Best Wii media player?

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Oct 21, 2008

Best Wii media player? by shurf at 11:16 PM (43,109 Views / 0 Likes) 51 Comments

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    shurf New Member

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    Hi.

    I've read about a few different media player apps for the Wii. Can anyone recommend which one is best? I'm currently using Mplayer but it has no gui whatsoever. I don't really mind, but if there's a better one, I certainly wouldn't hesitate to switch to it.


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    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    There's a media player other than Mplayer?
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    geexbox

    can read usb fat ans ntfs and sd card.

    support divx, xvid and normal crap.
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    Midna Banned!

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    Well said. GeexBox is the best. period. check it out here http://wiibrew.org/wiki/GeeXboX
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    GeeXboX cause it reads my NTFS hard disk.
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    But doesnt Geexbox need a usb keyboard to do anything....? or am i just thinking of an older version?
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    No, you can use the Wiimote on GeeXboX.
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    yep... i just checked on wiibrew and it say the keyboard is optional, but i swear a while back it was required
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    Geexbox sounds good, and I especially like the fact that it can play RMVB.

    But everytime I try to load it, the progress bar on the splash screen just stops at a certain point. It basically freezes and I couldn't get it to work.


    Thanks for the suggestions anyway. I'll try to find a working version of it.
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    For music, Dragon Media Player.
    For SD/USB video, between MPlayerWii and GeeXboX.
    For DVD, MPlayer (DVD version)

    MPlayerWii has the best USB reading speeds.
    GeeXboX has other advantages (better USB device compatability?, visualisations, gui etc)
    The other MPlayer is the only once capable of DVD playback atm. It also plays video from SD card decently, but not as well as the other two.

    Unfortunately i haven't seen any image viewing hombrew available for wii yet. have i missed anything (at least i'm pretty sure the ones mentioned in this topic don't display images)
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Version alpha3 and 4 and known to often crash on loading, alpha2 works perfectly. Try that.
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    Thank you! Alpha 2 works great. [IMG]

    I'm going to stick with Geexbox. Its pretty awesome.
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    Awesome, I didn't know GeeXBoX could play RMVB...

    +1 for GeeXBoX, been tops for me so far.
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    Just to confirm OSW's statement, MPlayer is the only one with DVD playback?

    Also, if a download a movie in say xvid format GeexBox will play it?

    EDIT: After doing some reading, it looks like MPlayerWii looks it may be better for playing video files than Geexbox. I use MPlayer on my computer as it's the only player that correctly plays .mkv's(hd movies) for me. So if this port performs anything as close to the pc player then I'll be happy.

    One more thing, WiiBrew on the MPlayer DVD-playback lists that playback can be pretty buggy. Anyone that has used this, have you have had any trouble with playback? Or would it just be better to use a dedicated dvd player, or any other console(360, ps2, etc)?

    Thanks.
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    Yes, MPlayer (dvdlib version) is the only one that has dvd playback support.

    GeeXboX supports All audio/video formats supported by MPlayer (yes, rmvb included), with the exception of WMV9 audio (copied from wiibrew.org) - So yes it should play Xvid but I have not tried GeeXboX yet, so correct me if im wrong..

    I have tried MPlayer (dvdlib version) to play multiple dvd's, other than it taking a while to get them started, it has no problem playing them!

    I personally use MPlayer for dvds and DragonMediaPlayer for music, still yet to try GeeXboX but maybe wait for the next release before I do..

    Hope that helps!
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    iirc i was having troubles with the latest geexbox loading. then i moved all my vids and put them in a folder instead of having the vids on the root of my card ^^ worked perfectly fine after that
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    That does help. Thank you Mii. It's nice to know that MPlayer has no problem playing DVD's.

    EDIT: Yep, you're right, MPlayer does seem to play DVD's just fine. That's pretty cool. And MPlayerWii plays movies just fine(only tried xvid's so far). Hopefully it will play the x264 format, as movies in this format look a lot better than xvid.
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    I can't get Mplayer to read DVDs I downloaded it from the homebrew browser or whatever it's called, when I select play DVD it just stops there, if I press home I see some messages saying cant real bla bla and goes back to HBC. Help?
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    Hellfire have you installed the dvdx stub? (if you dont have a mod chip thats all you need) and if you do you need to install the patchMii 1st as well. i did both of these and dvds now work. in regards to geekbox mine was also freezing loading the app near the end of the bar progress, i read a suggestion to change the sd card to read only with the little switch, and it loaded fine after that. i might however give alpha 2 a try now.
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    No, I read about those but I really didn't understand what I'm supposed to do or how to install them. I'm really a noob at these things. I have a WiiKey, but I have HBC as well. Do I just, put the patchmii in a folder rename it into boot.dol run it, then the same with dvdx?

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