What media types are supported by Chromecast?
Developing an app that you’d like to integrate with Chromecast? You’ll need to know which media types and codecs are going to play nice with your application. According to Google, the following is a list of media files, codecs, and facilities supported by Chromecast.
- Video codecs: H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8
- Audio decoding: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/Opus, MP3, Vorbis
- Image formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WEBP
- Containers: MP4, WebM
- Containers: MPEG-DASH, SmoothStreaming, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
- Level 1 DRM support: Widevine, PlayReady
- TTML – Timed Text Markup Language
- WebVTT – Web Video Text Tracks
As of February 12, 2014