Media Center

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Serina, Jul 15, 2011.

Jul 15, 2011

Media Center by Serina at 12:00 AM (757 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Serina
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    Newcomer Serina Advanced Member

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    Hey, everybody.

    I remember trying out a few things back in the day, but I was wondering if the homebrew scene has spawned any particularly nice media centers for the wii, streaming or otherwise.

    Suggestions?
     
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    WiiMC is pretty nice. It also can stream my .mkv 720p files from my PC it normally wouldn't be able to play (in decent quality too)
    Just set up VLC-shares or this .bat file I use just drag and drop and play it on the Wii
     
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    Yeah, WiiMC is my favorite media player.
     
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    WiiMC.

    VERY rarelt frame drops, and audio synchronization is not an issue.
    At least with movie files.

    As for actual DVD playback, I don't know. WiiMC would probably give the best results, though.
     
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    Plus it plays youtube and can stream videos from your computer and other streaming websites.
     
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    Newcomer Serina Advanced Member

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    Hmm.. it doesn't look too bad. But, thinking about it and considering the level of complexity that I'd like my media center to have, using a Wii as a media center might not be the best idea. I might just need to go with an HTPC.
     
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    What doesn't WiiMC have that you want?
     
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    Newcomer Serina Advanced Member

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    I haven't thoroughly researched it, but it looks like it's lacking plugin support for netflix/hulu/whatever other random things I might be interested (though yes - I can just boot netflix from the system menu), and what I'm particularly interested in is streaming / syncing media across multiple devices.
     

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