DVD Player for the Wii

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Aug 13, 2008

DVD Player for the Wii by granville at 11:52 PM (2,230 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. granville
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    I can't really say much about this as I don't have a Wii (yet at least). This is a homebrew app that allows you to play real DVD movies on you Wii without modding it:

    http://hackmii.com/2008/08/libdi-and-the-dvdx-installer/

    I don't have any helpful info, but I'm just passing on the news. And it DOES let you put real DVD disks into your Wii and play them. It's supposed to be hard to set up though.
     
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    You can now watch dvd on your wii with no mod chip

    From nintendowiifanboy.com

    Guide on how to play dvd on wii
     
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    You are late. This has already been posted..
     
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    Thanks and sorry, i almost made it, i have a video coming up soon.
     
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    Sorry about that. You'd know better about it anyways! [​IMG]
     
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    Sweet gonna try it later.
     
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    Its Simple
     
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    I'd rather not accelerate the burning out of my Wii DVD drive laser, especially since XBMC is probably a much better solution right now (granted you have an Xbox), but it's nice to see the development of Wii homebrew staying strong.

    However, in 2 months the XBMC team is releasing a stable release of XBMC, codenamed 'Atlantis'. XBMC Atlantis will be released on Linux, Mac, Windows and Xbox simultaneously.

    Adding a capability to the Wii that was not available prior is still always welcome in my book [​IMG] I am happy for all the people that will take full advantage of this because I know it is something that has been wanted since the system was released.
     
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    It doesn't burn out the DVD laser..
     
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    I dunno, most of what I have heard is that the Wii DVD drive is not really meant to constantly read discs for a prolonged period of time, although I have no actual proof (most of what you read on the Internet is just opinion / assumption anyway).

    I do have a handful of friends that have had disc reading errors with their Wiis that resulted in them having to send in their systems for repairs. These things happen, however it seems strange that they never included this feature from the beginning if the drive can obviously physically read movie DVDs (according to this piece of homebrew software).

    Then again, I guess it would have made no economic sense for them to have manufactured a special DVD drive that would likely cost more for Nintendo and perform worse than one you could pick up at Walmart. I guess they were just looking for ways to cut down the cost of the system, and avoiding paying royalties by adding DVD playback would definitely do that.
     
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    The system is neither licensed or certified to play DVDs. Therefore, Nintendo legally cannot add DVD playback to the current Wii model. Even if capable from a technical viewpoint.
     
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    they could definitely add it if they wanted to but they're not since all they've done is just stay away from anything media related on the wii, why I don't know its just plain rediculus
     
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    The current model Wii is capable, but Nintendo can't legally add it. Due to licensing issues.
     
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    So its too late for us to have an "official" Wii DVD Player?
     
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    Not if Nintendo decides to release a new model of the system.
     

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