Video recorder?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Zyenet, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Zyenet
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    Is there any homebrew application that lets you record video directly from the screen to a SD card? I ask this mostly because I need to get good screenshots of Wii games, and could really use this.
     
  2. littlestevie

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    i believe there is only stills thu a usb gekko thats it
     
  3. Zyenet
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    USB Gecko? What may I ask is that?
     
  4. JimmyBobAlex

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    That's a pretty good idea for an app though, kinda like FRAPS for the Wii. Someone should make it.
     
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    A usb gekko plugs into the gamecube memory card slot and has a usb connector to connect to the computer.

    there is some software for both pc and wii, i believe but not 100% sure that the wii software side is inside gekko os
     
  6. Zyenet
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    lol, sounds a bit like a wire that connects it to the PC, and it is output using Picture in Picture.
     
  7. HowardC

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    Video capturing requires an AMAZING amount of system resources. Ever done any video capturing on the pc? It's one of the few things aside from de-fragging ahd that'll take 100% of your computers resources!

    It is IMPOSSIBLE to write wii software to do video capture as the game you'd be capturing needs all of the wii's resources to play properly.

    If you want to do video capture you hook your wii up to a pc.
     
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    Actually, if you are capturing raw video, the Wii could handle it easily. Your SD card, on the other hand, wouldn't make it out so cleanly. The write cycles are limited, as is the available bandwidth.

    Transcoding video, however, would be a little taxing, depending on the codecs used.


    To address the thread starter... my question to you is how do you believe video output works?

    In order to do what you're talking about, without hooking the GPU, you need external hardware. The Wii itself won't just record the GPU's output.
     
  9. Hideki-kun

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    Instead of a program to record video would it be possible for a program that makes screenshots? There was one on PSP IIRC.
     
  10. jamespoo

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    oops posted in the wrong topic