I would like to know about watching DVDs on Wii U - Wii Mode

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by WiiCube_2013, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. WiiCube_2013
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    I'm thinking about buying a Region 1 complete series set and since I live in UK (Region 2) the DVD Players that I have are locked to R2 only.

    So what I'm thinking is, hacking the Wii Mode and then watch it through it. However, what app would it be best suited to watch DVDs?

    As for hacking the Wii Mode I guess doing the Smash-Tack thingy is the way to go, I have here a 2G SD Card which isn't being used any more so that's gonna come in handy now.

    Thank you.
     
  2. the_randomizer

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    The Wii U cannot read standard DVDs unfortunately. Your best best is to have an older Wii model on hand.
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Only old original Wii and read DVD.

    Later Wii and Wii U cannot read DVD. This is a hardware limitation.
     
  4. WiiCube_2013
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    Oh I didn't know that I just assumed it did like my Original Wii (black) does.

    Thanks, so I'll use my Original Wii to watch it then.
     
  5. crono141

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    Its a drive firmware issue. Later firmwares had the seek commands for DVD video removed (or omitted, rather).
     
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    look up your dvd player on google, for many you can make them region free by simply pressing some numbers on the remote control, or some other process etc, worth a shot.
    maybe don't buy the dvds, just download whatever it is in bluray and have a better quality version of it. but the wii won't have the power to play hd stuff smoothly i guess, so download a dvd rip :)
    if you want to support the people who made the dvd, then you can buy them too, and just leave them in the box. just an idea.
     
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