help if you got an iPhone/iPod/iPad Bro :(
I use an old phone, connected to an even older a/v receiver w/ a 3.5mm to RCA cable, to push audio to my stereo using BubbleUPnP.
Check out BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast, maybe it can do what you need. [link]
I only use Google Music and Audible for audio books, so I wouldn't really know.
I found that the app BubbleUPnP for android connects pretty fast. It showed all my music, photos and videos. Didn't take a second to load and made browsing easy. Let me know if this works for anyone else. I might add I'm using the free version still and it's still amazing even without being upgraded to the paid version.
Link of course
Try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp&hl=cs&gl=US
I use it for Chromecasting videos but it works with music too.
Most people are doing the opposite.
Anyway if you're looking to stream, try install this on your phone and this on your foobar (pc). Once they're configured, you should be able to stream from your phone.
Then you might want to keep your phone plugged to a power source.
> I don't think Chromecast has a way to inject your own audio from an input. At least I haven't seen it. They just coordinate playback from streaming services.
You can, in effect, set up your own streaming service.
The BubbleUPnP Android app is able to do this. With just the app, you can select a Chromecast as an audio destination and then play a local file (from the phone's storage) on the Chromecast. I just double-checked and was able to play one of my phone's ringtones on my TV as a test.
Also, I haven't tried this software, but Mkchromecast is supposed to be able to stream system audio from Linux or Mac to a Chromecast. So maybe it would be possible to put that on a Raspberry Pi, run turntable (or whatever) audio into its the Pi's input, and have it copy that to the Mkchromecast output.
Autohotkey would be a very neat solution if you have wireless keyboard/mouse combo (logitech k400r or something like that)
Since you've got kodi, something I've set up recently is DLNA for kodi with bubbleUPnP
This let's me stream video recordings straight to kodi. On the plus side it also works like chrome cast for YouTube links (sends intent to play to PC, rather than stream from phone)
Worth looking into if you don't mind using your phone to control it
This worked for me: [link]
You can link your Google photos to it (kinda sketchy but I was desperate) and it looks to be 4k to me. Videos look good too.
BubbleUPnP has hardware rendering which LocalCast does not (which means you can play more video types). It's a better option if you're thinking of buying between the two.
I personally prefer Gerbera+BubbleUPnP. I like to have custom folders and it is only available with these. Airsonic or Subsonic have a very limited folder setup and they sort by other means than the original folder, specifically when folders are deep. A lot of my music is not mp3 tagged and it is impossible to find in Aironic or Subsonic after the scan. That is why I rely on folder structure. Plus, if your music has some weird chars that are not in latin alphabet, Aironic or Subsonic really screw it up. Plus, Gerbera is not in Java!
Check it out:
Been using BubbleUPnP to stream to Windows Media Player for a couple of years now. Streams from local storage and cloud services to all different kinds of devices. Just set Stream > Allow remote control of my Player in WMP. And be on the same WiFi network, obviously.
The Android app BubbleUPnP can access your GPM library and output it locally or to a UPNP/DLNA renderer. I've got a Raspberry Pi with a nice sound card connected to my receiver running MoOdeAudio and play my GPM stuff through that. I suspect it will eventually stop working when GPM is shut down unless Google allows access to YTM in a similar way.
It isn't usuable for music searching/discovery, only what is already in your library, playlists and stations. It currently has a bug that doesn't show stations in the proper order but it should be fixed next release.
I use BubbleUPnP + Audiocast pucks for full house sound using my Plex or local files as the source of content.
Edit: oops, didn't see the Mac reference.
Make sure the bitrate of the file is lower than your download speed and try casting with the app BubbleUpnP and see if you get the same results.
Also, depending on which generation of Chromecast you have, you may also run into Codecs issues as older gens don't handle x265, 1080p60 or 4k well, BubbleUpnP has an option to transcode to Chromecast on the fly in a format it can handle.
Try casting with the app BubbleUpnP. There's an option where it will transcode on the fly to option that will play on Chromecast.
There's also BubbleUPnP that casts local files (and files from accessible cloud services) from your phone. I think I might have used it one or twice, but didn't have much of a use case for it. Unfortunately, I'm guessing this won't work for you either unless you have a spare android device lying around, since the version I used was from the Google Play store.
Looking further into it, it seems the authors also have versions for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, but not for iOS.
You can setup an UPnP client, then use an app like Bubblupnp on the phone to stream whatever to it.
If your TV has a DLNA client (most smart TVs do), you can use BubbleUPnP to serve media from your phone.
Does Localcast support local transcoding? If the format is unsupported (CC only accepts a few specific format/codecs) then it can't cast it either.
Try BubbleUPnP and enable its local transcoding. I have not used this app with LM/Kodi so I can't promise it works but I've used it plenty of other local/web/cloud videos.
I don't think you will be able to run plex server on a phone. You could probably get a more simple DLNA server running with something like this
Donwload a random mp4 video from youtube or somewhere else... or even record a video from your phone, then try to cast it with Bubble upnp.
Sorry but localcast sucks nothing beats BubbleUPnP with its build in on the fly transcoding very handy if your casting media to a limited device like a Chromecast that doesn't support a certain codec and normally wouldn't play but with BubbleUPnP it'll transcode it on the fly and play anything even on old basic 'smart tvs' etc
Bubbleupnp might be worth a go. I'm not sure though what protocol apple is using now so you might need to install a different server software on your mac
Use apps like bubble [link]
Which render to LG TV, and on Terrariumtv use " play with" Bubble as an option, you can set it as default once setup is done
True, but having an extra feature dsn't make the actual streaming side of things better for the people who have no use for chromecast.
Plus there are other options if you want to stream to chromecast. For instance, you can use acestream mobile to stream the game on your phone and use a program like Bubble upnp to send it to your chromecast/tv. This way you can even use your phone as a remote control for your tv.
Looking at a tutorial it looks like you don't sign in on google music, you sign in on google play try that and see if it works. Also it might not be exactly what you're looking for but if you use BubbleUPNP and look under cloud you can cast your google music to your firetv.
hey! I think we got the same tv :D X70E.
It has Miracast so you can get those upnp/dnla streaming apps on android. On TTV, tap on the link and choose Play With... then choose your streaming app.
I don't know if it's with the tv but the only app I got working is BubbleUpnp. Also, only mp4 files even tho the description says it can play others. The free version has limitations so feel free to google other means of getting the other version.
Once you got that done, when you open the Bubble, there's an option on the upper left (the three lines) where you can select which renderer you want to cast to. Just select your tv from the drop down menu.
in my googling I found mention of this app, supposedly you log into the tidal with the app itself and it streams it differently, I'm not into that so not really sure how it works but may be worth a lookie
They don't natively support GPM, but I'm using BubbleUPnP on Android as a remote which does. Google Play Music is about 99% of my use on Moode.
If you're on Android and haven't used it, I can't recommend it enough. Outstanding app.
Just about every HTPC or Media Center software worth it's salt should work with the HD HomeRun. I've even streamed it directly to VLC using the ip address and correct port.
I personally use Plex on a dedicated HTPC, as I've had a lifetime subscription for years and they have apps for just about ever device including the Xbox. If your Vizio has a chromecast built in, then the plex app will work great to both time shift and place shift your local OTA channels.
There's a fairly incomplete list of compatible software here [link]
edit: I just noticed that the newer models use DLNA, so you should be able to cast live tv to your Vizio with something like BubbleUPnP. I can't tell if the Vizio does DLNA itself, but it might.
Chromecast doesn't support AVI (not sure if H264 in AVI is possible, that's unlikely combination though) out of the box and hence most apps' casting feature won't work either.
Unsupported formats need to be transcoded first into Chromecast compatible format.
BubbleUPnP can do that. It is not a video player though, so in addition you need e.g. VLC or MX Player if you also want to watch them on the phone. The free version has some time limitations but the paid license is well worth it if you use Chromecast a lot.
I used UPNP/DLNA for this. Of course you need a router with upnp support. Most music players (mpd, pimusicbox, mopidy, volumio, runeaudio etc. ) support this protocol by default or with a plugin.
On the android side BubbleUPNP is perfect, even the free version
I can believe it's been the default behaviour for years, but does that make it a sensible default?
Where is it stated? I can see no mention on startup, nor on the [link] .
BubbleUPnP ([link]) will cast to a Chromecast without Play Services, so it works on CopperheadOS.
It won't let you cast Netflix for example, but it does work for local files and things like Youtube.
You can get the free version using Yalp or on APKMirror, but the only (legal) way to get the pro version without Play Services is by buying it on the Amazon App Store.
Enter your Plex server settings and under the Server tab, make sure the Enable DLNA option is enabled.
Make sure both your plex server and your phone are on the same network.
Also install any other DLNA android app to check that your server is visible, such as BubbleUPnP [link]
If you can view the videos with BubbleUPnP you should be able to view them with Pigasus.
BubbleUPNP has a few different ways to do this built in. You can stream audio from phone to computer over your network or with bluetooth if you have xposed. Without xposed you could set up a local server/client thing pretty easily.
I like BubbleUPNP- also can then connect to my UniversalMedia Server computer to stream anything on there to my ChromeCast.
edit: my previous thread on the matter
use a good file manager. Solid explorer has a paid USB OTG plugin that works great for me.
also worth mentioning is BubbleUpnp can play music of network drives. i have a 4TB drive hosted over my home wifi and Bubble can stream that music and video to the phone and even to my chromecast seamlessly. i use it all the time at home, has a nice amoled black theme to help out on the battery life too.
BubbleUpnp is awesome, the library function has a great file browser with network storage support. only downside is it needs xposed for full functionality.
Is using your phone to control what plays from the Pi to your speakers an acceptable solution?
If so, try downloading BubbleUPnP. I've used it in the past to play music on my Pi to a DLNA-enabled speaker.
You could use BubbleUPnP. You simply need to enable DLNA in your server settings and you'll be able to browse Plex through any apps that supports DLNA/UPnP.
I used to play videos on my phone locally using [link] on my ps3. Im not sure it works on the ps4 but you can give it a try. I highly recommend chromecast 2. I use "LocalCast" to stream local videos. "solid explorer" and "ES file Explorer" also have chromecast extentions where you can use to steam videos locally and over a network.
There is a raspberry pi project [link]
And there is an android app I have seen used for this [link]
Not via Bluetooth as far as I know. You can set up your phone as a DLNA receiver and cast to it via wifi. BubbleUPnP is good for that.
BubbleUPnP Best DNLA server/client, cloud file player with full chromecast support. Even transcodes and plays unsupported files. Developer is also extremely active and listens to feedback.
something like this [link] on the phone and foobar with [link] on the computer
You can use an app like this:
The PS4 will be able to browse your phone wirelessly, the phone just needs to be connected on wifi to the same network as the ps4
Smart TVs these days are DLNA/UPnP devices, so you can use an app BubbleUPnP or Allcast,etc to play videos from your phone on the TV. Both must be on the same network. Most TVs don't ask permission.
Some Android phones have built in DLNA support but for those that do not they can try Bubble UPnP which is what use (though there are limitations to the free version)
If your android tablet is rooted you can install xposed and use the Audio cast feature of BubbleUPNP to send audio from any app to the xbox.
you could use PS3MS on your computer and then BubbleUPnP on your tablet.
You could also try BubbleUPnP, which I've used in the past and good too. It should do everything you need as well. I think you'd have to use a different iOS app to connect to your media, however it shouldn't be a problem. Here's the Android app.
I have 4 Pis running Musicbox — in the kitchen, backyard, living room and office —, each one connected to their own speakers via a cheap USB sound card. I can control each one from a web interface, from my Android phone using BubbleUPNP, or just stream music using Airplay from my Macs.
A cool thing is that I have a 5th Pi connected to my turntable (it has a USB interface), running Rygel to appear as a DLNA source. This way I can put a vinyl to play, and stream the audio to any of the others Pis using BubbleUPNP.
My 6th Pi is dead, it won't even boot. :(
I ordered 2 of the new models (Pi2). I'm going to use one of them as a "sound effect pedal": basically I want to run Carla on it, controlling the parameters via MIDI and piping sounds through it from Ableton as an External Audio Effect.
The other one will probably go to monitor my kegerator. I bought a flowmeter, so my idea is to keep track of temperature, how much beer has been consumed, and so on.
Have you tried;
You should try out BubbleUPnP
Android BubbleUPnP and BubbleUPnP Server dev here.
A few precisions on the new added features to BubbleUPnP Server.
The new update to BubbleUPnP Server does indeed allow to transform any Chromecast (v1, v2, Audio, Nexus Player, ...) into an audio only UPnP/DLNA renderer that can be controlled in any app or desktop program able to play audio to UPnP/DLNA.
So this is only for playing audio, hence mostly interesting used in combination with a Chromecast Audio (though other Cast devices will also work just fine)
This will be mostly useful with music player desktop programs on Windows, OSX, Linux (such as foobar2000, JRiver Media Center, Media Monkey, etc) that can play to UPnP/DLNA but not to Google Cast directly.
Doing so is easy:
The created renderer supports almost every audio format possible, and will transcode to WAV if necessary for formats not handled natively by Chromecast.
Besides creating a DLNA renderer, is is also possible to create an OpenHome audio renderer from a Chromecast, for use with app / programs that can play to this category of devices:
The advantage of an OpenHome renderer is that it manages its own playback queue on its own.
It means you can start playing a music playlist to your Chromecast using one of the mentionned apps above, and the playlist will continue to play if you exit the app / program.
You can also start any of these apps connected to the same OpenHome device, and they will show the exact same playback queue and playback state synchronized.
Also the OpenHome renderer support playing full playlists of:
If you have further questions, feel free to ask !
This one is great.
Bubbleupnp. You may need to buy for transcoding.. not sure
This is what I use: [link]
Kodi has UPnP built in.
For Android, Bubble DLNA/Upnp is awesome.
For Android phone, use BubbleUPnP ([link]) to turn your phone into DLNA server. Make sure to configure media allowed for remote browsing in its settings first. Then enable Kodi's DLNA client function on Android TV by turning on "Allow control of Kodi via UPnP" ([link]). You can also use other DLNA clients ([link]).
You can also use X-plore's "WiFi file sharing" function to share files on your phone with Android TV. Basically install X-plore on both your phone and Android TV, activate "WiFi server" on your phone, and then connect to your phone with "Add device" on Android TV. But this function is only available in paid version of X-plore. It's also possible to create this setup with the free MiXplorer, albeit with slighly different steps.
On cyanogenmod I have been able to stream video and photos to chromecast via BubbleUPnP ( [link] ) without gapps.
Streams pretty much everything you have locally on your phone.
I can't help with the Chromecast but Bubbleupnp works great with everything I throw at it. Tv's, dvd, ps4.
I would use moOde Audio or Volumio. I know moOde is setup as an access point by default, not sure about Volumio. You can control and configure them via the web interface, but I think it is preferable to use a UPnP/DLNA client like BubbleUPnP (fantastic app!) for general use. Both moOde and Volumio have great support for a wide range of DACs.
MoOde is currently installed using a build script, but don't let that scare you away if it's a new thing for you. It is automated and not difficult, but it does take a couple hours for the build process.
I use BubbleUPnP app to do just that
Best option is to use DLNA.
DLNA is a very nice standard which is supported by lots of devices, but unfortunately it gets very little publicity because vendors often like to push their proprietary alternatives.
What DLNA does, in short: whenever you activate it on a device, that device looks on the local network for other devices with DLNA activated, and can work together with them.
There are 3 possible roles that a DLNA app can play:
In case you're wondering why 3 roles; it's so you can for example use your phone as a remote control (DLNA client) that decides to take music from the PC (DLNA server) and play them on the TV (DLNA renderer). You can of course have both a DLNA client and renderer on the same device, so that you can play files from the PC on the phone.
So what you need is apps for DLNA. Good news is that not many people know this, but Windows has a DLNA server built-in (if that's what you use on the PC).
Many electronics have DLNA support (consoles, TVs) and can serve as renderer. You can also build you own very simple renderer by using an older phone with a pair of cheap speakers plugged in, running a DLNA app.
For Android the absolute best I've found is BubbleUPnP. That's the free version; the license is $3.5 or so and is worth every cent. That's because it can act as server, client and renderer all in one, so you basically just slap it on an Android device and you can do everything you want with DLNA. Also, there's only one payment needed and you can then use it on all your Android devices (that use the Google account that you bought it on, of course).
BubbleUPnP also makes a server if you need it, but there are tons of DLNA servers out there, for Windows/Mac/Linux.
BTW for Ubuntu there's a Pulseaudio plugin called pulseaudio-dlna (PPA here) that makes DLNA renderers appear in your sound settings on your Ubuntu PC, and you simply select one of them and audio from PC will play on that device.
I like BubbleUPnP, and GMusicFS, which are by the same people, but serve different functions.
I prefer to use BubbleUPnP because of the fantastic Chromecast transcoding support. It has the ability to sync with your Play Music library and play it, and other services as well. There's also a Tasker plugin (AutoShare?) for controlling playing, pausing, Chromecast activation, and syncing of your Play Music, and there's also an Xposed module that allows you to cast all audio from the device to a Chromecast, for an app that doesn't have a Cast function for example.
GMusicFS is like a virtual filesystem that I think allows you to play your Play Music from whatever player you want?
I RECALL having seen yet another app that has Play Music support, but I cannot remember at the moment.
If you use XPosed, there's this module which allows you to customize the Play Music app a bit.
Kinsky iOS: [link]
BubbleUPnP Android: [link]
or use BubbleUpnp media server maybe
BubbleUPNP can stream from Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, and others
Have you tried BubbleUPnP?
You're welcome. ��
Why mirror videos, wouldn't it be better to just cast them with apps like BubbleUPnP.
> Settings - Local and Cloud (Local Media Server)
I'm aware the behaviour can be disabled, and mention this in the blog post. I'd prefer if software didn't share my files by default, however.
> Did you post on the XDA thread? [link]
> Or google+?: - [link]
No. I wasn't aware of either. [link] only mentions the dev's email address, which I used to ask them about the defaults. They didn't respond.
> Edit: - The server is only active when you have the app running! So why are you running the app on the tube etc?
I'm browsing my media, or fiddling with settings, or I misclicked. None of these actions should expose my files to others on the same WiFi as me.
Check out "BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast"
Install BubbleUPnP and buy a Chromecast, and you have it.
BubbleUpnp app allows you to cast media content to the Xbox one.
cast anything to a chromecast from anywhere. i have 4TB of media on network storage, and Bubble is the only app i can find that will cast network hosted music with artwork. Really great for video too, the now playing screen has great controls. easy to cast from websites, local, cloud, and network. amoled black theme is great too.
EXKM - great kernel manager that works with stock kernel+root. really like the battery stats as it gives you active usage drain and a separate idle drain usage stats. RGB color calibration, custom cpu governor profiles, wake/sleep gestures, sound control, ultra high brightness mode for amoled screens that give you note 5/S6 brightness over 500 nits when sunlight detected. really helps shore up the few weaknesses on the 6P, namely poor outdoor visibility and warm white point that looks yellow/pink.
Hermit - create webwrapper app for any mobile site. lets me use google photos and amazon without having to deal with 100 wakelocks a day from it trying to sync. good for replacing facebook, google+, or other good services with shitty intrusive apps. only service it can't replace is hangouts because it just doesn't work through the web on mobile, even requesting desktop mode.
layers manager - uses stock android's RRO layers engine to theme the entire OS and most core apps along with lots of 3rd party apps. i have a black theme on every app i heavily use. youtube, gmail, google now, hangouts, dialer, contacts, google photos, and the playstore.
>Besides a speed thing why is XiiaLive a better option?
I can't say it's a better option since it is a matter of personal taste, but I can say what I like about XiiaLive:
bubbleupnp is your best bet
there is also a server app for transcoding incompatible formats.
A great and simple to use player.
BubbleUPnP has Chromecast support. I imagine it would be possible.
It is amazing
BubbleUPnP for DLNA / Chromecast / Smart TV | 4.3 rating | Free | 5,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
> Stream all your music, videos and photos to various devices in your house:
🎦 Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Nexus Player, Nvidia Shield and other devices with Chromecast built-in
📺 DLNA TV, Smart TV
Frist is it M3u8?
If so try this app I use it for M3u8 links all the time.
I think BubbleUPnP can do this?
Raistlin65's ideas are fine, especially if you are satisfied with Bluetooth compression or with having your devices physically connected to the Marantz. If you have a USB-C device, the Apple dongle is a huge bargain.
Two other solutions are also worth your consideration. They both offer better-than-Bluetooth sound quality, and the second one also offers a lot of flexibility to stream music from any device.
I'll give full details on the ChromeCast Audio because I think it's your best bet, particularly with that amp and those speakers. I spent a lot of time exploring the problems of moving audio around my house, and this is one of the two solutions I've implemented.
The Chromecast Audio is essentially the wi-fi option for your Marantz - or any piece of hi-fi gear which lacks digital inputs. It is remarkably capable:
The Chromecast Audio's audio quality has rave reviews from:
It's instructive that Webb couldn't pick the difference between his daughter's Chromecast Audio and his A$1300 worth of DAC and network streamer. His confession: "My inner snob is having trouble believing it sounds this good."
In order to cast you should be pressing the cast button circled on the left in this picture. If you are having trouble with that, try opening the stream using an external casting app by pressing one of the two buttons circled in the right. BubbleUPnP is a popular casting app that seems to work well with TVZion. [link]
What about using a phone app (e.g. Bubble) that can play from DLNA and supports the Cast protocol?
As everyone I'm always trying to stay up on the current apps. Curious what apps people are using for media consumption. Anyone found anything new or use a different option?
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For client software on Andriod, I'm using BubbleUPnP and Hi-Fi Cast:
First don't use the ES File manager, google it for more info.
Chromecast only supports a limited set of specific files and codecs (if the sound is encoded in an unsupported format it won't play).
Look at apps that can transcode to required format on the fly, such as BubbleUPnP
Also have a look here for more support: - https://www.reddit.com/r/Chromecast/
Edit: - Even videos with same file extension can be encoded differently.
BubbleUPnP is what you're looking for I believe
Bubbleupnp + chromecast ultra eats it
have you heard about [link] ?
it works without gapps.
From Android device?
BubbleUPnP has this feature but it requires an Xposed module
Try this [link]
I use Google Play Music with BubbleUPnP: [link]
I'm not sure if it also works with Spotify.
[link] this is what you need upload all songs you have and use this player it's much better than googles one
Also Moode Audio and RuneAudio. I've tried all three and settled on Moode as my favorite, I prefer its web interface. Combined with BubbleUPNP on Android, its amazing. I can stream perfect quality FLAC files without drops, and it works great with cloud storage. I just did a test playlist that had files in Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.com, and the phone itself and it played them perfectly. BubbleUPNP is truly one of the best apps I've seen on Android.
you need this: [link]
Not sure about PC but you can do this with an android phone with root and xposed using Bubble UPNP
Simply install BubbleUPnP on both sender and receiver phones: [link]
Been using BubbleUPnP for years - always works, never any issues. It's a good app. Store link
You could use Stream What You Hear plus an app on your phone to start the audio stream - that's what I've been playing about with today.
To start the playback from an Android phone, you should be able to use Bubble UPNP
For iOS DLNA for Chromecast seems to work just fine.
Note: You can use any App that supports playback to the Chromecast Audio from an MP3 or WAV audio stream instead of the ones I mentioned for iOS/Android above. All you have to do is get the stream URL by right clicking the Stream What You Hear tray icon then selecting Tools -> HTTP Live Streaming.
When using the 48 Khz, 16 bit stereo 320 kbps mp3 option, the audio delay is around 2.8 seconds I found. YYMV.
Thanks again for mentioning this, I'm using BubbleUPNP, MX Player, and SimpleDLNA and everything's working fantastically! Embedded subtitles, multiple audio tracks, transcoding only audio, it's doing exactly what I wanted :D
Play media from any DLNA source to any DLNA renderer. It's awesome and worth the price.
This is pretty good..
This app will do it
This is what I use for streaming video files from my NAS.
I've used Videostream on Windows 8.1 but like BubbleUPnP on Android better since it's more reliable, simpler and lower power running on phone. You can even use a tiny ARM SBC with 200GB micro SD card or OTG SSD as a media server.