Cast DVD to Chromecast

Guide on How to Cast DVD to Chromecast?

The cord-cutting clan is increasing day by day. It is definitely so much less drama and mess.

With Google Chromecast you can even cast your DVD movies on TV.

Many of the users came up with a problem, that they have a lot of content in the form of DVDs.

However, they do not have the DVD Player or a TV to support the old hardware.

And so we have got a quick fix for you.

If your DVDs are compatible with Windows or Mac, then you can quickly cast them to Chromecast.

It is the best way to watch content on the big screen.

If you have Google’s amazing wireless streaming device and you can easily cast those commercial DVDs from the computer via Chromecast.

Guide on How to Cast DVD to Chromecast

You can cast DVDs to Chromecast via two easy methods.

Here we are considering that the DVD content that you own are compatible formats like MP4 or WebM.

Method 1 – Cast DVD to Chromecast via Google Chrome Browser

The first method that you can try to cast DVD to Chromecast is by using the Google Chrome Browser.

Step 1 – To begin with, if you are not using the Google Chrome browser on your laptop or computer, then install it on your device.

Step 2 – Next install the Chromecast Extension to the browser.

Chromecast extension

Step 3 – Setup the Chromecast device with your TV. And make sure that all the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 4 – Once the setup is done, you will be able to see the Cast icon at the top right corner of the Chrome window.

Cast option

If you cannot see the icon, then there are chances that your device has compatibility issues with Chromecast. So check it first, and then move to the next step.

Step 5 – Now open the DVD media content that you want to play, or drag it to the Chrome window. Or you can also press the Ctrl + O key to browse the media and then play it.

That’s it. Your DVD media will be casted to Chromecast and you can now enjoy it on your TV.

However, make sure that the DVD content you are trying to play is in MP4 format or any other compatible format.

Method 2 – Cast DVD to Chromecast via VLC Media Player

If you have the DVD content on your computer or laptop or Mac and do not want to transfer it, then there is yet another way to cast it.

You can use the support of VLC Media Player. This feature has been added by Google with its Chromecast 3 and so if you have this model at home, then you can try this method.

Step 1 – Download the latest VLC System on your device. And install it.

Step 2 – Turn on the Chromecast feature on both the devices that you will be using.

Step 3 – Next, open the VLC Media Player. And go to Playback.

Step 4 – Click on Renderer and then select the Scan option.

Step 5 – Now select your Chromecast.

Step 6 – Next, click on Menu and then Open File Menu. And select any video file that you wish to play.

Step 7 – You will get a pop-up message saying “Insecure site.” Select the “View certificate” option. And then choose “Accept Permanently.”

If everything goes right, and all the devices are compatible with each other, then soon you will be able to see the video you selected playing on the TV screen.

Method 3 – Using Third-Party Software

Another method to cast DVDs to Chromecast is using third-party software. Video solo, Wondershare, Blu-Ray Player are some of the well-known video converters that allow you to stream DVDs to Chromecast.

So if you are already using one of these software, then you can take advantage of its feature to stream DVD media content to Chromecast.

Here is the complete guide to use VideoSolo, a DVD Ripper that helps you convert DVD files to digitally compatible format and then cast to Chromecast.

Step 1 – Download and install VideoSolo on your computer.

Step 2 – Launch the app. And click on Load DVD. Choose the DVD Disc Drive option.

Load DVD

Step 3 – Next locate the Rip all to option. Click on it. A list of video formats will open. Choose MP4 as it is a Chromecast supported format.

Rip All option

Step 4 – Return to the main window. And select the Rip All option.

Rip to option

All the media content present in the given folder will be converted to MP4 format within a few minutes.

Step 5 – Next open Google Chrome on your laptop or computer.

Step 6 – Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the window. And then select the Cast option.

Step 7 – Now next to the Cast to option, click on the down arrow. Choose the Cast file option under the Stream a video or audio file section.

Cast File

Step 8 – Next play the DVD file you want to see. And also select the TV that is connected to Chromecast.

Conclusion

Casting DVD to Chromecast is possible, all thanks to the emerging technology.

Nowadays, you find different software that converts your media to formats that is supported by Chromecast.

You can easily stream DVD content to your TV via Google Chromecast.

We hope that you will be successful in casting DVD to chromecast using one of the methods given above.

In case of any queries, or suggestions you can hit us up in the comment section.

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