Chris' Chromecast Console

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24 Responses

  1. Ivan says:

    Works with WXP? I am interested on purchasing, but I would use it in an old PC with Windows XP in the hotel where I am working. I have tried with the demo but do not works 🙁 (Piccastr applet is OK, but it seems that this console is more complete). I want to be sure that I can make it work before purchasing. Thanks.

    • Chris says:

      Sorry, I don’t have XP to test. I’d suspect not as I don’t think the frameworks are present on XP. Your experience with the demo seems to confirm that. Might be time to update your version of Windows 🙂

  2. Cid Felipe says:

    Any change in chromecast necessary?

  3. Mark says:

    Thanks Chris! It works great for me.
    Question: is there a way to set the slideshow delay to 3 seconds? In “Settings” the lowest interval to choose is 10.

  4. Thanks. Can’t figure out how to register the program?

    • Chris says:

      Click check for Updates and make sure you have the latest version installed. Then there should appear a “Purchase License Key” option on the menu bar at the top.
      Or you can just go to /buy/payment.php

  5. Gary says:

    Is there an ability to cast to multiple Chromecast devices simultaneously?

    • Chris says:

      No. You can open two copies of the program and select in each individually, but they will obvious not then be in sync.

  6. Johan says:

    Thanks for the License change!! Just downloaded the program to have a look at it. If it does what I hope for, I certainly buy a license.
    I have quite some ideas on this …
    1.
    Could text be shown alongside the picture?
    Choosing from
    – the file’s name
    – the picture’s title in the pictures EXIF
    – …
    2.
    All my pictures have geo information in their EXIF.
    Using them would be awesome, only, I don’t know how to do this best. Getting a google map with the gps data on it between each picture is clearly overkill. Maybe every 10 pictures with a line between the points?
    3.
    Any luck to use a folder with subfolders? Eg I have 3000 pictures from our last US trip and put them in different subfolders so each folder is between 600 and 800 files. But I would love to have them all in one slideshow without changing my folder structure.
    Taking it one step further. I have one folder ‘Fotos’ that has folders per year. Each year has folders per event. Some events have subfolders (see before).
    It would be magnificent to put in “Fotos” and then go through everything in order.
    And it would be absolutely incredible if one could choose “random” so everything would be shown at random.

    Well some ideas. Easy to get them, to develop them is (I am sure) quite a different thing!
    But you know – asking is free!

    Keep up the good work and learning Dutch!

    • Chris says:

      Subfolders is definitely on the todo list. It’s just a case of me getting some time to fit it in.
      Text/etc is possible. But it’d really take more demand for this as a feature.

      en Nederlands is echt moeilijk! Maar, in twintig jaar of zo zal ik het onder de knie hebben 🙂

    • Chris says:

      Subfolders are now added.

  7. Jay Goldberg says:

    Still asking for bonjour to be installed on the computer. Is it needed? I would prefer not to install it.

    • Chris says:

      No, it’s not needed. The message is wrong. But it still comes up if for some reason the software can’t access the Bonjour ports. Check that nothing Bonjour related happens to be running and your antivirus/firewall software isn’t blocking it.

      • Jay Goldberg says:

        thanks for the response. I checked task manager and nothing called bonjour is running. The error when I start is “Couldn’t find Bonjour installed or running. Please see instructions on http://www.chrisridings.com“. I added ChrisChromecastConsole to the program list of allowed programs to communicate through Windows Firewall. Also checked netstat -a for Bonjour ports that are being used and could not find any.

        • Chris says:

          Okay. I’ve managed to reproduce it on my computer. No Bonjour running but Windows is insisting something is blocking that port. The error message is misleading because I forgot to take it out when I switched the program away from Bonjour. Will update you when I work it out!

  8. Jay Goldberg says:

    I uninstalled, then re-installed and asked for it to run after installation. It crashed “ChrisChromecastConsole has stopped working. Check online for a solution… etc.” Looking at the problem details it shows in Problem Signature 09: System.InvalidOperationException.
    You can email me directly if you want me to help debug this on my machine.

  9. I got shellexecuteex code 5 message when I first installed. I had been getting the bonjour not running message but got his one when I tried to delete and reinstall. Avast said thye found something suspicious in the file and they had to send it to the 2hour lab.

    Thanks for these programs

  10. barry roysdon says:

    Thanks for your help earlier.
    The program now seems to pass through Avast after a 15 second review and downloads ok, but on the first attempt to run it windows 7 says it detected a problem and closes the program. Too vague to give yo any guidance I’m sure, but I thought I would pass it along.
    Thanks

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