Chromecast is a nifty device that allows users to play multimedia content on a high-definition TV screen by using only a Wi-Fi or a local network.
While this is a hassle-free action, getting data from your PC to your Chromecast or Apple TV device could prove to be a bit tricky, and a specialized app like Airflow can come in handy.
You need to start by setting up a playlist by adding audio and video files to the main window of the app. Loading these items can be done by browsing to their folder manually or by dragging and dropping them onto the window.
On the downside, the utility does not offer any way to filter out the formats that are not supported, meaning that the only way to discover if a particular track is supported or not is to try and play it.
Once you connect your device to the same wireless network as your computer, you will be able to stream files without any difficulty. As previously mentioned, Airflow works with both Chromecast and Apple TV, and either of these devices will be detected automatically by the app.
No matter which one you choose, to successfully stream multimedia content to them, you first need to make sure that you do not have a firewall that blocks the connection.
Before you start streaming a movie, you can take a minute to fine-tune its parameters to ensure you get the best possible user experience.
More precisely, you can change the audio track to be played with the video, alter the delay and modify the surround type. You can also associate an external subtitle file or look for one online, then tamper with the encoding type, rendering mode, scale color, and delay.
When it comes to the video configuration, Airflow allows you to select the deinterlace mode you prefer, the aspect ratio and the quality.
All in all, this software solution can help you play your favorite videos and songs on a Chromecast or an Apple TV device without any trouble while also providing you with several customization options.