General Info about the Launchers, DVDx, and DVD Playback

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  1. noobwarrior7
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    probably more to come...
    for your reading:

    MPlayerDVD (only one version currently available) [as well as various other DVD-enabled homebrew]
    -Uses: "Normal" DVDx install for unchipped, OR PatchMii install (with Patchmii already installed, of course, as IOS254) for chippers.

    OLD leaked Waninkoko loader/WiiGator 0.1 Launcher
    -Uses: "Advanced" DVDx install pointed at IOS249 (where cIOSrev5 should be installed before that point) [incompatible with MPlayerDVD for that reason]

    NEWER WiiGator 0.3b Launcher
    -Uses: no DVDx install at all (because cIOS rev6 has a custom DI module)

    NEWEST WiiGator 0.3g Launcher
    -Uses: no DVDx install at all (because cIOS rev7 has a custom DI plugin)

    More:

    SoftChip r62 is just the applauncher, the SoftChip team have not yet released their own cIOS, so the app runs off of cIOSrev7, and requires no installer. WiiPower has made a modified version of a cIOSrev7 installer, which will install a slightly modified cIOSrev7 to several different IOS placeholders...this is relevant to softchip only because SoftChip is the only applauncher that allows you to select which IOS to use, so if you install your special cIOS wiipower made to say...234, SoftChip is the only applauncher that can run off that without completely recompiling the program.

    Even more:

    expanding on applaunchers vs. cIOS files....

    the "launchers" themselves are basically dependent on the cIOS, because that is "Custom System Files"
    so with each launcher setup, you're going to have the applauncher (aka: .dol or "Channel" wad)
    and the cIOS (installed via an installer, or through wads in my pack)

    it's a 2-part deal.

    softchip simply decided to start with a good applauncher and worry about making their cIOS later,
    so for now, it can basically only perform as good as the cIOSrev7 allows it to, which is the same gamma uses.
     
  2. ether2802

    Former Staff ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    Don't worry people is going to keep asking for error 324 and 002, and their burning media/speed/writer, this will never touch the surfice and it will never be search, but thanks for having something to read...!!! XD
     
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    great work bro , this will be added to the ultimate installer v3 , if you don't mind [​IMG]
     
  4. noobwarrior7
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    its all good, thats fine of course.
     
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    keep this on front page for the noobs [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe its an stupid question but for what is there the Wiki?
     
  7. shinygerbil

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    Useful handy information, thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    a wiki is for people who search , and those about %2 of the viewers , and this thread made for the people who read posts headers and those are about %8 , and the next 100000 posts asking about this issue and that issue with media or burner or speed or brand name are from the rest %90 , enjoy [​IMG]
     
  9. Logan

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    Hey noob in your easy guide you give us the option to install DVDx. I downgraded to 3.2E today and installed DVDx. It installed fine. However nothing appears in my menu, should a DVDx channel appear? Cheers [​IMG]
     
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    No it's a hidden feature......that's why you then use MplayerDVDLIB or MPlayerWii for data dvds
     
  11. Logan

    Member Logan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ok thanks. But 'data DVDs'? What do you mean by that? Is it not possible to watch a 'shop bought' DVD movie?
     
  12. Stonk

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    Not be an ass but although the Gamma loader makes it sound like it is version 0.3g it actually is 0.3c [​IMG]
    (Gamma is "c" in the greek alphabet)

    Could you please update your OP?

    Thanks!
     
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    well i believe that would be an ass comment
     
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    Don't bump old threads
     
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    I told you, this will never stay a float on surfice...!!! [​IMG]
     

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