Now it’s possible to select the font, size and color of the subtitles in the SMPlayer Chromecast Control.
If you’re playing a video with subtitles on Chromecast changes in this section take effect immediately.
SMPlayer 17.1 added support for Chromecast. Now SMPlayer 17.3 has just added the possibility to display subtitles on Chromecast (still an experimental feature).
However currently there are some limitations:
Now connect to Chromecast and start playback as usual. The subtitles should be displayed on the TV screen.
Note: you can actually select a subtitle in srt or any other format in SMPlayer, but the SMPlayer Chromecast Control will try to use a subtitle file with the same name but with the vtt extension.
SMPlayer 17.1 features experimental support for Chromecast. Now you can send videos from SMPlayer to your Chromecast device, including local files from your computer and online streams such as TV channels or videos from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo and many more.
Notice however that Chromecast only supports a limited list of formats and codecs, so some videos won’t play. Click here to see the list of supported media.
Start to play a video in SMPlayer, then select the option Play on Chromecast from the Play menu. (After that you can stop playback in SMPlayer).
Note: at this point Windows users will probably get a notification from the Windows firewall. Please click on “Allow access”. Otherwise Chromecast won’t be able to access the files in your computer.
A web page will be opened in your web browser with the URL of the video. This web page can communicate with your Chromecast device. You’ll find options to connect/disconnect, start playback and controls for play, pause, volume, seek…
Important: although SMPlayer will open the web page with your default web browser this will probably only work with Google Chrome and Chromium.
Subtitles are not supported yet.
There’s also an option in the context menu of the playlist to open the selected video on Chromecast.
In order to server local files (from your computer) to Chromecast, SMPlayer will run a tiny web server. You can change some of the settings for the server (like the port to use) in the SMPlayer preferences: Network -> Chromecast.