We love to communicate and share ideas with our users. Thanks to that, our inbox is always filled with interesting feature requests and resourceful ideas.
One day a feature request about Chromecast arrived and since our main goal with FV Player is to always listen to our customers’ needs, the decision was easy.
Chromecast is now supported by both Free and Paid version of the FV Player!
What’s the Chromecast?
Chromecast is a handy casting solution developed by Google. It comes in form of an adapter that allows you to cast media from your mobile devices on any screen with HDMI connector via your Wi-Fi.
Free vs Pro. What’s the difference?
As I said earlier, Chromecast feature is now supported by both versions of the FV Player. The difference is that the Free version relies completely on the Flowplayer (the core video technology behind FV Player) which unfortunately has a lot of bugs at this stage of development.
For example, with Free plugin yo can run Chromecast for only one player on each page. It also loads JScript library for each player separately which can slow down your website a little.
We’ve fixed most of these bugs and submitted the fix to the Flowplayer development team. You can check it at the Open Flowplayer issues fixed by Foliovision in Flowplayer’s GitHub.
Until Flowplayer development team accepts this we’ve decided to keep the fix for Pro version only.
In the case, you already own a Chromecast adapter you can try it right away on this video.
Just make sure the adapter and your device is connected to the same network and hit the Chromecast button.
A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit
You can find more information about the Chromecast feature with complete set-up guide in our “Using FV Player with Chromecast” documentation.
Stay tuned for more!
We are trying to make our FV Player plugin better every single day by bringing more and more upgrades and updates into it. You can actually help us a lot, by giving us feedback.
So if you have any tips or questions, don’t hesitate and contact us via our Forum!
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