Problems watching 2.2Gb AVI file with WiiMC

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  1. arogance1
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    arogance1 GBAtemp Fan

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    I have a 2.2Gb avi file, running off a USB HDD.
    The file plays for a few mins then starts buffering. I have paused the file for an hour, but it still attempts to buffer it constantly.

    I've also tried GeexBox but the playback is a bit jerky.

    I have the latest cIOS etc

    What is the best media player for viewing files this big?
     
  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    1. Are you using the latest version of WiiMC (1.1.1)?

    2. Do you have IOS58 installed? The latest version of WiiMC cannot use a cIOS anymore. It runs everything through IOS58. If you don't, then it would be a very good idea to install IOS58 and also reinstall the latest Homebrew Channel so that it too will use IOS58.

    If you continue to have issues with WiiMC, MPlayer CE is a viable alternative. While it uses IOS202, I believe it added support for IOS58 as well.
     
  3. arogance1
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    Yes and yes
     
  4. Fishaman P

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    Is the file 1080p? 720p?

    WiiMC can't play 1080p, and it struggles with 720p. 480p is the best way to go.

    I can play movie-length AVI files off a USB HDD just fine in WiiMC. No buffering or anything.
     
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    This. It's probably more an issue of the encoding of the file than anything else. The higher the quality, the more the Wii will start to struggle.
     
  6. arogance1
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    Its a Blu-Ray rip.
    So I should stick to DVD Rips?

    Cos I have Supernatural Entire Season 1 - 5, and never had any problems with them
     
  7. Porobu

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    The best you can do is to downscale the video
     
  8. fattest

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    BDRip.XviD should be fine. 720p.BluRay.x264 and 1080p.BluRay.x264 will crash WiiMC.
     
  9. Mantis41

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    I stopped playing movies on the wii for this reason. The system doesn't have the bandwidth required to play 720 - 1080p encodes. Luckily I brought a 360 alongside the Wii. The 360 does silky smoothe 1080 from a USB HDD, as well as doing a much better upscale from the lower resolutions.