Can MPlayer load data disks?

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  1. SquareWheel
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    I've never used the Wii as a DVD reader before, and I tried to load some TV shows I have on a DVD, although I couldn't get it to mount. I installed DVDx when using BootMii on the Wii, and I installed MPlayer CE v0.75 (v0.76 wouldn't load).

    Is the reason it wouldn't mount because I need to install a cIOS, or can MPlayer not load data disks?
     
  2. boondoklife

    boondoklife GBAtemp Regular

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    MPlayer-CE is perfectly able to load data discs, just look around the menu for it maybe under open. I hacked up my menu to only show what I want and am far too stoned to try to figure out where. But do be assured it can play from data DVD's
     
  3. SquareWheel
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    Alright, thanks. It said it couldn't mount the disk, so I figure I may have to patch an IOS.
     
  4. Crass

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    No need to fiddle with the IOS's, just make sure DVDx is installed via the bootmii installer.
    Then burn ur .avi files or whatever to a dvd-r. Open the latest version of mplayer ce, go to open>file>wii dvd.
     
  5. KiiWii

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    It depends on your Wii. D3-2 drives will never read DVD's FYI.
     
  6. SquareWheel
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    This Wii was bought in December of 2009, would that be a D3-2 drive?
     
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    most likely yes
     
  8. SquareWheel
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    Well, poo. When I got this Wii I expected it to play DVDs without customization. Hell, the PS2 can.

    Thanks for the help. I suppose I'll uninstall DVDx, if I can.
     
  9. Dante Wolfe

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    DVDx is useful if you get into the homebrew scene. It's worth keeping around [​IMG]