USB DVD loader?

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  1. hackwii
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    Ok, a month back my wii's disc drive died. The USB loader came out then, so I wasn't too worried by it.

    But I just had a thought. If someone would make a loader to load discs from a usb dvd drive, it would rock for those in my position. I realize originals would still not work, but I have a stack of backups that would. Also they wouldn't be limited to 3x, only USB speeds or the speed of the drive in question. Faster than originals! Less wear on those who have working wii disc drives too.

    Anyway what do you think?
     
  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    That sounds....impractical.

    You know that you can make ISOs from your backup discs and add them to your Wii's HDD with a WBFS Manager, right?
     
  3. Gamemaster1379

    Gamemaster1379 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    While it is an interesting idea, I seriously doubt that much effort would go into actually creating the program. You'll probably just be told to replace your DVD drive with another system's, get a new system, use the USB SD/USB device loader, or something of the sort.
     
  4. Dinoguy

    Dinoguy GBAtemp Regular

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    I actually thought he was pitchingout the idea of making backups of your dvd movies on your wii and use something like theMPlayer to play them of the hd. Or has that already been invented?

    If you have the usb loader then you don't need a drive.Exept for thos few games that need a dvd inserted to play correctly. How did your drive die anyway overuse, water, overheating?
     
  5. Sportsmaniac1322

    Sportsmaniac1322 GBAtemp Maniac

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    You should get a replacement DVD drive if you want to play games off discs. Since you live in Canada, here's a great link to get one: http://www.modchipcentral.com/store/replac...-d2c-drive.html. It's super easy to install -- just open your Wii, disconnect the cables from your old DVD drive and connect them to the new one.
     
  6. vettacossx

    vettacossx Wii Theme Team Founder

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    also i have a version of geexbox that can read a video_ts folder NP [​IMG] from the usb drive [​IMG]


     
  7. Dinoguy

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    So it has been invented thanks.
    Now all I need now is how to make a partition.lol.