View my own video collection using Google Chrome Chromecast
Posted on 2014-09-03
I love Google Chromecast because anything I can see on the browser, I can stream to my TV. Of course this is a great achievement, but not all my content is on the web, and I'm not a web programmer/designer so I don't know how to get my own content into Chrome for streaming.
I have a folder (f:\media\video) in which I store my video files of various formats, including AVI, MP4, MPEG, FLV, WMV, and iPhone videos .MOV, and possibly a few other types.
I don't want to upload them to the Internet for many reasons, some obvious like file sizes being so huge, and more subtle reasons like personal content, exposure of my friends without their consent and release, etc. So I'm saying this would need to be a home intranet, or a local HTML file on my computer viewable in Google Chrome specifically.
The requirements in short are:
1. The web page must reside entirely on my computer. No portion shall need internet access
2. The web page would need code to display each video filename dynamically as a hyperlink or thumbnail if it resides in the media folder, wherein the video listing on the web page would change as I modify the contents of the folder on the local computer
3. The web page would need code to play each video embedded in the browser when its hyperlink/thumbnail is clicked
4. The web page, including the dynamic file listing and embedded playback must work in Google Chrome, so I can Chromecast it.
Can this be done? Thanks Experts!