How to use my WII play the "mkv" format movie ?

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  1. supermoviefan
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    I'm a movie super fan.but in summer my old PC often reports errors even when i watching movies...
    so it will be nice if i can use my wii to play the movies that i download from internet. these movies are not "full hd",they are usually about 2GB if the movie length about 2 hours.
    please tell me wich witch software i can do this, appreciate!!
     
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    I got WiiMC last night and its in my own personal experience a lot better than MPlayer. I find MPlayer is a bit glitchy but WiiMC has a nice interface and plays nearly every format.
     
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    Wiimc has trouble picking up USB
     
  5. supermoviefan
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    thank you all very much.i tested WIIMC,i found it's a really nice player,it can play the "mkv" format movie that i put in the SD card,but the movie played a little slow, and i didnt find the function that load movies from the USB device.if WIIMC fix these 2 problems ,it will be the perfect media player on wii.
     
  6. bosman

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    The Wii doesn't have the CPU to play 720p MKV's.... It will never be able to do it.
     
  7. Pippin666

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    "MKV" is just a container, just like a zip file. The problem is H264 codec mostly used in MKV. 720p DIVX plays just fine. But since it's useless, I re-encode them myself to H263 480p and they play just freakingly fine.

    Pip'
     
  8. oliverbomb

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    Where do you encode it with? I need this too =/ Been using SUPER... but eh.. I'm not so good at setting the settings and keeps failing -.-
     
  9. luckwii

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    Have you tried using VLC media player on the PC? It is a free software, and runs almost anything. It has a lot of options in the settings too. I know you are trying to get movies working on the Wii, but maybe this will help you for the ones that won't work on the Wii.
     
  10. ?EYEHATE?

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    youre an idiot, i play them all the time. Go troll elsewhere. Alo wiimc is very buggy, and is picky about resolutions. It pisses me off to the point where i always go back to mplayer ce.
     
  11. bosman

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    I'm clapping my hands for, you dumb S.O.B. You must be very proud of yourself.
     
  12. oliverbomb

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    I'm still wondering about where to encode with, and which settings to make it Wii Comptibale.

    I don't need HD-Content... I just want to watch it on my 32 inch TV.... with a Wii....
    I don't want to buy a HD player / thing for that, just need to convert MKV to AVI / 700 x 400? resolution?
    When I do this, SUPER (converter) makes the subtitles fall off [​IMG] / It cuts the lower screen [​IMG]

    Anyone got suggestions =/ darn I was hoping someone would have answered instead of arguing about being idiots, and stuff,
    and that guy obviously doesn't get it. 720P avi files play FINE. 1080p AVI / MKV does NOT Play. 720p MKV does niet play..... 400P AVI does NOT play.
    etc.

    MKV is a bug of WiiMc.
     
  13. Tanas

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    So you dont mind watching movies in slow motion then?
     
  14. oliverbomb

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    He probally doesn't care, anybody read this:

    I'm still wondering about where to encode with, and which settings to make it Wii Comptibale.

    I don't need HD-Content... I just want to watch it on my 32 inch TV.... with a Wii....
    I don't want to buy a HD player / thing for that, just need to convert MKV to AVI / 700 x 400? resolution?
    When I do this, SUPER (converter) makes the subtitles fall off frown.gif / It cuts the lower screen frown.gif

    Anyone got suggestions =/ darn I was hoping someone would have answered instead of arguing about being idiots, and stuff,
    and that guy obviously doesn't get it. 720P avi files play FINE. 1080p AVI / MKV does NOT Play. 720p MKV does niet play..... 400P AVI does NOT play.
    etc.


    MKV is a bug of WiiMc.
     
  15. oliverbomb

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    bump
     
  16. Blue-K

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    Don't bump, thank you.

    Now, no idea if this helps, but the latest WiiMC plays my 720p .MKV-File, though, in Slow-Motion. You can update your WiiMC, and try again.

    If this won't help, I dunno about the Converter, sorry.
     
  17. Pippin666

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    I use AVS video converter.

    Pip'
     
  18. Sao Mortel

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    AVIdemux is free and support mvk and avi also there a technique with VLC media player with reencodin (supports all vlc format) that very few people know.(but its a bit complicated to explain i can if someone want)
     
  19. yatesl

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    I've found GeeXboX to be the best media player, if you don't mind the lack of intuitive controls.