Have a Netflix DVD that I would like to watch but I don’t have a DVD player connected to my TV. Is there any way to stream these DVDs from my computer? I can’t really connect the TV directly to the computer because it is mounted high on the wall. I heard about it’s possible to use Chromecast to stream DVD from PC. So I have scoured the internet, tried everything I could find, and have a decent solution to chromecast DVD from computer to my TV. Share with you now.
Get some tech support, I got know it’s not like that you can directly cast movies played from the laptop’s DVD drive, what you can do is to rip DVD content to your hard drive in a common video format like MP4 on the laptop and use the Chromecast’s local playback workaround to stream the movie.
To rip DVD movies for Chromecast effortlessly, Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the bee’s knees, which can help you finish DVD conversion bypassing DVD copy protection. With it, you can convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from DVD movies. What’s more, it allows you to copy your DVD to hard drive with original structure or main movie only. If you’re using a Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD for casting to Chromecast on Mac OS X (Yosemite).
Tutorial: Cast DVD movies to Chromecast from computer
Step 1. Insert movie disc into the DVD-ROM, on the software, click “load DVD” button. It doesn’t necessarily to be a DVD optical media, it can also be an ISO/IFO files to convert to playable digital file format.
Step 2. Click Format and set the output video format as .mp4 from Common Video.
1. If you like to tweak a little, in the settings, you are allowed to change the frame rate, resolution, bitrate and other specifications of the videos, if the tech terms look taunting to you, proceed to the next step.
2. Before conversion, you may want to trim the unnecessary parts from the movie.
Step 3. Click Convert button to rip DVD to MP4 for Chromecast streaming.
Once the conversion finished, try to open a new tab in chrome and drag a converted mp4 movie to the address bar, and use Google cast to send the movie to Chromecast for enjoyment on your TV’s big screen.