Linux

How to Stream From VLC to Chromecast

Since the Chromecast was introduced, we’ve all been waiting for VLC to support it. Now with version 3, it finally does.

At this time, you’ll need to manually download and update the App via the VLC website – the built-in ‘check for updates’ feature will not recognize version 3.0 as the latest.

Once you have the latest version installed, open any media file in VLC. Select Playback from the main menu, then Renderer, and finally select your Chromecast device.

screenshot of vlc chromecast options

That’s it! Now you can stream .mkv, .flac and all the other popular but unsupported file types to your Chromecast! :)

How to Open .RAR Files in Windows 10

This short guide will explain step by step how to open RAR Files in Windows so that you can access the contents of the file.

NOTE: the steps in this tutorial are identical if you’re trying to open a .DMG or .tar.gz file in Windows as well – so this guide could just as easily be called “How to Open .RAR, .DMG and .tar.gz Files in Windows” :) Those formats are typically found on Mac and Linux/Unix systems – so being able to open them on a Windows device can be very handy.

a .RAR file in Windows 10 File Manager