Wii browser with flash support

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Mar 9, 2012
  1. matrixebiz
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    Hi, I have a softmodded Wii 4.3U and heard that the new Opera browser supports Flash now on the Wii. Is this true? I just want to be able to watch internet videos that are Flash, which I think most online are now anyway. Just wondering if I can just download it somewhere cuz the older browsers just don't do it. Thanks
     


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    If theres a newer version of internet channel than the one you have, Im sure you can use ModMii to get it.
     
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    Uh yes. It's not the best though. Expect a lot of buffering from some sites. You'd be better off using a computer.
     
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    Ok, I'll try updating apparently the version of Flash used in the Wii browser has been updated from Flash 7 to Flash Lite 3.1-- which should make the Internet Channel much more useful :)
     
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    Would I be able to just download the internet channel alone with ModMii and update VIA SD?
     
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    Yes, you can install it with a WAD manager.
     
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    Ok, thanks, its been a while since I've done anything to my Wii hope I figure it out :)
     
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    sorry to ram raid your thread, i have the modmii internet channel and cannot view flash media , should i need something else on top of that ? and the OP too?
     
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    You have the latest IC? maybe what I was reading was for the newer Black version of the Wii ?? Crap

    Team Fail - What version of Wii and IC do you have that plays Flash?
     
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    i have the IC from modmii from roughly 2 months back , not sure if thats all that is required.
    I just know that when i browse to a flash enabled site , it says flash is required to view this bla bla......
     
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    Wii main cpu is clocked at 729MHz.
    My desktop runs on Sempron 2.4+ (10x166) and youtube@480p eats it with ease.
    Flash based games are more cpu intensive.

    How about memory requirements for modern web browser?
     
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    4.3 U Wii on the latest version of the IC. I might install a older version or try an emulated NAND because I am having some website compatibility issues.
     
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    Ok, I'll try updating my IC.
    Not sure what you are getting at about the NAND stuff, sorry.
     
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    There has been no update to the Internet Channel for a long time and the version of flash in it is the same as it has been for an equally long time. It was very minimally updated at the last Internet Channel update, but it is still not capable of viewing the vast majority of flash content on the internet. Also, there will never be anything that is exclusive to one colour of Wii, internally they are the exact same.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the great news :) lol

    I hope someone will make a Flash Browser for the Wii
     
  16. loco365

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    That'd be a blessing and a half.
     
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    You cant compare it like that. They are completely different architectures, and the Wii isnt running winblows.
    My laptop (Turion x2 1.8Ghz, 2GB ram, gf5200m) struggles with 1080p rips, while my phone (800Mhz ARMv6, 256MB ram) plays them without a single hickup. Its the same story with my tablet (1Ghz MIPS).
     
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    Flash was supported on the old version of the official browser, but not in the new release.
     
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    Is called hardware acceleration for video decoding and scaling.
    I highly doubt if Wii have such features.
     
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    Is there a site where I can download older versions? Thx
     

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