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2 Methods to Play AVI Video in Chromecast

Thankfully to Chromecast which simplify our video life, change the entertainment way. You can take over your TV with Chromecast which is a streaming dongle. Best of all, you can wirelessly stream Netflix, Spotify, HBO, Hulu, and more from mobile device or PC to the TV. However there is one point you may know: You won't have any difficulties when you play MP4 and WebM video in Chromecast, but AVI will, if you want to play AVI video in Chromecast, the best and direct way is to convert AVI to Chromecast supported video format with a third video converter. Following will show you 2 ways to play AVI video in Chromecast.

Method 1: Best Video Converter for Playing AVI Video in Chromecast

Maybe there are other solutions can help you to play AVI Video in Chromecast, I believe this way is the best and quickest, no any troubles, you can try  Pavtube Video Converter, a professional video converter, also is a perfect AVI converter, simple installation will take you to enter the big video world. open it and the user-friendly interface will make you love it. The clean interface holds trhe powerful video ability, you can load any AVI video from any source, 200+ video formats are listed here, you can choose Chromecast best supported video formats: MP4 and WebM.

In addition, you can choose MP4 video with different quality, SD, HD, 4K are decided by you. Of course, Chromecast Ultra can support 4K video, the best video enjoyment choice: Choose 4K MP4 for Chromecast. Even though Chromecast Ultra can support the MP4 video, it's strict to the MP4 video related parameters, such as: video codec and audio codec. At here, you can prevent the codec compatibility issue, you can adjust the video paramteres by your own need in the seeting profile. By the way, this video converter also works on Mac operating system too.


Step 1. Load video files

Install and launch the Video Converter for Chromecast on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to load AVI video files to the program, you can put all the AVI video files to a folder, then load the folder to this software for batch video conversion. You also can drag the video to the left window directly.

Load MTS files

Step 2. Choose output video format

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, there are many category, like: Common Video, HD Video, 3D Video, etc. You can choose MP4 video for Chromecast, For example: Select HD MP4 video from HD Video. If you want to play video on  4K TV, you are lucky to be here, you can upscale HD video to 4K video for enjoyment.


For safety reason, you can change the MP4 video to be better, click "Setting" which is at the bottom of main interface, you can adjust the video resolution, like: 1080p to 3840p, adjust the video frame for small video size, you also can adjust the video and audio codec to Chromecast best acceptable codec.

Chromecast supported video formats:

MP4 and WebM encoded with Video codecs H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8 and audio codecs HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/Opus, MP3, Vorbis, AVI, MKV, FLV, MOV, VOB, 3G2, etc.


Step 4. Start Video Conversion

After all the settings are finished, go back just click "Convert" button, this software will completed the complicated video conversion task, wait for a while, you can convert AVI to Chromecast acceptable video formats successfully. Then you can strem video to Chromecast for TV playback.

Method 2: Convert AVI to Chromecast Acceptable Video with Handbrake

Handbrake is a open source video converter which is also famous among countless video converter software. This software only can output MP4 and MKV video formats, but it's enough for you to play AVI video in Chromecast, this software is easy to use, you can do the following steps and finish the difficult video converison.

Step 1. Launch HandBrake. Select "Open Source" and select the file.

Step 2. Handbrake scans the video. This may take a while depending on size and length of the video. After you've loaded the video click Browse and select the output file. You should choose mp4 in the output settings, then click the Video tab and move to the next step.

Step 3. Click the Start button to begin the process. Watch progress on the bottom of the screen. "Encode finished" indicates that your file is ready

In general, above 2 ways are all perfect, they all can solve your AVI issue on Chromecast, most user will choose solution 1, if you try it, you amy find that this video converter also can be a basic video editor, you cna create your own video, at the same time, you can choose portable devices which hold the best video format, you don't need to check the supported video format any more. Thank you for your time, hope this post can be helpful for you.

Tips: Various Ways you can enjoy converted AVI video on Chromecast

1: If your video is saved on your PC, you can share PC's desktop to Chromecast., then your TV becomes a remote screen of your PC.

2: You can use the Chrome browser extension (Videostream) to stream local media files (video ans music) to Chromecast.

3: Media serve is also a good choice, such as: Plex, you cna use Plex media server (and a free web app) to stream all media files (video, music and photos) to Chromecast.

4: When you save much video on your Android phone, you can use Android apps to stream local videos with Chromecast.

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