Playing movies from HDD on hacked Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Airazz, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Airazz
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    So I just hacked my Wii, everything works fine, I have a spacious NTFS partition where I keep all my movies and music and a smaller WBFS partition for Wii games. I'm quite a noob here, so I was wondering if there is any simple step-by-step way to watch movies from the hard drive without messing too much? All help appreciated.
     
  2. kenuk

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    download WiiMC it's proberly the best one :)
     
  3. qwertymodo

    qwertymodo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    1. Install WiiMC.
    2. Run WiiMC
    3. Watch movies
    4. ???
    5. Profit!
     
  4. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Yeah, WiiMC works surprising well of a HDD (usually it crashed every five minutes when I used an SD card); highly recommended, but I suggest you delete the "no_ios_reload" line from the xml file. That will prevent it from crashing. These programs require that an internet connection is established, but you don't need WiiConnect24 on.
     
  5. kirbymaster101

    kirbymaster101 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Lol its like reading a merching guide fro Maplestory.
    Profit :D.
     
  6. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    WiiMC Works freaking great. I have it loaded on my kid's wii so they can watch all of their movies and Spongebob episodes. They love it. It is easy to use.

    Every once in a great while I come across a bug, but I can not replicate it, so I just restart WiiMC and continue on like I normally would.
     
  7. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    WiiMC hasn't worked well for me since it dropped 202 support. If you can't get it running, install 202[60]v5.1 rodries mod and download MPlayer CE. It's not as user friendly as WiiMC, but it is more likely to work and much faster.
     
  8. DeadlyFoez

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    @Joostin, what ind of issues were you running into?
     
  9. JoostinOnline

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    Not always detecting my HDD, being very laggy, and crashing. The first two were fixed when using a beta version of 1.1.8 that had 202 support.
     
  10. snikerz

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    MPlayer CE is still the superior player. It's much more user friendly and supports more codecs - even 720p mkvs.
     
  11. JoostinOnline

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    I'm not sure if you mean WiiMC or MPlayer CE. WiiMC supports more (it just downgrades the quality btw) and is more user friendly, but MPlayer CE runs much better and is more stable.
     
  12. snikerz

    snikerz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    No, I really meant MPlayer CE. If you checkout the svn of mplayer-ce, you'll see that it supports a wider range of codecs than WiiMC.

    Also, MPlayer CE is easier to use as you don't have to use the pointer.
     
  13. diddy81

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    WiiMC supports mkv files too
     
  14. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    I tried watching a .mkv about a week ago and the video was laggy and choppy
     
  15. lakaiskateboarding

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    Yeah, WiiMC isn't optimized enough for mkv's and the Wii just lacks power.
     
  16. diddy81

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    well i only have 1 film thats a mkv but it plays fine
     
  17. shortz1994

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    are you sure, my pirates or the carribian, at worlds end, is mkv an some other ones, an they play just fine, no lagging/choppiness.( the beta 202)
     
  18. DeadlyFoez

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    .mkv's work great for me as long as they are 480p or less.... which is not so common to find on the net as much as .avi's are at the same resolution.
     
  19. bazamuffin

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    I will check what version I have, but I've tried a few mkv files and I've had the same problem
     
  20. JoostinOnline

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    That's not necessarily true. IOS58 really crippled compatibility. Both of my HDDs (and a large percentage of others) are an example of that.