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How to Play Blu-ray via Chromecast?

Over the past few years, manufacturers have been packing more and more features into their televisions---from 3D picture to web browsing. And then Google Chromecast comes out to offer relief in the form of a little dongle that puts whatever's on your laptop, phone, or tablet on your large-screen TV. Chromecast provides you with so much amazing entertainment experience, and you may want to play Blu-ray via Chromecast on your large-screen TV for a much better visual enjoyment.

Unfortunately, Chrome browser only can support WebM, MP4, MPEG and MKV video formats. Therefore, it is difficult for you to directly cast Blu-ray movies from your laptop's Blu-ray drive or hard drive to Chromecast. Still wanna play Blu-ray movies on TV via Chromecast? Well, this article will offer detailed tips and solution about how to stream Blu-ray video files to Chromecast for great enjoyment.

How to cast Blu-ray to Chromecast?

First, a Blu-ray ripper is necessary. There are many applications on the market that allow you to make copies of your Blu-ray discs. If you are looking for a easy-to-use yet powerful one, check out Pavtube ByteCopy (Best Blu-ray Ripper Review). It works as the best Blu-ray to Chromecast converter for you. With this converter, you can rip Blu-rays and re-encode Blu-ray movies to MP4, MKV or other Chromecast supported file formats without any quality loss, and you don't have to worry about the failure to rip copy-protected Blu-rays as this Blu-ray ripper supports Blu-ray decryption.

Plus, it offers many TV preset profile formats, including Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, etc. Pavtube ByteCopy is not only a Blu-ray ripper, but also works well with DVDs, you can also use this tool to cast DVD movies to Chromecast for TV playback. If you are using Mac, you can also use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. Now Download Pavtube and start Blu-ray to Chromecast conversion.

Tutorial on How to rip Blu-ray to Chromecast supported Video Formats

Step 1: Load Blu-ray Movies

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper for Chromecast and click "File">"Load from Disc" icon to load Blu-ray movies. Or just easily drag and drop Blu-ray files into the program window. This software can also turn your Blu-ray Folder, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File, DVD discs to Chromecast video files.


Step 2: Output Chromecast Supported File Formats

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, choose to output Chromecast supported file format by following "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)". If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as output format.

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If you wish to cast Blu-ray movies from Chromecast to Sony/Samsung/Panasonic/LG TV, you can directly output TV preset profile formats from "TVs" main category menu.


Note: You are allowed to click "Settings" to change the video resolution, bit rate and other specifications of your final Blu-ray movie files. Please keep in mind that the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3: Start Blu-ray to Chromecast Conversion

Finally, click "Convert" to rip Blu-ray to Chromecast supported video files. After the conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to locate the output files and feel free to stream Blu-ray movies files to Chromecast via Videostream, Plex Media Server or Chrome browser tab. Then you can play Blu-ray via Chromecast without any limitation. Please feel free to share this tutorial if you think it is helpful!

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