Burning Movies for the wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Metathesis, May 1, 2009.

  1. Metathesis

    Metathesis Newbie

    May 1, 2009
    United States
    Hi, I'm new here

    I have a question that I can't seem to find on google or anything... yes, I've done my searching

    Everyone talks about burning backup games to DVDs, and how the wii tends to be picky. I only have DVD+Rs and my backups won't work... they always get read errors and it asks me to consult the help manual, etc. I've changed the booktype to DVD-ROM, but that hasn't worked...

    But that's not the point. The thing is I want to use my wii as a DVD player because it's convieniently hooked up to my big TV... but will that work? Is the wii more lenient towards disc errors in movies rather games? Or will it also give me a read error and not play at all?

    Also, the wii CAN read DVD+Rs when playing movies, right? Will MPlayer be able to play the movie? And importantly, do I still need to change the booktype to -ROM???

    Thanks if anyone can answer these questions
  2. UranusKiller

    UranusKiller TranceMaster

    Feb 9, 2009
    Redcar, England, UK.
    yes of course still needs booktype setting.
  3. afnuke

    afnuke GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    United States
    Tornado Alley
    I have about 80 disc with various stuff for the wii............there are 7 brands of different dvd's, and they consist of backups, dvd movies, and avi data disc. They are -r AND +r I pretty sure that its not the wii...........its the burner. I have a burner thats in a dell and only a month old. I burn everything at 4X just in case, but 3 I tried at 8X and they work fine too. And this all has been tested on two different Wii's ...one old, one new.
  4. roku93

    roku93 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 28, 2009
    I'd suggest getting a bigger thumbdrive, eg. 8Gb or 16Gb to store your movies. Transfering movies is a lot easier than burning DVD's. Especially if you're having trouble with DVD's.
  5. maduin

    maduin GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    yeah, just install the homebrew channel, install geexbox or mplayer-ce and hook up a USB drive and load it ful of .avi's. Much easier than burning discs and always having to swap out discs. my USB HDD is loaded with TV shows and movies that I play through my wii, only ever needing to disconnect the HDD to load on more software.
  6. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
    Softmodded wii's can only use DVD-R's and hardmod can use both.
  7. DarkCamui

    DarkCamui GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 30, 2005
    Hah I would never ever use the Wii for playing my media due to it's only 480P which means bye bye HD.
  8. clonesniper666

    clonesniper666 KRII LUN AUS

    Jul 31, 2007
    United States
    The Great Underworld Warzone
    Wrong a softmodded wii can use both + and - r discs, but for +r the format needs to be changed.
  9. m-p{3}

    m-p{3} GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    Montreal QC, Canada
    Which doesn't matter to me with my old CRT TV. Mplayer-CE and shared folder for me.