chromecast not found in vlc

Asked by Michael Mehl on 2020-10-23

Since update to ubuntu 20.04 vlc does not find the chromecast as renderer.

Other tools (gupnp-universal-cp, chromium) find the chromecast.

Do you have any hint, how I can find out why vlc does not find chromecast?

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When I start vlc with "--verbose 2" and open the renderer menu I see the following output:

[00007fd314444a20] main probe debug: looking for renderer probe module matching "any": 1 candidates
[00007fd314444a20] main probe debug: no renderer probe modules matched
[0000562c6f91a9b0] qt interface debug: starting renderer discovery service Avahi Zeroconf renderer Discovery
[00007fd314a63ba0] main renderer discovery debug: looking for renderer_discovery module matching "avahi_renderer": 1 candidates
[00007fd314a63ba0] main renderer discovery debug: using renderer_discovery module "avahi"
[00007fd314a63ba0] main renderer discovery debug: removing module "avahi"

But I'm not able to understand what this means.

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I searched the web for the problem and there are hints about
* firewall: I have no firewall installed.
* libmicrodns/protobuf: these packages are not available for ubuntu?

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Any tipp how to find out the cause of the problem would be helpful.

Thanks in advance!
Michael

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy vlc

Thanks

Michael Mehl (mmehl) said : #2

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Release: 20.04
Codename: focal
Linux xxxx 5.4.0-51-generic #56-Ubuntu SMP Mon Oct 5 14:28:49 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
vlc:
  Installiert: 3.0.9.2-1
  Installationskandidat: 3.0.9.2-1
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 3.0.9.2-1 500
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

If you make a fresh Ubuntu user and log in as that does it work OK?

Michael Mehl (mmehl) said : #4

I've created a new user and logged in to this new account: same problem VLC does not find chromecast (chromium works).

Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #6

Ubuntu - For Cromcast & VLC needs two extra packages: libmicrodns & protobuf

Michael Mehl (mmehl) said : #7

This I've already tried with the following result:

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# sudo apt install libmicrodns protobuf

Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig

Kein apt-Paket "protobuf", es ist aber ein Snap-Paket mit dem Namen vorhanden.
Versuchen Sie »snap install protobuf«

E: Paket libmicrodns kann nicht gefunden werden.
E: Paket protobuf kann nicht gefunden werden.

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Does this mean vlc with rendering on chromecast is not supported in Ubuntu 20.4?

Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #8

https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/mkchromecast
Versuchen Sie dieses Paket. Seit Jahren versuchen die VLC-Entwickler, Chromecast Viewing in VLC aufzunehmen. Patente im Besitz von Google zu tun haben, mit in der Lage, es zu sehen oder nicht. [VLC Being Open Source] Ich entschuldige mich für die letzten zwei Pakete.
Yes rendering with VLC on chromecast is not supported in Ubuntu.

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