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chromecasts

chromecasts

Query your local network for Chromecasts and have them play media

npm install chromecasts

Usage

var chromecasts = require('chromecasts')()
 
chromecasts.on('update', function (player) {
  console.log('all players: ', chromecasts.players)
  player.play('http://example.com/my-video.mp4', {title: 'my video', type: 'video/mp4'})
})

API

var list = chromecasts()

Creates a chromecast list. When creating a new list it will call list.update() once. It is up to you to call afterwards incase you want to update the list.

list.update()

Updates the player list by querying the local network for chromecast instances.

list.on('update', player)

Emitted when a new player is found on the local network

player.play(url, [opts], cb)

Make the player play a url. Options include:

{
  title: 'My movie',
  type: 'video/mp4',
  seek: seconds, // start by seeking to this offset
  subtitles: ['http://example.com/sub.vtt'], // subtitle track 1,
  autoSubtitles: true // enable first track if you provide subs
}

player.subtitles(track, [cb])

Enable subtitle track. Use player.subtitles(false) to disable subtitles

player.pause([cb])

Make the player pause playback

player.resume([cb])

Resume playback

player.stop([cb])

Stop the playback

player.seek(seconds, [cb])

Seek the video

player.status(cb)

Get a status object of the current played video.

player.on('status', status)

Emitted when a status object is received.

License

MIT