Google Chromecast prides itself on streaming ability which builds a bridge helping users transfer entertainment from devices to TV for a better visual experience on big screen. This awesome media streaming device offers a simple set-up tutorial but still tells some important requirements to make sure everything goes well. First, it's compatible with Android (4.1 and higher), iOS (7.0 and higher), Chromebook (Chrome 28 and higher), Windows (7 and higher), Mac OS X (10.7 and higher). Second, it needs wireless network. And, it limits video file types. So, what're Chromecast supported video formats? This article will give a thorough list of (best) video formats for Google Chromecast.
It is believed that every Chromecast user has a certain number of movies, TV shows, music videos saved on computer or devices. And some of the crowds meet trouble that videos cannot work on Chromecast, which results from incompatible formats. In order to solve the problem, we should have a brief knowledge of Chromecast supported video formats at first.
Although MP4 is confident as the most compatible and compressed format for devices, WebM (VP8) defeats MP4 as the best Chromecast video format for its power on web-support can produce highest quality of real-time/online video streaming.
To break barrier of Chromecast supported video formats for all video files (H.265, MKV, M2TS, AVI, WMV, MOV etc,) streaming, a video transcoder is needed. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the highly-recommend one. This professional video converter specially developed to realize conversion between SD/HD videos as well as support 4K/8K video compression. Equipped with 410+ well-set device profiles, it can transfer any video files to Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Surface Pro etc. with possible highest video quality. Owing to Multi-core CPU utility, improved configuring for i5 i7 CPU, optimized AMD 3DNow! and Intel SSE3 SSE2 MMX Instructions, it reaches an 83x real time video conversion speed.
Download/install this Chromecast video converter for Windows (10). Then, follow the tutorial below to convert video to Chromecast for smooth streaming. Demands of Mac users can also be satisfied taking advantage of the Mac version, WinX HD Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Add the Video File Unsupported by Chromecast
Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and tap +Video button to import the video which you want to stream via Chromecast.
Step 2. Select Chromecast Video Format as Output Profile
A couple of seconds later, Output Profile dialogue pops up. Move to PC General Video panel and pick Chromecast WebM Video (VP8) as output format.
Tip: In addition, there are dozens of formats and profiles offered to you, like Device Profile, Web Video Profile, DVD Profile, HD Video and to Music.
Step 3. Start Converting Video to Chromecast
Click Browse button to set destination folder (hard drive or device) and hit RUN button to start transcoding the source to Chromecast video file format.
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