Any Wii media players play off NTFS Hard Drives?

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Sep 23, 2008
  1. Rebound
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    Are there any?
     
  2. Jax

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    I think Geexbox does.
     
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    i think it probably doesn't...

    pretty sure the USB support on wii only currently handles FAT/FAT32
     
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    When you create threads regarding media players, you might want to specify which media you're talking about, since music files are far more supported than video files.

    I have to agree with OSW tho, I am pretty sure that the wii can currently only read off of "some" FAT/FAT32 formatted HDDs.
     
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    I don`t know what NTFS is but I`m using GeeXbox with an 1TB HDD for quiet some time now and it plays movies without problem...

    But the mplayer doesn`t recognise the HDD but a memory-stick is recognised by it as well.
     
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    I have a bunch of external drives all formatted to NTFS, they work fine in Geexbox.
     
  7. OSW

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    my bad then, i learn something new every day. thanks for correcting me buddies [​IMG]

    althought http://wiibrew.org/wiki/GeeXboX does say:
    USB storage (flash disks, card readers, external enclosures, etc. Supports reading of nearly all major *nix/Win/Mac partition types and writing the majority of them except NTFS/UFS)

    maybe needs correcting..
     
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    NTFS is a Microsoft File System, thus closed source, so it took AGES to reverse engineer an library that was capable of writing/reading to it using alternative operating systems (ex Linux)
     
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    I'm just happy they did, now I can hook up an huge external hd and play videos.
     
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    I took that to mean that it will read NTFS but not write it.
     
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    He is right. It's fairly common for software to support reading but not writing to NTFS. You can find applications that do it but the chance of corruption is too great.
     
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    reading is all we need
     

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