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cast to tv

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Hello guys i was wondering is there any player or some mint functionality that allow me to cast movie or video to my smart tv

windows 10 has function like that one ,not that it works ok

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If you have a chromecast you can cast websites and files to it.

Otherwise i'd just use a hdmi cable. :)
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well i dont have chromecast ,but there has to be player for ubuntu or mint that can cast to tv

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Hi "IvanBG",

I just read your post and the good reply to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

If your smart TV, and any other smart devices, have "UPnP/DLNA" capabilities which is likely, then there are numerous options available to you and anyone else.

There are some really great Linux (& cross-platform) multi-media servers you can install and use, like "Kodi (xbmc)", "Plex Home Theater", "PS3 Media Server", "Showtime", etc... The easiest to install and use is the PS3 Media Server, and I think it requires the least amount of hardware resources. You have to open port 5001 in your Firewall to "allow incoming" when you want to use it; the other media servers also have similar firewall requirements. The other Media Servers provide many more options, functions, and streaming options than PS3 Media Server, but PS3 Media Server is a great basic multimedia server that lets you and your smart devices play anything that you have on your computer, like videos (movies), music, & pictures.

And as was already mentioned, there are numerous hardware devices that also stream video and audio to various smart devices like smart TV's and Smart Blu-Ray DVD players, just goto Amazon.com and search for "TV streaming DLNA UPnP", or something like that. Amazon's Fire TV stick, etc....

Hope this helps ...
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Now that is what i call an answer :)

Thank you mate for that detailed answer : ))). I will try it later and i will write again

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WOW that media server is realy easy to use i manage to play video on my TV from my pc just for 5 minutes :)))

its easy and its very user friendly ,mate 10x again.

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Hi "IvanBG",

You are welcome.
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Took about 30 seconds to setup minidlna on my Pi running Raspbian... and about the same on my desktop running Mint.

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Chiefahol wrote:If you have a chromecast you can cast websites and files to it.
Chromecast only works with Chrome (and maybe Chromium).

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As a note, the PS3 media server has been abandon for 2 years now. The main developer has rename it to "Universal Media Server" which is very much kept up to date.
universalmediaserver.com

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Hi "marlenejo",

Thank you for the comment, and thank you for the information.

I did not know that PS3 Media Server was nows called "Universal Media Server" and that it is being actively maintained. Good Info. The one in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) works well. Do you know if there is a PPA or an easy to install ".deb" file for the UMS, rather than installing this using a "Tar" archive and compiling it.
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phd21 wrote:Hi "marlenejo",

Thank you for the comment, and thank you for the information.

I did not know that PS3 Media Server was nows called "Universal Media Server" and that it is being actively maintained. Good Info. The one in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) works well. Do you know if there is a PPA or an easy to install ".deb" file for the UMS, rather than installing this using a "Tar" archive and compiling it.
I am not aware of a ppa or deb but the archive downloaded from the site does not need to be compile. Unzip somewhere and launch "ums.sh". Mint should have all the necessary prerequisites (works on Cinnamon and Kde for me). If not look at the readme file to install them. You can also make a link on the desktop if you want.
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IvanBG wrote:WOW that media server is realy easy to use i manage to play video on my TV from my pc just for 5 minutes :)))

its easy and its very user friendly ,mate 10x again.
Which one? He listed several. And, do you mean the one you chose allowed you to play your video for only five minutes or do you mean that it took you only five minutes to set it up so it would play videos?

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Hi "GreyGeek"


He means the "PS3 Media Server" that is in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM).
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Thank "marlenejo" for the instructions on installing the newer PS3 Media Server called "Universal Media Server".

To "GreyGeek", He means the "PS3 Media Server" that is in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM). And, it only took him 5 minutes to install & setup to where it was working for him.

You can install the PS3 Media Server in a minute from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM). Or, install the Universal Media Server (UMS) per the other instructions in this post's thread. Then, goto your "Firewall, and add a rule for PS3 Media Server to "Allow Incoming" on port 5001 (Any Protocol or TCP) click add or apply, exit firewall, then bring up "PS3 Media Server", click on "Navigation/Share" tab and at the bottom, click the add button to add the folders on your computer that you want to share, play, or "stream", to other devices, click "Save" to save your settings, then click "Restart Server" at the top, and that's it. See screen shots below.

FYI: I must have my devices (Smart Blu-ray DVD player) that I want to watch, or play the videos, music or pictures on from the media server, in the DLNA/UPnP discovery mode. So that when I start this media server program, or I click the status tab of PS3 Media Server, I will get a green all is OK check mark, otherwise I get a big red X. On My Samsung smart Blu-Ray DVD player I just go to the menu, where I would normally select "Photos, Videos, & Music" which I would then pick Blu-Ray DVD disc, or select USB flash drives, or a Media Server (PS3 Media Server), or another option, then I start the PS Media Server. You just have to click the "Restart Server" at the top of PS3 Media Server to refresh it, if and when needed, like if your devices were not ready when you started the media server.

Tip: If you use a "VPN" network connection, like I do, then on the "General Configuration" Tab, in the field for "Force IP of the Server", put in the actual local IP address of the computer you are running this media server on.
PS3 Media Server Navigation/Share screen
PS3 Media Server Navigation/Share screen
PS3 Media Server General Configuration screen<br />only if needed, like it you use a VPN.
PS3 Media Server General Configuration screen
only if needed, like it you use a VPN.
Adding a Firewall Rule for PS3 Media Server<br />Allow Incoming on Port 5001, Any Protocol, or TCP
Adding a Firewall Rule for PS3 Media Server
Allow Incoming on Port 5001, Any Protocol, or TCP
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Re: cast to tv

Post by IvanBG »

Hello guys

I downloaded "PS3 Media Server"v 1.90.1 from Sourceforge unziped and the started from PMS.sh afterwords i just add shered folder and its done

Now i will try universal media server that its mention from the post above : )))

But still i think that it will be excellent if a player with cast capability is developed.

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HAS anyone tried using VLC media player to stream from Linux mint to your TV? I have not tried it yet, thought I would inquire here first for any suggestions.
I found this link:

https://videoconverter.wondershare.com/ ... to-tv.html

Take note of Part 2
It is talking about Windows and Mac but my VLC installed on my Linux Mint 18.3 has the same menu items under media/stream

Hope this woill help someone.

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I use Plex Media Server to stream to both of my smart tv's. Both have apps for Plex which makes things easier. Setup is very simple. Just log into the server by using the Plex menu item, create your libraries and start watching.
https://www.plex.tv/

Hope that helps.

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Hi "IvanBG",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I do not know if there is a difference between streaming or casting to DLNA/UPnP devices, or when software or hardware claims that it can send to Chromecast if that also means that all UPnP/DLNA devices can receive the "cast", or only Chromecast devices? I tried to right-click and cast from my Slimjet browser (cast from browser tab or desktop) to my smart Blu-Ray DVD player, but it could not find it (perhaps it is not chromecast compatible), whereas UMS, PS3 Media Server, Kodi, Plex, etc... can and do show up and work very well... With some smart devices, they may already be compatible with Chromecast devices or you can add an app for it.

But, there are many various streaming applications that can send movies and videos, music, & pictures. I use UMS (Ultimate Media Server) and or PS3 Media Server which are light on system resources and work very well. There are a few good posts on these in this forum already.

Then, there are "Chromecasting" apps. The Chrome browser and derivatives like "Slimjet" can cast from your browser to Chromecast devices.
Update: Some browser extensions and add-ons can stream to DLNA/UPnP devices, like "vGet" in Chrome store.

vGet Extension (Video Downloader, DLNA) - Chrome Web Store
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ciic?hl=en

vGet Cast (DLNA Controller) - Chrome Web Store
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... iapi?hl=en
How To Cast Video from Ubuntu to a Chromecast - OMG! Ubuntu! (Chromecast app "Mkchromecast")
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/05/mkch ... rom-ubuntu

Top 5 Media Streaming Tools for Linux
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-media ... ols-linux/


Hope this helps ...
Casting from Slimjet browser (Chrome based)
Casting from Slimjet browser (Chrome based)
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Hi "IvanBG",

1.) Stream2Chromecast casts audio and video files to a Chromecast device from Linux. May be in the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)"
Stream Local Media From the Command Line to ChromeCast
https://www.maketecheasier.com/stream-l ... hromecast/

2.) I just found another option for this called BubbleUPnP Server which is available for phones, tablets, Linux, MS Windows, Mac, etc...

BubbleUPnP Server
"BubbleUPnP Server provides new services, many of them running on top of your existing UPnP/DLNA and Chromecast (Google Cast) devices:"
https://www.bubblesoftapps.com/bubbleup ... tu_install

3.) Here is another interesting option:

albfan/miraclecast: Connect external monitors to your system via Wifi-Display specification also known as Miracast
"The MiracleCast project provides software to connect external monitors to your system via Wi-Fi. It is compatible to the Wifi-Display specification also known as Miracast. MiracleCast implements the Display-Source as well as Display-Sink side.

The Display-Source side allows you to connect external displays to your system and stream local content to the device. A lot of effort is put into making this as easy as connecting external displays via HDMI."
https://github.com/albfan/miraclecast

Can be installed in Linux Mint 18.x using a PPA
miraclecast : Thomas Karl Pietrowski
https://launchpad.net/~thopiekar/+archi ... iraclecast
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thopiekar/miraclecast

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update

Code: Select all

sudo apt install miraclecast
Hope this helps ...
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