libcast is an open source implementation of the Cast protocol supporting Cast applications and streaming to Cast-compatible devices.
To run the standalone sender and receivers together, first you need to install the following dependencies: FFMPEG, LibVPX, LibOpus, LibSDL2, as well as their headers (frequently in a separate -dev package). From here, you just need a video to use with the cast_sender, as the cast_receiver can generate a self-signed certificate and private key for each session. You can also generate your own RSA private key and either create or have the receiver automatically create a self signed certificate with that key. If the receiver generates a root certificate, it will print out the location of that certificate to stdout.
Note that we assume that the private key is a PEM-encoded RSA private key, and the certificate is X509 PEM-encoded. The certificate must also have the CA bit set in the basic constraints. The easiest way to test with a key and certificate is to use ones generated by the cast_receiver standalone application.
The easiest way to generate a private key and certificate is to just run the cast_receiver with
-g, and both should be written out to files:
$ /path/to/out/Default/cast_receiver -g [INFO:../../cast/receiver/channel/static_credentials.cc(161):T0] Generated new private key for session: ./generated_root_cast_receiver.key [INFO:../../cast/receiver/channel/static_credentials.cc(169):T0] Generated new root certificate for session: ./generated_root_cast_receiver.crt
These generated credentials can be passed in to start a session, e.g.
./out/Default/cast_receiver -d generated_root_cast_receiver.crt -p generated_root_cast_receiver.key lo0 -x
And then passed to the cast sender to connect and start a streaming session:
$ ./out/Default/cast_sender -d generated_root_cast_receiver.crt ~/video-1080-mp4.mp4
When running on Mac OS X, also pass the
-x flag to the cast receiver to disable DNS-SD/mDNS, since Open Screen does not currently integrate with Bonjour.
When connecting to a receiver that's not running on the loopback interface (typically
lo0), pass the
-r <receiver IP endpoint> flag to the