playing movie dvd on wii

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    whats the easiest way to be able to play dvd movies from dvd disc on wii,my friend has got limited room in bed room and only has tv and wii,he wants his wii to play dvd films but as yet i have not been able to, i have installed dvd installer using normal install, i have got m player ce v 01,when i click on m player and select play dvd, after few seconds it gives me mounting dvd and then it freezes, please help, wii is 4.1e latest cios
     
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    The Wii needs to be old enough to accept backup discs (post-autumn -09, and not red or black version).
     
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    my wii is old enough and i play back up games via disc and usb,i have looked at alot tutorials and i seem to have all that they say do but as yet no good,may be i am using wrong m player, any help as to what is best set up, to me its not a major problem as my wii does all i want it to do,i.e play games but my friend realiy wats his wii to play dvd films, if i can get to work on my wii then i can on his,i believe i got part of it right as it does appear to try and start but then freezes,please help
     
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    hope this helps more, my version of m player ce is 0.080 r658 (04.03.2011) i put some movie files on to my usb stick and same on sd card, now when i use m player and open sd or usb files i can play movies or music ok, but when i click dvd file i get mounting dvd, please wait, a few seconds later i get error mounting dvd,why?
     
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    Install 202[60]v5.1 rodries mod. You can get it from ModMii.
     
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    Maybe there is a modchip installed that interferes with mplayer? My Wii has this problem.
     
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    Possibly, but I want him to try that cIOS. It won't play DVD's on base 57, which was a common install for a long time.
     
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    there aint no mod chip, i soft mod my wii my self,i will try and get files from modmi and install that and give it ago, thanks for all our advice, will let u no tommorrow
     
  9. RisnDevil

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    I have several Wiis and have never tried to play DVD movies on them, but are you saying that it can only be done on older Wiis? So the new Blue Wii launched today, Black Friday, CANNOT play DVD movies? Just curious...
     
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    Correct. Only older disc drives can play DVD backups and DVD movies.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for the quick reply! Another quick question: Doesn't MPlayer (or MPlayer CE) allow you to just stream/browse content from/on a NAS?
     
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    The recommended media player for network and USB/SD playback is WiiMC.
     
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    Thanks! (+1 internets for you!)
     
  14. chicken11
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    got it all working, massive thanks to all who helped me
     
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    got it all working,thanks to all who helped
     
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    For network, yes. For USB, no. Compatibility and speed for USB has greatly dropped since WiiMC switched to using IOS58. While the GUI is much nicer on WiiMC, MPlayer CE is much more likely to work for you.

    That being said, some HDD's work fine with IOS58, so if you don't have a problem with WiiMC and your HDD, then there is no reason to switch to MPlayer CE.
     
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    Yes. WiiMC working perfectly for me and i approve it!
     
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    man you are annoying!
     
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    And you're a Canook sporting the US flag =p.