#StackBounty: #chromecast #google-cast #hls #mpeg-dash #google-cast-sdk Does the Chromecast support casting videos from Reddit? (HLS an…

Bounty: 500

Here’s an example Reddit video: https://www.reddit.com/r/me_irl/comments/b3vrs4/me_irl

Looking through the JSON, it has a few options for video sources:

"reddit_video": {
    "dash_url": "https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/DASHPlaylist.mpd",
    "duration": 76,
    "fallback_url": "https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/DASH_720?source=fallback",
    "height": 720,
    "hls_url": "https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/HLSPlaylist.m3u8",
    "is_gif": false,
    "scrubber_media_url": "https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/DASH_240",
    "transcoding_status": "completed",
    "width": 1280

While I seemingly can get other HLS/m3u8 videos to work with the Chromecast SDK (for example Google’s own example HLS video), I cannot seem to get any of these sources to work.

I’ve tried https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/HLSPlaylist.m3u8 with the stream type set to both “live” or “buffered”, I’ve tried the content type as “application/x-mpegURL”, and I’ve tried the same for the dash URL https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/DASHPlaylist.mpd with content type “application/dash+xml” also to no avail. I found this question that seems to indicate some possibility?

I’ve also noticed with the DASH file there’s a separate video and audio stream (https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/DASH_720 and https://v.redd.it/3hyw7hwoajn21/audio) worst case scenario is there a way to play the video stream with the separate audio stream playing too on the Chromecast?

Is it not possible for the Chromecast to play these video types?

Get this bounty!!!

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