Blu-ray in rednand?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by raphamotta, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. raphamotta
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    Since we already have rednand do you think it's possible to burn WUDs (or backup our WiiU disks) in Blu-ray disks and play into rednand, or even play movies using homebrew?
     
  2. SomeGamer

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    No.
     
  3. thekarter104

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    Pretty sure playing videos and listening to music is possible with homebrew. Not with discs though.
     
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    Yep, just the Blu-ray part isn't possible. Movie playback sounds quite feasible.
     
  5. KiiWii

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    A kodi port would be the nuts.
     
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    actually north korea. please send help
    Part of the issue, I believe, is the fact that the Wii U's disc drive spins backwards, and, unlike the disc drives in the older Wiis, can't spin in the normal direction that other disc players do.
     
  7. xtheman

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    Also why burn to disc? Doesn't that kill the lazer faster
     
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    What, really? Got a source? I'd definitely read up on this!
     
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    actually north korea. please send help
    I don't have an actual source, it's just what I've heard from others, and it'd make sense since the Wii was the same way.
     
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    And a source for Wii? All I could Google is just pure speculation.
     
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    When will people understand that Homebrew doesn't mean fucking magic.
     
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    To most people the fact that homebrew exist is magic
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the only reason the original Wii was capable of DVD playback was because Nintendo initially planned to make said DVD playback an official feature. Of course, that never happened, however the playback capabilities were still left inside the Wii, so all that was needed was a homebrew which would unlock those "hidden" features. (MPlayer CE)

    It seems very unlikely that Nintendo had planned for the Wii U to have any Blu-Ray playback capabilities, as I think I remember them saying about how people already have a Blu-Ray player in their homes so there wouldn't be much use in adding in such a feature into the Wii U anyway. So they simply never added such functionality into the DVD drive during its manufacturing stage.

    And that is probably the near-full reason why we may never see a Blu-Ray player homebrew for the Wii U. ;)
     
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    LOL no it doesn't and Wii didn't either, this info has been going around since Gamecube and it's just pure wrong.
    Both Wii and GC could play disc backups with a loader first, I would imagine that Wii U would be the same however, Wii used DVD9 tech and WiiU uses a custom dye bluray hybrid, so technically they aren't actually blu-ray.
     
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    IF that is true, then how the Wii was able to read Gamecube discs? Google is telling me that gamecube-spins-backward thing is fake.

    USB Bluray readers, they are getting cheaper.:teach:
     
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    They don't spin backward what they actually do is read the disk from the outside track first where as conventional dvd/bluRay players read the disk from the inside track outwards
     
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    Just to add, found on google that with certain software (Rawdump 2.1) and some brands/models of drives you can dump Gamecube/Wii games on the PC.
    Maybe the console drive is still able to read normal discs if this is just a customized Nintendo feature that normal drives don't have....