is there a programme for playing dvds

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  1. soupy76
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    quick question folks, is there a programme for softmodded wii's to play dvd films?

    Any help would be great,
     
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    WiiMC.
    Its a better choice than mplayer.
     
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    But remember, only really old Wii's can play DVDs. Most Wiis now won't be able to. (Hardware limitation, so no homebrew will ever change this)
     
  5. migles

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    how so? aren't wii games in dvd format?
     
  6. Foxi4

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    They are indeed on DVD-compatible discs, but the standard DVD playback feature was blocked on later systems to fight piracy. The Wii can distinguish between disc types based on whether or not the disc is pressed or burned, on the basis of BCA region information and other characteristic features. Any Wii with a D3-2 or newer drive chip will not play DVD discs at all.

    Here's a convenient checking utility to see if your Wii is compatible.
     
  7. migles

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    i do not own a wii :P i just love more knowledge, was reading wikipedia articles about wii formats btw
     
  8. Foxi4

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    All you need to know about the Gamecube is that it uses miniDVD, except without implementing the industry standard to avoid paying any royalties. All you need to know about the Wii is that it uses DVD, except without implementing the industry standard to avoid paying any royalties. All you need to know about the Wii U is that it uses BluRay, except without implementing the industry standard to avoid paying any royalties.

    ...seeing a pattern here? :P
     
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    And so all you need to know about the PS3 is that it uses Blu-Ray, except without implementing the industry standard to avoid paying royalties?
     
  10. Foxi4

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    Sony was one of the inventors of BluRay, they created the industry standard.

    Hell, the PS3 has the BluRay logo embedded onto the system, right alongside the DVD logo and the logos of many other industry standard solutions that Sony's not poortendo enough not to pay royalties for. :tpi:
     
  11. migles

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    i see what nintendo did there
    and everyday i hate nintendo a bit more....
     
  12. Foxi4

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    To be fair though, you gotta sympathize with them - were they to actually pay the royalties, they would be putting money directly into Sony's wallet as Sony is one of the companies that invented DVD and BluRay. :P

    Playback features are only "there" because the drives natively support them, Nintendo doesn't "make" optical disc drives, they just utilize what's available on the market.
     
  13. migles

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    but " without implementing the industry standard to avoid paying any royalties" you get a cheap "mini" Anti-Piracy right?
     
  14. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    Okay can we please stop this royalty bullshit?
     
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    Because they're right? Nintendo uses the same standards in such a way to avoid paying royalties to Sony, who owns or at least was one of the companies that spearheaded Bluray.
     
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    No, because this has nothing to do with how to play dvd's on wii.
     
  17. soupy76
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    lo, so where is the instructions to do this?
     
  18. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Hack your Wii. Install Homebrew Channel. Then launch WiiMC from Homebrew Channel.

    Like others have said, you can only play DVD if you have early batch. Newer Wii revisions removed DVD playback capabilities on hardware level, so there is nothing you can do about it.

    @Others
    Wii was never meant to play DVD from the start. It doesn't have digital audio out (optical or coaxial), one requirement for a device to pass DVD certification.

    Wii game disc is based on DVD, but custom speced by Panasonic. Since it is not a real DVD there is no royalties payment to multiple companies, just Panasonic.
     
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    i have homebrew on my wii, but cant see wiimc - do i have to install that? where do i find it?
     
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    http://www.wiimc.org/