If you wanted to play a DVD on your TV many years ago, you had to use a DVD player. But in recent years, DVD players have been slowly fading away as people prefer newer technologies that are more convenient, reliable, and deliver better quality videos.
Google’s Chromecast has completely revolutionized how people stream movies on TV. Thanks to this new technology, you can now cast a DVD to Chromecast and watch high-quality videos on a big screen. If you don’t have a DVD player and want to watch your favourite movie or series, all you need to do is Chromecast the DVD from your laptop.
It is indeed a convenient way to watch your favourite movie without having to transfer files from one device to another. But how can you Chromecast a DVD from the laptop? Read this article until the end to find out how.
Ways to cast a DVD to Chromecast
There are multiple ways to cast a DVD to Chromecast. In this section, we will discuss in detail each option available.
One of the easiest and most recommended ways to cast a DVD from your laptop is through VLC. The reason why we highly recommend this media player is that it is 100% free, it supports almost all file formats without having to download additional codecs, it supports streaming, it is user friendly, and can also be extended infinitely with downloadable plugins. The latest VLC 3.0, released in 2018, allows you to cast VLC from your laptop to a Chromecast-connected TV. Below is a simple step-by-step process on how to coast your laptop VLC media player to Chromecast.
Before you begin:
- Make sure your laptop and your Chromecast are connected on the same Wi-Fi network
- Disable VPN on your laptop
- Ensure you have the recent VLC version (3.0)
Step 1: Open the VLC media player
The first thing to do is to locate the VLC media player on your laptop then open it. If you don’t find it, install it and ensure it is the latest version. Click “Playback” from the options given, then select “Renderer.” A pop-up will appear beside the “Renderer” option.
Step 2: Select your chrome cast device
Choose your Chromecast device from the list given. If your Chromecast device is not listed, click “scan,” wait for a few seconds, then go back to “Renderer” again. If it still does not appear, then it means that your laptop and Chromecast are not on the same Wi-Fi network. So, check and fix if that is the case.
Step 3: Open a video to play
Once a connection is established, open a video file to play on the VLC. If a window pops up saying “insecure site,” click “view certificate” and accept permanently. That’s it. The casting process will be complete, meaning you can enjoy your favourite movie or series on your big screen.
In case, If the video is not playing on your laptop, first troubleshoot that and when it starts working then continue to Chromecast.
2: Chrome browser
Like a VLC media player, casting a DVD from your laptop to Chromecast via chrome browser is also easy. Below are simple steps to follow.
Step 1: Install the latest Google Chrome browser and Chromecast extension
If you don’t have a Google Chrome browser on your laptop, the first thing you need to do is install the latest version of the Google Chrome browser. If you already have one, check if it is the latest version and if not, update it. Once you are done, install the Chromecast extension on your laptop.
Step 2: Connect the chrome with your TV’
Once you have installed the latest version of Chrome browser and Chromecast extension, the next step is to connect the Chromecast with your TV. First, this process is simple; connect your laptop and TV to the same Wi-Fi network. You will see a cast icon on your chrome browser, click it and connect.
Step 3: Open the DVD media
Open the DVD media you want to play and make sure it is converted to MP4 format or any other format that Chromecast supports. That’s it; the DVD media will start playing on your TV.
3: Video Solo BD-DVD Ripper
You can also play a DVD from your laptop to TV via Chromecast on Video Solo BD-DVD. This software is incredibly fast, guarantees quality output, and is also easy to use.
Step 1: Install Video Solo BD-DVD Ripper
Install the latest version of Video Solo BD-DVD Ripper on your laptop. Insert DVD to the DVD drive, launch the Video Solo BD-DVD Ripper, and click the open disc. When asked to register, skip the process.
Step 2: Open the program
Once you have inserted your Blue Ray disc, click the load disc button. This will import files from the disc to this program. Click the “Profile” button at the bottom of the interface, then select your output format. Tap the drop-down icon, then choose your desired output format on the pop-up window.
Step 3: Link Video Solo BD-DVD Ripper with Chromecast
Once you have converted the DVD to the right format, the final step is to link the Video Solo BD-DVD Ripper to Chromecast. This process is simple. Select output format on the “profile” section. A list of devices will pop up. Select Chromecast to link. Make sure your TV and laptop are on the same Wi-Fi connection for the connection to be successful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cast a DVD from my computer to TV?
YES, you can with Google Chromecast. This device will allow you to enjoy your favourite movie on your TV from your computer. All you need to do is cast the Chromecast via chrome browser, VLC, or a third-party video player like Video Solo BD-DVD Ripper with Chromecast by following the simple process given above.
How do I play a DVD on Google Chrome?
The process of Playing a DVD on Google chrome is simple. Open Google Chrome, then choose a file that you wish to play. Drag it to Google Chrome, right-click the file, then choose open to play the file with Google chrome.
Can I Chromecast a movie from the laptop?
YES, you can chrome cast a movie from a laptop to your TV. All you need to do is connect your laptop and your Chromecast on the same wireless connection. Select a movie you wish to watch, click “cast,” and select a Chromecast from the list given. Click play to enjoy your movie.
Can I set up a Chromecast with a computer?
YES, you can set up a Chromecast with a computer as long as they are connected to the same Wi-Fi. All you need to do is open the chrome browser on your computer. When you are ready to start streaming, select cast, then select the Chromecast device that you want to use from the available list.
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