streaming video sites?

Discussion in 'Wii - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by fattest, May 18, 2010.

  1. fattest

    fattest GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 8, 2009
    United States
    i know wii opera has limited flash capabilities, but what sites work for streaming video? particularly sites which stream tv shows and movies? i've tried google videos, the sites that it links to are hit or miss. megavideo shows the preview image but when i click play the popup takes over the screen and this keeps happening when i go back. some sites will stream the advertisement before the video, but not the video itself...

  2. ThaDraGun

    ThaDraGun GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    I have the same problem with megavideo!! I hate wii opera.
    I'd also like to know if anyone has any sites that work for them. I have a PS3 so I watch my videos on there but I find the PS3 browser sooooooo slow compared to wii. Funny thing is the wii is wireless internet and PS3 is connected with ethernet cable.
  3. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    United States
    Yeah, what's up with that? I s'pose one will have to trade speed for functionality when it comes to console Internet browsing...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  4. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

    Apr 6, 2009
    GPS not available in this area
    You can run linux on the Wii which can then run Firefox.
    But I have no idea about flash capabilities on linux.
  5. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Try and find streaming websites that say it's capable running on the Wii. I know a few and no, I'm not telling you.
  6. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Jan 22, 2009
    United States
    They are probably pr0n. I know because I found a few that run on the Wii. [​IMG]

    I know that one site, [?] I believe it is still works. It streams a lot of anime shows. Obvious I guess.
  7. Am0s

    Am0s Mojo Risin

    Jul 9, 2009
    England is wii friendly too
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    That doesn't matter. The whole "wireless is slower internet" is a myth.
    Ethernet speed is usually 100-1000 megabits (PS3 might be limited to 100), wireless-g is rated 54 megabits but usually only gets 22 megabits per second.
    However the download speed of an average person's home internet tops out at about 1-10 megabits for a steady connection on DSL/cable (not counting burst).
    A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. If your internet speed is only 5 megabits, then you can only download at 5 megabits tops, no matter how fast the connection between the device and the router is.
  9. Drag0nflamez

    Drag0nflamez GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    how about (south park, official), (FOX, i dont know if you think like the Simpsons it sucks, i think FOX rocks), (NBC, according to the Simpsons they have the best news etc etc), (CBS)
  10. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    By the way I have a question. Does Flash run on Firefox with Linux on the Wii and how well does it run? I would also like to know what has better flash compatibility PS3 or Wii? When using Opera Browser and watching flash videos can it run on full screen if not what about linux? And last thing is if anyone has a Wii can you test out this website and check if the video will play

    EDIT: Oh crap I thought last post was in July 21st... My bad for the bump.
  11. luminalace

    luminalace GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 2, 2010
    I would love to know what TV/Movie sites work on Wii too! I use to watch Naruto episodes on my PS3 but it doesn't work on my Wii!

    Flash Lite sucks!