Future HomeCast developments
We have plans … but we need time and money .
1 – Make HomeCast Media Center compatible with MacOS and Linux (RaspBerry PI)
This should be an easy challenge. Our main libraries are already compatible with GCC (HomeCast is develop in VC++ 2013). So .. this is for soon. Priority #1
3 – HomeCast video encoder (DASH & HLS)
That will be great option. This encoder will allow you to pre-encode your videos in DASH MPEG & HLS. DASH is used by youtube. This will allow you to cast more videos in same time (cos no need to transcode videos) and in an adaptive way! HomeCast is already compatible with DASH & HLS, check out our samples in the download section
Update 11/2019 : This plugin is already done, but need fix for distribution. We use it for encoding all our videos & audios available in https://free.homecast.app. Priority #2
4 – Amazon Echo & Fire Stick tv
HomeCast is ready for ChromeCast & Google Home. But what a kick to ear HomeCast Music through an Amazon Echo ! For soon, be sure ! Priority #4
5 – Remove bootstrap references
HomeCast was originatly design with bootstrap v4. we thing and we are sure that tachyons css are much much better. Ver-Vert Studio starts tachyons css conversion of HomeCast. Priority #999
This article is not ready for instance … stay tune.
Nowdays security is essential, all internet world need security and browser like Chrome have restrictions with web site without security. It’s will be soon impossible to use thrid part devices (Chromecast, SmartTv, …) without security (ssl certificate) and HomeCast media center is a website but at home.
Continue reading “HomeCast, UPnp, DNS, Let’s Encrypt SSL fix”
Transcoding could be very CPU comsuming and HomeCast alway try to reduce CPU charge.
For video, HomeCast use H264/AAC codecs in HLS and MP3 for audio.
Continue reading “HomeCast audio/video transcoding explain”
By default, the server is running on port 5000. To change it, edit HomeCast.xml and change port value in server part, than restart the program.
Continue reading “How to change default program port ?”
But first, what is HomeCast ?
HomeCast is a light media center that allows you to share your musics, videos, series available from your computer, on your connected devices through an internet browser.
HomeCast provide private SSL connection and supports hardware acceleration for decoding/encoding live video and audio streams.
HomeCast is a mini-Deezer / Spotify / Netflix but with your own videos and audios. Continue reading “How to setup your HomeCast Media Center”