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    https://plus.google.com/110558071969009568835/posts/UrKThGd2iCo

    Android to Chromecast mirroring being teased by Koush - Android Community said -

    Personally, I expect this to be somewhat limited.

    Miracast is explicitly designed for screen mirroring - Chromecast is not.

    Miracast has been built in to various Androids since 2012, and is now part of the Android codebase. It's peer-to-peer.

    Chromecast does everything through your router - an access point. It was designed to receive content from the internet, with control by any device on the same home network.

    Bottom line in my opinion - it's going to be very interesting to see how Koush has solved the technical problems.

    As mentioned at XDA, it's probable that this is not going to be a gaming display solution and it's going to be interesting to see how Koush is maintaining video/audio sync for things like movie playback.

    But - we're about to see.
     

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    Btw, as I said over there -

     
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    By "initial delay" do you mean like a buffer at the start of a stream mate?
     
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    Exactly.

    You may have noticed it when tab casting from a PC.

    It's possible that may occur here, we'll have to see.
     
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    i really wouldnt mind that :)
     
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    Just posted and I mean just posted.
     
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    Looks pretty good to me.............
     
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    Wow!! Now were talking :beer:
     
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    Ok, so that last one was evidently to a Mac, the OS X dock is obvious at the end of the video.

    No matter, the latest today is to a Chromecast.



    Progress seems very quick to me!

    I think that we'll all be interested in seeing the requirements.
     
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    This isn't from Koush but it's simple and very cool.

    Cast any file/codecs that Chromecast supports natively. Works like a charm for my phone videos of the little ones.

    Check out "LocalCast Videos 2 ChromeCast"

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.stefanpledl.localcast

    If you have a typical mp4, you should be OK, but check the codecs, your mileage may vary.

    Btw - it's free.
     
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    While we're waiting for mirroring, we moved a step closer to tab casting today.

    Check out "vGet (Stream, Download, DLNA)"

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mb.videoget

    Share page from your favorite browser to vGet.

    Turn off desktop/Flash mode in vGet. If the page has an MP4 video, vGet will cast it.

    Works great. :)
     
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    With the update, it's just as good as Avia now. Nice app for free.
     
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    I'm digging it.

    And BubbleUPnP, free, supports a lot as well for media.

    Add their server on your home network for a fee if you need transcoding.

    I'm seeing lots of positive posts for that over Avia and Plex.

    Vbukit is also rocking. More complicated to get started but platform independent.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on vGet. I've been using it, it's pretty cool. Unfortunately they forced everyone to update to a paid version with a 14 day trial. Then they left an insulting message to everyone who complained about it in the comments on Play. I understand if the dev wants to make more money from his app, but this was a poor way to handle things. Also $5 is a little expensive for an app that still has bugs.
    I watched the video about Vbukit, seemed like one too many hoops to jump through with the whole "scan a bar code from your screen" thing every time.
     
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