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  1. Shandemo

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    I have an LG g3 running Android 6.0. I am unable to mirror cast. When I try to play forinstance a movie from my phone to my smart TV it displays on the TV unable to play video. I'm assuming this is probably an issue with marshmallow and that the phone would have to be rooted to solve this issue, but wanted to check and see if there is anyway around this without rooting.
     

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    Try different player apps, VLC, MX player, should work
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. I use VLC to play movies via laptop hdmi to my TV. But I am trying to get content from my phone to mirror to my TV and it will not.
     
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    Exactly. You need to install VLC on the phone. Then cast it to the TV
     
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    I'll give it a shot and see if it works and post back.
     
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    I can't even find an option to cast with the VLC app
     
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    Turn on wifi connection on both TV and phone. Stream what's on your screen to the TV
     
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    My WiFi is always on my TV and my phone but I am still not finding a cast option on VLC. I have a vizio smart TV if that helps. As well as a roku hooked to it.
     
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    Install the Roku app from the Play Store to play Roku and streaming content to your TV:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roku.remote&hl=en
    AFAIK the VLC Android app has no capability to mirror content to a smart tv, the computer versions of VLC can though. The Google Home app can do it seamlessly to a Chromecast, but that's just another thing you'd have to buy to take up another HDMI port on your TV.
    Try this Vizio SmartCast app, although depending on what you have it appears to be more for new TVs:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vizio.vue.launcher
    Otherwise, maybe this AllConnect app might do what you need, looks to be compatible with a wider range of devices:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tuxera.streambels
     
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    The roku app will come up on my TV but all I'm able to access to mirror to the TV is photos on my phone. I've tried the allconnect app and all it does is spin likes is trying to load and sink with the roku but doesn't connect. And with the vizio app I'm not able to find an option to cast with.
     
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    My daughter has a galaxy s5 and she has no issue casting from her phone to our roku. But I'm pretty sure she is running kit Kat. That's why I think it's a android version problem.
     
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    I found where my videos are through the roku app but when I click on one it tells me "this video file is not compatible"
     
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    What is the video format? Or extension?
    Mkv? Avi? Mp4? You may need to convert it to play correctly
     
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    I'm not sure I downloaded it off popcorn time.
     
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    It's an mkv
     
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    Most mkv's will not play if I try to stream it. I convert them to mp4 and everything plays with no issues. You can download a mkv to mp4 converter or almost any media converter from the play store.
     
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    Which app is your daughter using that's casting correctly to your Roku?
    Also, going back to your original query, is the issue you're having with casting from your LG to your TV tied to this particular mkv file or is this a long-standing problem you've had with different content?
     
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    No particular app. She is just such synching her phone to the roku. I think she is running kit Kat on her phone
     
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    We download movies from popcorn time and her phone will connect with it but mine wont
     
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    Popcorn Time is based on BitTorrent content. Based on that, the original source(s) of that file cannot be determined so this issue might not be a casting issue with your LG but the file itself. Could be DRM, could just be the file is corrupt.
    Note that there are legal and moral issues tied to torrented videos.
     
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    So I'm assuming there is no way to get mine to cast to my TV for popcorn time?
     
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    Maybe have your daughter look at your phone to see if she can duplicate what she does to get her phone sync to your TV. Re-download that exact same video file (it still hasn't been determined if the copy you're currently using is corrupt or problematic) onto both phones, use the same app on both, same process on both to see if it works out on both or just hers.
     
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    Hers will work but mine will not. All she has to do is click the cast button in the popcorn time app and it plays, I get a unable to play video message when I try.
     
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    Try going into your LG's Settings >> Application manager and find your Popcorn Time app. Click on the 'Force stop' button and then the 'Clear cache' button. Start up the Popcorn Time app and see if it can cast to your TV.
    If it's still a problem, go back into the Application manager, find that PT app, and tap on the 'Force stop' button again but this time tap the 'Clear data' button. Start up the PT app and you'll need to enter your login info/password again. (The 'Clear data' button essentially wipes all the settings/configuration so when starting the app it'll be starting up 'clean', the same as when you originally installed it.)
     
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    I tried this. Clicked on the first movie I came to on PT and it worked. Then I went to something we actually wanted to see and I am getting the "failed to load video" again. I redid the steps and I'm still getting the error.
     

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