Can the Wii play DVD's?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by fearman911, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. fearman911
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    Hey i was looking about buying a Wii, but im thinking about a xbox 360 too. I was just wondering if the Wii could play DVD's as in videos... and can it support xvid and other things natively... or can it be done through a modchip? It's really my selling point right now xD
     


  2. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    No.

    It was designed as a games machine only, not as a multimedia device.

    You can dick around with various things to get media to play on it, but you are limited to either what you can fit on an SD card, or stream from your PC.
     
  3. vertabray

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    Sorta but I wouldn't bother, buy a cheap dvd player

    MFE Disc Creator 1.1
    From the Release notes:

    Here is an updated version of the MFE bootable disc creator. It uses the new DVD-capable MFE version that Symbiote.org released. The advantage of using this creator is that it uses a firmware 3.0 compatible disc header and it allows you to fill the disc with .divx, .mp3, .mpg etc.

    I didn’t compile the bootloader for this one like I did with last one and I didn’t create MFE in the first place. I’ve just made the disc creation a bit more userfriendly. All credits goes the original authors whoever they may be.

    Also keep in mind that there have been speculations about that using your Wii to watch DVD movies may wear out your laser.
     
  4. UchihaItachi

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    Wii is a gaming machine. Xbox 360 and PS3 are both gaming machine and multimedia devices. Choose what you want.
     
  5. ganons

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    can the mfe player be loaded of sd now?
     
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    rasputin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yeh i watched a couple of avi "battlestar craptaculars" tonight with it
     
  8. Lumstar

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    Only with modding.

    Wii does indeed have a DVD drive. However, it lacks the software to play DVDs and legit Nintendo-approved games are not actual DVDs.
     
  9. dhh93

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    sweet, does it play regular dvds?
     
  10. Chosen_One

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    not regular just dvds with the size of 2.4 gb i think
    it's limited because the console runs in gc mode
     
  11. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    just get the 360

    You can play games, with much better quality titles...gta4 in 2 weeks! You can play pretty much any title online which has a gr8 community, you've got xbox live arcade which is quality, achievement points which makes the games more intresting once youve completed them. Also you can play dvd movies and you can stream them from you're desktop.
     
  12. Hit

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    You are joking right?
    At the moment it would be a terrible dessision to get a 360, It costs way to much(If you calculate the optional required HDDVD player)
    If you don't want a Wii get PS3, but 360 is just a waste of money
     
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    what? How do they cost too much? They're the same price as the wii or there abouts. You can get one with a free game for £199.99. Plus why would you buy the hd dvd addon? It'd be pointless.

    I'm not gunna argue but saying a 360 cost too much then saying its a waste of money get the ps3 is silly. The 360 currently is a much better console to get and the price tag attached justifies getting one.
     
  14. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    it is not required, the HD DVD format has died.

    The 360 isn't a waste of money. Only £200 for the the pro. The 360 has a better choice of games and a better online.
     
  15. Hit

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    The 360 is badder then a normal PC, I can play better games on my Computer then what I have seen for the 360
     
  16. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No one introduced the PC in the birth life of the topic, don't introduce it now.

    We are talking about the wii, ps3 and 360.

    In fact, lets just get back on to the topic.

    No: the wii can't play dvd's. End off

    Lock?
     
  17. jaxxster

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    Ok...wow, thanks for that input there....well if the original poster can find a pc that plays games better than a 360 does for £200 then i guess thats his answer...but seeing as thats gunna be impossible thanks for the worthless input.
     
  18. Vater Unser

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    Ugh, so much fanboy bullshitting in one thread, it'll take a while to top that [​IMG]

    (the "optional required HDDVD player" part cracked me up [​IMG] )
     
  19. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yeah i pissed myself laughing at that part to.
     
  20. Lumstar

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    If you just care about DVDs primarily, get a new or used PS2 of any model. That'll do well enough (unless you've got an HDTV and high-end HDMI capable audio system).