USB Loader - Media Launch?

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Apr 18, 2009

USB Loader - Media Launch? by LexLuthor at 1:49 AM (1,030 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. LexLuthor
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    Im sorry, Im sure this has probably been asked many times before.. but still.

    Im new to the whole USB Loader thing (I didnt have a HD till yesterday, and frankly couldn't be bothered to read about something I couldn't have).

    So I was wondering.
    Is there anyway to launch media (ie. Video, Audio files) off the USB Hard Drive? Perhaps though channel like MPlayerWii?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tube83

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    i use mplayer ce and it supports usb hdds just fine [​IMG]
     
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    Not in WBFS mode though, if I'm not mistaken.

    WBFS only works with the USB Loader

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but dont think.
     
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    Cool thanks.
    But can it support hard drives formatted to work with the new Wii USB loader?
     
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    i think you're right. the partition i use in mplayer is fat32. don't know about other file systems. i'm pretty sure WBFS is not supported though... i think when the last version of mplayer released wbfs didn't even exist [​IMG]
     
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    no, but just split partition your drive

    i've got my drive split 50/50 WBFS for games and FAT32 for media.

    both work fine

    edit - yer as thc420 says use GeexboX over Mplayer_ce it seems to deal with 2 partitions better than mplayer.
     
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    make 2 partitions. format one to WBFS and one to Fat32, Install geexbox via the homebrew browser.
     
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    Sounds like a plan. Thanks guys!
     
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    Geexbox can support NTFS too and recognized the format on the second partition (I made a wbfs, ntfs, fat32 and fat16 in that order) and I watch entire xvid movie rips I made from dvds @ 768 video 192 audio and they stream fine with the new usb 2.0 and look great on a 32" hd with components.

    Watchin The Warriors right now [​IMG]
     
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    I am currently using a 250GB external harddrive 3.5" with 2 partitions. 1 formatted wbfs and the other formatted fat32 for mplayer ce v4 and they both work fine reading the correct partition.

    hope this helps.

    someguy
     
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    I created a NTFS partition on my hard drive but MPlayerWii CE can't detect it (well nothing comes up when I click load from USB).
    Windows didn't seem to give me the option to format to fat32.
    Do I have to make the Media partition a primary partition? Or am I doing something else wrong?
    My firmware is 4.0 (although I have everything enabled and junk).
     
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    I should do, I know.
    However, I've always had trouble launching the GeeXboX (in that I can't).
    It gives me a very fast scrolling error that says something along the lines of (if I can remember correctly):

    "SQUASHFS: error (unable to read page)"

    Its very annoying, and I can't really find any useful solution to it online.
     

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