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Problem Using AVI files on Chromecast via Seagate Wireless Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Convert video to another format' started by cjh1980, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. cjh1980

    cjh1980 Member

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    Morning all,

    Firstly thanks in advance for any assistance or replies I receive to the questions and issues I am facing.

    Firstly I have the following

    Seagate 500GB Wireless Hard Drive (White not black)
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3552005.htm

    I have set this up on my iphone using the app and also linked it to my wifi.

    I have a number of films on it and am streaming the movies using my phone as a remote to a google chromecast but this is where I encounter issues.

    The chromecast or Seagate app are saying that AVI formats are not valid or streamable.

    I can only stream the ones which are MP4.

    Do anyone know a way around this without converting all the films from avi to MP4 and if not then can anyone recommend a free converter software that does not take all day literally to do a couple of films as I am using a free avc converter software and it took from 11am until 8pm yesterday to convert just 3 films :-(

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nepheler

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    Handbrake will do the trick, or free video dvd converter ultimate (windows os). It supports acceleration for H.264 mp4 conversions. You may give it a try.
     
  3. cjh1980

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    Thanks very much for the reply, do you know if this is a fast process or is it pretty much real time conversion as the film runs?

    Thanks
     
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    Actually, you can basically drag and drop the video files into Chrome browser and Chromecast from there. The point here is, you can do so on video types such as MP4; however, you probably will find difficulty doing the same on other video formats like AVI. In this case, a video converter app like Handbrake or Brosoft's video converter can help you out.
     

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