Homebrew to read DVD

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  1. Shuny
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    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for an homebrew that can read DVD. I know there is tons of thread requesting this type of app, but as far as I know, everybody wanted a DVD reader homebrew WITH Wiimote support.

    I don't care about Wii support, a gamecube homebrew would be great too

    Thanks you,

    Shuny
     


  2. AvEnGeR-X

    AvEnGeR-X Advanced Member

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    Do you mean, a Modchiped Wii reading a DVD?
    Non-modchipped wii's cannot read dvd's full stop for now. (at the moment, homebrew on the Wii doesn't enable playing burned/iso's of games).
     
  3. Shuny
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    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Yep, I have a modchip and I don't care about having a channel or Wiimote support [​IMG]

    Does it exists ?
     
  4. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    all emulators have DVD rom loading support in GC mode since the beginning

    you are looking for a homebrew that can read from dvd, but what do you want to read ?
     
  5. Lumstar

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    No. A Wii without a modchip currently won't read DVD R/RW discs for any purpose. Not music, photos, movies, data, games, or anything else.
     
  6. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    certainly... but the guy HAS a modchip installed
    and yes, a chipped Wii can read dvd-r in GC mode, this has been done for ages
     
  7. mkoo

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    I belive what he meant was DVD Video not DVDs in general.
     
  8. christicehurst

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    So how does the DVD-r get read then? I put a DVD in and the Wii said a "WTF" sign to me
     
  9. Shuny
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    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    When I said a DVD, I was talking about the Lords of Rings for example [​IMG]
     
  10. zant

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    well, since you're modded, try this:

    Code:
    http://wii.softwareheadlines.com/modules/planet/view.article.php/26095
     
  11. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    since you can read DVD sectors, everything could be theorically done (from reading/displaying the DVD menu to playing DVD video & audio files) since it just a matter of having the software (i.e code) to do this and obviously to know the file formats specification (and I think this is where legal issues are coming up)

    I imagine starting from scratch is a too much painful work, if there was some good opensource dvd players, maybe they could be ported
     
  12. manias

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    it exists from the gamecube days I believe? But it's supposed to be very bad for the laser
     
  13. Jacobeian

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    http://freshmeat.net/projects/libdvdread/

    someone should try to port this under libogc

    the DVD player from team Symbiote is still on alpha stage an probably got abandonned
    last time I tried, the framerate was awful, the gamecube being not powerful enough to do the video decoding/encoding in real time
     
  14. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    Probably going to sound like a noob for saying this, but surely some low-level work arounds could be put into code to bypass the protection? Or isn't there enough documentation on the programming languages for Wii to actually pull this off?

    EDIT: What does the Wii even use? C++?
     
  15. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    what protection are you talking about ? dvd can be read in gamecube mode,period
    it's just a matter of coding the application

    the Wii use a Power PC microprocessor
    developpers (homebrew or official ones) are using development kits to produce PowerPC executable (.dol files) and are coding in C/C++ or PowerPC assembly
     
  16. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    just get a dvd player if you want to play movies so badly, they ain't that expensive!
     
  17. BigX

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    over there
    Any Processor uses some kind of machine language.
    C++ is a programming language.
    To turn c++ code into executable machine code you'll need a compiler.

    For any advancing questions to software development, you'll have to invest some time studying ;-)
     
  18. denzil

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    Without a modified IOS, which is still far from a reality, there's no possible way of coding a DVD player (or anything that accesses regular DVD data for that matter) in Wii mode.
     
  19. Shuny
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    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Yes but I really don't care about reading my DVD with a Gamecube Homebrew, That's the point of this thread : Everybody says that an homebrew to read DVD-Video on Wii mode doesn't exist, but on Gamecube mode ?

    Symbiote release seems buggy [​IMG]
     
  20. jesterscourt

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    With the costs of decent DVD players being under $20 on places like Amazon, and even cheaper locally (seriously, there is a Coby one that you can switch to be region free, I have bought two) it can't be good for the laser in the Wii to be constantly running reading the data. $250 to replace your Wii vs. $20 for a DVD player... it just makes sense to get a separate component, in all honesty. No one's home entertainment system is that crowded that they cant fit a smaller DVD player right beside/under the Wii