On 07/28/15 18:41, Timothy Murphy wrote:
Ed Greshko wrote:
> If you are using an application which is chromecast enabled, such as
> NetFlix or many of the chromecast enabled Android apps, then yes the
> traffic will be switched/configured to come from the source and go
> directly to the chromecast dongle.
Yes, it seems more complicated than I thought;
I found when I started casting from my Android phone
I could switch off the phone and the cast continued,
so it must be going directly from router to TV.
In fact I had to switch off the TV to break the connection.
But this was using a filmon app on the phone
which I'm sure is chromecast-enabled as you say.
I use the LiveNow!TV app which is what I think you are using. It has built-in support for
ChromeCast. For apps on the Android which don't have built-in your choice is to use
ChromeCast's screencast or Screencasting to a SMARTtv. In those later cases there is
the "reflecting" going on which would have an effect on performance.
So the difference in quality between Fedora-casting and Windows-casting
may arise from different chromecast plugins for google chrome?
But in both cases I am able to break the connection from the laptop.
> This is the reason I can't cast Netflix from my Android Tablet to my TV.
> While my tablet is using a DNS proxy to redirect traffic to my VPN
> provider when casting the Netflix app notifies Netflix to switch but in
> the process my real IP address is exposed and Netflix then "knows" I'm
> in the US. (I have a Roku to, so no worries...and there are other ways I
> could use the chromecast if I wanted to take a few extra steps).
That's interesting, and relevant in my case as I thought of subscribing
to a VPN server in the UK as most UK online TV services
seem to be restricted to users believed to be in the UK.
There would be no problem if I were to be using a pure VPN connect established by my
tablet or by my router. It is only a DNS proxy situation that doesn't work with
Chromecast. I could use DNS proxy + screencast but that brings in the performance issue
which may be a problem with a tablet.
I'm just too lazy to create the VPN connection on my tablet..2 extra touches...when I
can just use my Roku. I sometimes think the extra touches may be worth it since the
Netflix interface of Roku is "minimal".
>> I suspect my broadband speed (in central Italy) of 6.6 Mbps
>> is on the borderline for this use, though that may be nonsense.
> Oh, BTW, I just got my bill and I actually have 20Mb/s download speed.
Can you tell from your bill? Mine says "up to 40Mb/s",
but when I asked my ISP said he was surprised my speed was so high!
Yes. It is 20, I'd just forgotten since I switched carriers about 2 years ago.
I tested it and am getting the download speed I'm paying for. No trouble to stream
simultaneously several sources.
If I wanted a blog or social media I'd go elsewhere