PiCAST 2.0 (stable)
Turn a $35 Raspberry Pi in to a Chromecast like Device, for FREE.
PiCAST turns your $35 Raspberry Pi in to a Chromecast like Device.
I wanted to buy a Google Chromecast originally but it was sold out. So, I thought what do I have that I could use w/HDMI and wouldn't be terribly hard to do? My Raspberry Pi can do it all, literally and same price as the Chromecast and OPEN SOURCE, CUSTOM MAKE FEATURES, . Why Make the PiCAST?
As its been some time now since the original PiCAST, the project got some bad notes on how it was too "hard" to figure out or install, wasn't safe enough, the way I programmed it wasn't to his/her liking and enough is enough, I got tired of it. HOWEVER, because the project DID have some really great interest- I re-did the project without web technologies.
As many seem unable to read or understand where the project CURRENTLY is and where it WILL go, I felt I need to dumb it down even more. This project doesn't have over 20-100+ paid-staffers, millions of dollars backed to ensure it succeeds, a dedicated team, and MONTHS & MONTHS of work where the PiCAST HAS NONE OF THE ABOVE-- so, calm down! THIS ISN'T CHROMECAST! YOU LIE!!!
I made it very clear, this is "LIKE" a chromecast project, already as it can be sent commands REMOTELY just like the Chromecast, so project is over... Kidding! I am working on the BEST possible method(s) to continue forward.
So before you go nuts that the project isn't what YOU think, think twice. I do have a full-time job BUT I am so upset with Google, I want an OPEN, FREE, US/NON-US PERMITTED USERBASE, and if you're against it? Don't download it, go make your own and share it or don't. I live in the US, I now have a Chromecast, I don't NEED the project BUT I want it as I feel so strongly that what Google is doing is beyond unfair-- agree? JOIN ME! STOP YOUR COMPLAINT, DO SOMETHING!
I'm not happy how the Chromecast isn't very open... So, with the easy to use API-like via IP, you can just call URL's and yes the project is far from complete-- it's just a fun learning exercise & hope kids will see how you can go and try to mimmic what you can't get it (even if you have the cash). Why Open Source?
This is far from complete. Lot of new features to come and of course fix the code up. But, at least we have something to start playing with...
USE AT OWN RISK. UPDATES ARE CONSTANT. METHODS WILL CHANGE OFTEN! UNLESS SOMETHING SAYS STABLE, ASSUME A BETA.
A friend of mine has already bugged me, to charge for the code... I can't or won't. I will however as always offer my BitCoin address for anyone who'd like to donate, donations will go to Opportunity Village( Donate/Tip with BitCoin to the PiCAST Project!http://www.opportunityvillage.org).
BitCoin Address: 16b3QAFmjrh4yzHjLw7jAKG5AnV8WVXdCK
No BitCoin? PayPal: email@example.com
- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DONATE. THIS IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL, THIS WILL ALWAYS REMAIN FREE!
PLEASE READ THE LICENSE FILE BEFORE READING ANY CODE, DOWNLOADING CODE, STORING CODE, SHARING CODE, AND USING THE CODE.
GET THE OLD RELEASE BY GOING THE THE "OLD" BRANCH.
**** SETUP NEEDED (BETA) ****
Simply manually download installer.sh (or do as seen below), open a Terminal and type:
chmod +x installer.sh
The first thing you would need? Is a copy of cryptcat ( CAST FROM WINDOWS/OSX/LINUXhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/cryptcat).
Once you've downloaded, installed and have cryptcat on your system, the process is VERY easy.
1). Open a terminal/console (Windows: CMD in Run will work).
2). Decide will you be sending Video, Audio, etc? Say Video, perform this:
pic_ytvideo URL/VIDEO | cryptcat PiCAST_IP 8882 -k Password-You-Created
- NOTE: YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE ANY "< OR >" IN YOUR COMMAND LINE UNLESS NEEDED.
1). Send video from YouTube CAST OPTIONS
pic_ytvideo URL/VIDEO (replace w/YOUTUBE VIDEO ID OR URL).
2). Send audio from YouTube
pic_ytmusic URL/VIDEO (replace w/YOUTUBE VIDEO ID OR URL).
3). Send website to Midori
See Howto Download, Setup, Run/CAST the latest PiCAST (Troubleshooting included)
Visit the YouTube Page: http://youtu.be/Wwr201XHDME
Looking to manually setup PiCAST 2.x? Look at the Manual (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!) by visiting: Manual PiCAST 2.0 Setup
*** Manual Not Completed as of 12/31/13 2:23PM PDT.