MPlayerWii v0.03

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Jul 15, 2008

MPlayerWii v0.03 by link459 at 3:39 AM (1,525 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. link459
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    Member link459 GBAtemp Fan

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    Can be found on the WiiBrew page
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_apps/MPlayerWii

    It's nice that the USB feature was added, but damn the hardware restrictions...
     
  2. Jundeezy

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    I will start using this once they fix that USB problem, I hope it is soon I really I want to use my Wii as a media player!
     
  3. SpaceJump

    Member SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Is it slow because of hardware limitations, or is there room for improvement?
     
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    i'm pretty sure i read from somewhere that the wii's usb slots are v1.1, not 2.0 meaning they're slower than normal USB slots. if this is the case, then the USb problem can't be fixed and it is just a hardware limitation.

    EDIT: the source for this is at tehskeen.com
     
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    Member SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Really sad to read this [​IMG]
     
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    Nintendo CAN fix them thereselves, so we might eventually be able to do it.
     
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    Last time I checked, there was no way to transform a 1.1 USB port into a 2.0 USB port without replacing it altogether
     
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    I'll be happy once they add subtitle support, like MFE.
     
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    but they are 2.0 ports, nintendo is just limiting them through the firmware.
     
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    Yep, and I'll assume they did that for exactly this reason, to limit piracy. I mean, why else would you limit your hardware via software for no reason?

    I don't see why they'd allow USB 2.0 any time soon though :\.
     
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    Maybe they will with the mass storage solution they have talked about.
     
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    I hope they will, I really wanna see this progress
     
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    the upcoming custom firmware will probably be able to fix this. Maybe?
     
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    Mainly because they actually use the USB ports only for the USB Keyboard and Mouse support, and 1.1 is enough for that.

    Actually, IIRC, there's a device enabled to use 2.0, and that's the USB-Ethernet adapter.

    We have to hope that they'll enable 2.0 for standard use.
     

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