Chromecast with Google TV

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  1. brotony

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    I don't cast much from PC but did notice the casting button seemed hidden until I went full screen on my PC.

    I'm not comprehending what your casting problem actually is, so I mentioned that. And I'm not having casting issues to mention, though I mostly cast from my phone. Works well here.

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  2. pauliepaul

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    Well I was able to format my external 500GB SSD to FAT32 under windows (command prompt and partition magic) successfully, copied a few files over, eject and hooked up to the chromecast; which after 15 seconds caused it to freeze, restart and reboot every 10 seconds or so. Had to remove drive and unplug the power adapter for it to successfully boot up. So, there goes that option, any suggestions? Has anyone been successful with a smaller sized external drive?
     
  3. Niners

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    Walnut...
    I've used a 1TB G Technology GDrive drive and Samsung T5 500GB SSD drive with no issues.

    What model of USB C hub are you using and how many watts is the charger that is powering the USB C hub? It could be that your hub is under powered when the drive is connected so you may want to try a charger with more watts.
     
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  5. pauliepaul

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    J5Create hub and the original chromecast charger, I didn't even think of that being a factor (duh) so I will search for a higher wattage one on Amazon later, if you can link to one you recommend much appreciated.
     
  6. Niners

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    Walnut...
    Yeah the drive is likely not working because the stock charger is only 7.5 watts and is under powered when the drive is attached to the hub. If you have a 18W phone charger you can try to power the hub with a higher wattage charger to confirm the drivce works.

    A good deal onn a charger on sale for Cyber Monday for $11.49 is this dual port 60 watt USB C and 18 watt USB A charger which includes a 6.6 ft USB C to USB C cable.
     
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  7. pauliepaul

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    I borrowed a j5create 8A (2.4A MAX) 5 port USB hub from a friend; still does the freeze, constant reboot until the drive is removed and power is disconnected, also tried a phone charger; ruled out wattage issue. Before I try to reformat again, are you using FAT32 if so what did you use to format the drive?
     
  8. Niners

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    Walnut...
    Drives were formatted to FAT32 using a Windows "Guiformat" tool from Ridgecorp.
    This free tool can be downloaded from Ridgecrop Consultants Ltd

    btw is the hub you are using working for other peripherals and wired networking with an embedded ethernet port? Please link to the specific version of the hub you are using.
     
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  9. pauliepaul

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    Ah, sweet that did the trick (GUI Format32) J5 Create JUP50 for power and J5 USB Hub. I did order the 78watt strip you recommended long before I figured out the issue was with formatting, I'm sure I'll find a use for it. Thanks so much! Now the fun begins moving ~450GB of data from my laptop and 2 external drives back to the SSD minus the files over 4GB.
     
  10. Niners

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    Walnut...
    Glad to hear that using the Ridegcorp FAT32 formatting tool resolved your issue.

    Btw I’ve posted on some models of USB C hubs that I have tested and work with the CCGTV on this other thread - see post 445:
    Sabrina could be a better option.

    There are a couple hubs currently available in the $20 range with embedded Ethernet and also one currently on sale for $10 without embedded Ethernet.
     
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    BillyClyde

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    I miss the good ol’ days when TiVo was actually relevant.
     
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    Alex_7

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    I caved in and preordered one
     
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    Alex_7

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    I guess I am not very DIY when it comes to remotes..
    The chromecast is a slippery bar of soap, propbably the worst remote I've own compared to the tivo, firestick, roku remotes.
     

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