So where to start. The discs/burning: This is my first stab at soft modding my Wii and I am decently tech savy. I have a modded DS and come from the days of supercard 1 gba slot solution. Basicly I have 2 games i'm attempting to run from dvd backups. The first title is No More Heroes 2 and it's the NTSC/U version. The other title is Monster Hunter Tri, also NTSC/U. I have extracted the rars and burnt the isos at 2x or 4x with alcohol 120% with basic image disc burn options. Just to add to that note I've also used the following media for Monster Hunter Tri: Verbatim dual layer dvd+r, maxell 4.7 gb. Now I come from the days of PS2 modding and backups so I know maxell is probably 3rd best brand, followed by Verbatim in 2nd and Taiyo Yuden in 1st. So I assume Maxell is a high enough quality dvd but I used verbatim as a 2nd guess/attempt. The Wii: I installed homebrew channell, installed dark corp, installed Dop Mii and CIOS 38 Rev 17. I followed a GBATemp guide that had me install some select cios' and then attempted to load my backup via the disc channell and only got let down so then resorted to NeoGamma R8 IOS 249 Rev 17. Using NeoGamma I found disc read error 1167 for the 2 titles put on maxell discs and the same result for the 2x burn on the verbatim for monster hunter tri. Mind you all my knowledge i've accumulated has been via the ever so useful forums over the past 2 days and ALSO! I bought and used the a wii lens cleaner as suggested in other areas. I wouldn't post this without some vast research but I feel the forums or internet is too broad to refine to just MY solution. Thanks for the help and i'll check back frequently!