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How to Cast VLC Media Player to Chromecast Devices on a Windows PC 🖥️🎬

Guide: Cast VLC Player to Chromecast Step-by-Step

VLC Media Player is a versatile tool that not only lets you play videos but also allows you to cast them to Chromecast devices. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do this on a Windows PC 💻. Remember, always keep your software updated for the best experience 😎.


Opening VLC Media Player

Start by opening VLC Media Player on your PC 😊. You can easily find it in your programs list or even quicker – use the search bar 🔍.


Selecting a File

Click on “Media” from the top menu bar 🖱️, and from the drop-down menu, click “Open File” 📂. Navigate to a video or audio file on your computer that you want to cast 🌐, and click “Open”.


Choosing Your Chromecast Device

Now, on the top menu bar, click on the “Playback” option 🔄. Hover your mouse pointer over the “Renderer” option from the drop-down menu, and a list of devices will be displayed. Look for your Chromecast device on this list and select it 📱🎚️.


Playing the Video

With all settings in place, click the “Play” button ▶️. Your video or audio file should now be playing on your Chromecast device, bringing the big-screen experience to your home 🏡🎥. If any warnings regarding an insecure site or conversion options pop up during this process, approve them 👍.

Conclusion: 🏁

And that’s it! Now you know how to cast your favorite videos and audio files from VLC Media Player to your Chromecast devices. Enjoy your viewing and listening experience 📽️🔊. Thank you for reading!


VLC Media Player is a free, open-source, cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Chromecast is a device that allows you to stream media content from your computer or mobile device to your TV.

Yes, VLC Media Player has built-in support for Chromecast.

You can cast VLC Media Player to Chromecast by clicking on the ‘Playback’ menu, choosing ‘Renderer’, and then selecting your Chromecast device.

If your Chromecast device does not appear on the ‘Renderer’ list, it might be because your PC and Chromecast are not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Make sure both devices are on the same network, then try again.

You can select the specific Chromecast device you want to cast to from the ‘Renderer’ list in the ‘Playback’ menu.

Yes, you can control the playback, including play, pause, stop, forward, backward, and volume control, directly from the VLC Media Player on your PC.

While casting, the quality of the media content might be slightly diminished due to data transmission. However, VLC Media Player and Chromecast are designed to minimize this effect as much as possible.

No, an Internet connection is required for both your PC and Chromecast device to cast content.

Yes, VLC Media Player supports casting both video and audio files to Chromecast.

There is no specific limit to the size of the file you can cast. However, larger files may take longer to load and may be more prone to buffering.

Yes, VLC Media Player supports casting to all versions of Chromecast.

No, both your PC and Chromecast device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Yes, VLC Media Player supports casting DVDs to Chromecast as well.

No, while VLC is casting to Chromecast, you cannot control it using a phone.

No, you don’t need a Google account to use Chromecast with VLC Media Player.

Yes, the process is the same as on Windows.

It is recommended to use the latest version of VLC Media Player for optimal performance and compatibility with Chromecast.

There might be a slight delay due to the time it takes for the video data to be transmitted from your PC to your Chromecast. This delay is usually insignificant.

Yes, VLC Media Player supports casting video files with subtitles to Chromecast.

No, to switch to a different casting device, you need to stop the current casting first and then select another device from the ‘Renderer’ list.

Most common media formats are supported by both VLC Media Player and Chromecast, including but not limited to MP4, AVI, MKV, and MP3. There’s no specific format that ensures better performance.

Yes, but the performance may depend on the speed and stability of your Internet connection.

Yes, as long as the VLC Media Player can access and play the video file, it can be cast to Chromecast.

Yes, you can cast a playlist from VLC Media Player to Chromecast. The videos in the playlist will play in the order they are listed.

No, you cannot mirror your PC screen to Chromecast using VLC Media Player. You need to use the Google Chrome browser for screen mirroring.

Yes, however, for the best casting experience, your Chromecast device, TV, and network should support 4K resolution.

If VLC Media Player crashes while casting to Chromecast, first ensure you’re using the latest version of the software. If the issue persists, you can report it to the VLC Media Player community.

Yes, but both your PC and Chromecast device should be connected to the same VPN. However, using a VPN might affect the casting performance.

Yes, you can pause the video on VLC Media Player and resume it on Chromecast.

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