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#1 2017-01-29 17:36:20

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

Background: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/51832

Essentially, when Chrome included built-in support, the plugin no longer worked, but Chromium could not use the built-in support. In previous versions, you could disabled the built-in support and use the plugin (mostly) just fine.

With Chromium 56, you can no longer disable the built-in support. There is now an option to allow downloading the Chrome extension that allows the built-in support to work, but it seems to want to crash Chromium.

Has anyone else looked into this?

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#2 2017-02-23 11:02:49

amhairghin
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Registered: 2015-10-14
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

Hi Scimmia. Any new about this? A workaround or patch? Thanks in advance.

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#3 2017-02-23 11:10:38

bulletmark
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From: Brisbane, Australia
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

My work-around was to switch from chromium to google-chrome where casting works fine.

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#4 2017-02-23 11:37:06

amhairghin
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

bulletmark wrote:

My work-around was to switch from chromium to google-chrome where casting works fine.

Yes, but google-chrome not is "officially supported" by Arch sad

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#5 2017-03-05 15:02:43

Scimmia
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

No, nothing new. Chromium 57 should be out in the next week or two and I'll try again; if it's still a problem, I'll see if upstream is interested.

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#6 2017-03-11 04:44:37

Scimmia
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

No luck with Chromium 57. I'll see about getting a backtrace.

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#7 2017-04-26 17:13:40

Clorden
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From: Cork, Ireland
Registered: 2016-04-13
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

Hello,
Cast is still broken in version 58.0.3029.81

Basically with chrome://flags/#load-media-router-component-extension set to "default" the chromecast is not detected.
Setting the option to "enabled" and restarting chromium makes the browser crash instantly.

Is there any workaround (besides switching to Google Chrome)?

Thanks!
Clorden

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#8 2017-05-10 07:26:46

jetak
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Registered: 2016-02-19
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

Cast now seems to work on version 58.0.3028.96 with chrome://flags/#load-media-router-component-extension set to "enabled".

I was able to cast from youtube and even the queuing was working.

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#9 2017-05-10 15:53:21

Scimmia
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

Still crashes here.

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#10 2017-05-11 15:19:26

Mollom
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From: Ffm - Germany
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

After activating

jetak wrote:

chrome://flags/#load-media-router-component-extension

Chromium (58.0.3029.110) found my Chromacast and streaming is working.

thx btw jetak

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#11 2017-05-21 22:24:34

2bluesc
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

Mollom wrote:

After activating

jetak wrote:

chrome://flags/#load-media-router-component-extension

Chromium (58.0.3029.110) found my Chromacast and streaming is working.

Running the same version and it crashes when I enable the media router flag.

Out of curiosity, is Chromium logged in to your Google account?

Last edited by 2bluesc (2017-05-21 22:24:58)

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#12 2019-01-12 08:23:23

fanuh
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Registered: 2015-12-20
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

jetak wrote:

Cast now seems to work on version 58.0.3028.96 with chrome://flags/#load-media-router-component-extension set to "enabled".

Thanks for posting that guys. Works for me.

Chromium: 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) Manjaro Linux (64-bit)

If it helps, I am logged in on this browser with the same account as the Chromecast V3.

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#13 2019-01-12 12:24:58

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
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Re: Chromecast/Google Cast in Chromium 56

Glad to hear this helped you, however please don't necrobump old topics

Closing.

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