How to stream videos in iPhone and iPad to Chromecast using nPlayer
nPlayer, the No.1 iOS video player, supports Chromecast. Now, with nPlayer and Chromecast, you can watch videos on any devices. Before we go into details, please let me briefly explain how it works. nPlayer plays a role as a repeater: it sends video or audio files to Chromecast and Chromecast plays them. Please note! Not all videos and audios available on nPlayer can be played on Chromecast but only those that meet the standard of Chromecast can be.
For videos, Chromecast only supports mp4 and mkv formats and h.264 and VP8 codecs. For audio files, it supports AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV and WebM formats and HE-AAC, AAC, LC, MP3, Vorbis and WAV (LPCM) codes. If a device connected to Chromecast supports AC-3/E-AC-3, Chromecast also supports Dolby codec. (DTS not applicable) Please check out HERE for more details.
Here is one more thing you need to be aware of: the official size of a video that Chromecast supports is 1080p. However, we found that the streaming quality is limited to 720p but it is usually sufficient for most videos.
So the bottom line is:
1) Chromecast only supports mp4 or mkv files.
1-1) Other than mp4 and mkv files, no video files can be played on nPlayer.
2) Chromecast only supports h.264, VP8 video codec.
2-1) Video files encoded by any other video codec cannot be played on nPlayer.
3) Chromecast only supports HE-AAC, AAC LC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM) audio codec.
3-1) If only Dolby codec (AC3) is built in the device connected to Chromecast, it will work.
Now, let’s try and play a video file to Chromecast with nPlayer. Forget about the long introduction, ‘cause it is very simple. All you have to do is a simple push of a button!
(We will skip the Chromecast settings here.)
First, play a video on nPlayer. And then, push the icon in the lower left corner (See the picture).
You will see the name of Chromecast installed in the same network.
※ nPlayer and Chromecast must be in the same network.
Once you click the name, you can stream it to Chromecast.
Very easy, right? Now you can watch videos anytime, anywhere with nPlayer and Chromecast.