Google’s Chromecast is arguably one of the best-known streaming TV devices and for good reason: It’s one of the least expensive. Now, with plenty of competition, Google has maintained the “less is more” approach by relying heavily on outside devices to control its playback. Whether you love it or hate it, the Chromecast has no remote control, period. Its selection of supported content rivals Roku and grows almost daily.
This article will quickly walk you through how to stream DVD movies from PC to TV using Chromecast for great enjoyment.
I used Brorsoft DVD Ripper to backup some DVD’s that I own or convert DVDs to other format videos so I can watch them on my Chromecast. It extracts the audio and video stream(s) from any DVD that you feed it and then outputs it as a single MKV, MP4 file. Plus, it offers other output formats for playing on portable devices like Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, iPad, PS3, Xbox 360, etc. If you are using Mac, you can also use the DVD Ripper for Mac. Download it now and let’s start the conversion.
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Guide on Streaming DVD from PC to TV using Chromecast
STEP 1. After downloading and installing the Brorsoft DVD Ripper on your PC or Mac, you can launch it and click “DVD Disc” button to load the DVD you want to play on HDTV via Chromecast .
STEP 2. Click Format > Common Video and set output video format as H.264 Video (*.mp4). The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains.
STEP 3: Edit the DVD files(optional)
The DVD to Chromecast Converter comes with the editing functions enables you to customize your own videos in the following ways:
A. Crop – Crop the video frame size for better visual effects on the player.
B. Trim – Split the video clips to choose your favorite part of the DVD movies.
C. Effects – You can change the video parameters like brightness, saturation, contrast and more.
STEP 4: Start to convert DVD to Chromecast supported format
After all preparations, click the Convert button to rip your DVD movie to Chromecast. When the conversion completes, click Open to get the converted MP4 files and play them with Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra freely.
Play all kinds of videos to TV using Chromecast:
If you not only wanna convert DVD videos, but also intend to convert Blu-ray or HD Videos such as MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI, FLV movies to TV with Chromecast, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What’s more, its deinterlacing function and merging, cropping, trimming, adding subtitles ability are what its many competitive products lack of.