Wii Reading CDs?

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  1. Anteo
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    Anteo Advanced Member

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    Is it possible? I've tried to get my wii to read any CD, even on Mplayer_CE but it doesn't seem to have support yet. Is it that Nintendo has somehow created a DVD drive that will ONLY read DVDs/whatever GC discs are, or is it that we haven't attempted to get that working. I'm also not just talking about music CDs, I mean like Data CDs with files on them too.
     
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    The Wii Drive is only able to read DVDs, though I don't know if it's limited by Hardware or Software.
    GC Discs are Mini-DVDs btw..
     
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    I see, well thats kinda dumb... I thought every DVD Player in the world could read CDs : /
    And yea I fugred about the GC discs, but thought they maybe had a certain name xD.
     
  4. Megan

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    CDs and DVDs are read by different lasers, and the Wii doesn't have the one that reads CDs.

    Shame.
     
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    Mini Disc's Have name's they are called DVD-/+R30 and normal sized 4.7gb disc's are named DVD-/+R90. But people just call them DVD's because there complete slacker's XD
     
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    Yep, right. Answer is given, time to close the thread I guess?
     
  7. Anteo
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    yea solved [​IMG]. Mods can close this now xD
     
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    How come the Topic poster cannot close their own topic? I always wondered that.
     
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    Are you sure they use different lasers? If I look at the dvd tray in my laptop, there's clearly only one lens. I'd imagine as long as the wavelength is smaller than the pits in the optical medium, it's simply a matter of having proper firmware to read the medium. Hence why Bluray players can read DVDs and CDs as well.
     
  10. allterran

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    There are different lasers in Players capable of reading multiple formats that use the same lens. Remember the problem with the PS2 laser when they would stop reading DVD's but still read CD's and vice versa, This is because the corrosponding laser would go, forcing you to replace the entire laser assembly. Also if you were to take apart a laser assembly from say a PS3 and look at the laser PCB under a microscope, you could see the separate laser LED's.