I have tried to make my Raspberry behave like a Chromecast, following tutorials like this one: Raspberry Pi Chromecast Alternative using Raspicast

There are lot of other tutorials, but they have all the same steps, basically install omxplayer/omxiv on Raspberry, enable SSH, and download Raspicast.

I have followed those steps, but when I try to cast a video or an image via the application, nothing happens.

My Raspberry is a Raspberry 4, running on Raspbian, connected to network with Wi-Fi.

SHH work well, as I can connect to Raspberry with Putty.

What can I do to debug this?

  • Check the logs in folder /var/log or look for the omxplayer.log and check it out.
    – MatsK
    Feb 16, 2020 at 19:01
  • I can't find any logs...
    – Marko
    Feb 17, 2020 at 17:45

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As I checked about this a couple months ago, omxiv source files are destined for Raspberry Pi 2 firmware which comes with ilclient binary, needed to compile omxiv.

I handled to make a fresh firmware install on a Raspberry Pi 2, and the problem now comes from Raspicast application, which seems not been maintained and YouTube links are not been sent in a way omxiv can handle them anymore.

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