Google Chromecast 2 is a dongle that plugs into any HDMI screen to make video playback more convenient and intelligent, is on its way to conquer the new enjoyment of TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more on your TV. You may feel tired of watching DVD movies on the small screens, and want to switch to large screens for a much better visual enjoyment. With the help of Google Chromecast, you can stream movies to large-screen HDTV.
But you still have one major process short if you consider enjoying DVD movies on the HDTV yet without DVD player. With Google Chromecast 2 and a DVD to Chromecast converter, you can easily watch your favorite DVD movies on large-screen HDTV while lying on your living room couch. The article here is going to guide you through the whole process. Please take a look.
To do that, you’ll need to rip and convert Blu-ray to a Chromecast 2 supported video as MKV/MP4 and use Chromecast’s local playback workaround to stream the ripped DVD movies to Chromecast 2. If you’re looking for ease-to-use, check out Pavtube ByteCopy, which aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to decrypt and store our purchased physical DVD and Blu-ray discs to HDTV for Chromecast 2 or local computer, hard drive for using anywhere. Here is the reivew.
Besides, this Blu-ray converter and rip BD, DVD, ISO to a wide range of formats, like WMV, MOV, 3GP, FLV, AVI and the list goes on. It’s professional in ripping and converting BD, DVD discs, ISO image files, Blu-ray/DVD copies and more. It will help you rip DVD disk and cast the movies to Chromecast 2 with ease.
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The Steps: Rip and Cast DVD Movies to TV through Chromecast 2 For Playback
Note: If you’re using a Mac OS X El Capitan, please turn to Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. The way to convert DVD to Chromecast 2 in Windows (Windows 8/8.1/10) and Mac is almost the same. Make sure you get the right program according to your computer operating system.
Step 1: Load DVD movies
After the installation of the professional DVD converter, run the program to load your DVD movies from BD drive to it for converting. Note that you can also add DVD folder or ISO image files to rip.
Step 2: Decide output format
To convert DVD to MP4, MKV for TV via Chromecast 2, just click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then choose MKV, H.264 MP4 High Profile Video from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) or MKV HD Video(*.mkv) as output format.
Step 3: Advanced video/audio settings
If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 4: Start DVD to Chromecast 2 conversion
Hit the convert button and start ripping DVD to HDTV for Chromecast 2. When the conversion ends, you will be able to get the result video via tapping the Open button in the main interface. Afterwards, you can stream/castconverted local DVD movies to Chromecast 2 for smooth playback at ease without any incompatible problem.
Stream DVD to Chromecast 2 / Stream DVD to Chromecast
After ripping DVD to a digital video file, use Chromecast 2 to stream and cast the DVD digital video from PC to HDTV with the help of Google Cast extension in Chrome browser.
1. Plug Google Chromecast 2 or Google Chromecast into your HDTV.
2. Install and make a configuration (follow the Instructions) on your smart TV. Then connect to your WIFI.
3. Add Google Cast extension to your Chrome browser. (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast/boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd)
After it, you will see your cast devices. Then you can set “Tab casting quality” (Extreme, High, and Standard) in “Options”.
4. Enter the directory where your ripped DVD video file being stored, such as “file:///E:/outputvideo/Furious_7_Output_1.mp4” (without quotation marks) to the address bar in Chrome or press Ctrl + O to import the video file or drag it to Chrome browser.
5. When the DVD video is played in Chrome browser, click the Google Cast extension icon in Chrome and choose the Chromecast 2 device. Then the DVD video will be streamed to TV via Chromecast 2 instantly.
The whole process of DVD to Chromecast 2 and DVD to Chromecast ends. Now you can enjoy the DVD video on the big screen instead of the small screen. Similarly, you can also cast music, photos, and online videos to your HDTV.
Tips: What are differences between Google Chromecast 1 and Google Chromecast 2?
So far, Google has rolled out two generations of Google Chromecast, namely Google Chromecast 1 and Google Chromecast 2. Since the existence of the new Chromecast 2, many users have been wondering if it is worth to spend another sum of money in upgrading the gadget. In order to solve the query, it is necessary for us to consider the differences between the original Chromecast and the new Chromecast.
Let’s take a look at the differences between Google Chromecast 2 and its predecessor:
|Specification/Device||Google Chromecast||Google Chromecast 2|
|Processor||Marvell Armada 1500 Mini 88DE3005 SoC, 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor||Marvell Armada 1500 Mini Plus 88DE3006 SoC, 1.2GHz dual ARM Cortex-A7 processors|
|Storage||2GB flash||256MB flash|
|Max. Output Video Resolution||1080p||1080p|
|Dimensions||72(L) x 35(W) x 12(H) mm||51.9 in diameter, 13.49mm (H)|
|Weight||34 g||39.1 g|
|Connectivity||802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)||802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)|
|Power||microUSB (Power adapter included)||microUSB (Power adapter included)|
As showed above,the most visible difference between those two generations is the dimensions and designs. The predecessor is a black colored stick dongle while the successor is a slim round disc available in three colors:black, lemonade, and coral. Another evident difference lies in storage. The new Google Chromecast only has one eighth the storage of the original one. Why does Google reduce the storage capacity? Well, the Chromecast is not designed to be any kind of storage device but to stream video, and 2GB storage for the former is so large that it cannot guarantee fast and reliable connectivity. The new Chromecast can offer much better connectivity as it takes less room to cache video. The 2nd generation is built with three bespoke antennas inside to better the video streaming process, at the same time these antennas greatly improve the Chromecast’s performance. In conclusion, it is worthy of trying the new Chromecast.