Is Wii capable of dual layer DVD?

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Feb 24, 2007
  1. Warm Woolly Shee
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    Is Wii capable of dual layer DVD? Will we ever see an 8.5gb game?

    If so, I doubt these first gen modchips are prepared.
     


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    Is not a hardware option. It's how the DVDs are made. I don't how dual layers dvd make the hardware work any different. The Ps2 had a couple dual layer games and nothing happened.
     
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    i'm 95% sure wii supports dual layer dvd's. and i agree with ridge city's statement.
     
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    This is what Nintendo says in the leaked SDK:

    ie. single layer DVD disc.
     
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    Too bad for developers [​IMG]
     
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    Why it's not like they need to put high res textures on the disk. The only limitation comes in prerendered stuff. The Wii is not the 360 and even Oblivion fits on one single layer DVD (4.35GB on my PC's HDD). So what's the beg problem.


    Also who is to say that the mod chips would not support dual layered games? The Wiinja and Cyclo both require the correct bitsetting which leads one to believe that you could burn dual layers in such a way that the chip could handle it. Also I would consider the Wiikey a 1st gen chip and I am sure it could be updated to read dualies.
     
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    well the ps2 can read dual layer discs i dont think the wii would have trouble.
     
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    For something to read the second layer of a DL disc, it adjusts the focus of the laser so it shines through the first (semi-transparent) layer.

    If the Wii can do this, it can read DL discs [​IMG]
    Mostly it's a software/firmware thing I would think.
     
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    The reason the PS2 could read dual-layer discs was because it had to play DVD movies which often come on dual-layers. Wii doesn't play DVD movies, so it's possible Nintendo made the drive single-layer only to save a bit of money. It would be a shame if this was the case, of course.
     
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    Since Nintendo plans to release a new Wii with DVD playback, it would seem that the current Wii's DVD drive can't read dual layer discs or they could just release a DVD channel instead.
     
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    A DVD channel would be a welcome addition!
     
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    Yeah, single layer, the total storage capacity of a DL optical disc is twice that
    Nintendo just stated a well known fact about DVDs, they didn't say if the Wii only excepts SL optical disc
     
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    If Wii could support DL discs, they would've written that in the SDK. If a game requires 8GB of data, then it will have to be a 2-disc game.
     
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    software development kit
     
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    well, i'm kinda new to burning DVD's... but is it possible for someone to burn an ISO onto the second layer to see if the wii will play it? or does it fill the first layer up first?
     
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    That is a very simple yet clever idea!!
     
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    that would be pretty sweet
     
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    Capable, y'all!
     
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    so it worked, SkH? i'm still doing research on modchips before i buy the dvd rw, so i dont have a dvd-burner to test with...
     

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