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I like to cast videos and music from my laptop to the TV via the wi-fi. I right click on the video and use the cast to device option, then select the TV. Simple enough, even for a luddite such as I. Windows 10 opens a program to handle the casting which gives me simple controls over what's playing, pause, next previous etc, but that's about it. Does anyone know of a substitute for this which allows greater functionality such as random play and the ability to create and store playlists?

I've tried googling and found some that do, but they cast to a device such as a chromecast or amazon stick type thingy. I'm looking for something that will still cast direct to the TV via the DNLA compatibility.

I asked in our local hi-fi shop yesterday but they suggested I need a media server, which they could sell me for a princely sum, but I feel sure there should be something out there which will do this direct from my laptop?


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On 27/08/2018 at 09:21, SteveDuk said:





The beauty of VLC is it will play virtually any video format and even transcode on the fly to a format your TV will play.

Totally agree with this, I use it a lot with various different formats, and teamed up with a piece of software (the name escapes me) to transmit it to my PlayStation 

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