Wii u plays avi files as audio, how do i show it as a video?

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  1. Supernovakid
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    I tried to watch a film on putlocker, it is an avi file. But it always just plays audio and not the actual video. However flv files on putlocker do work. Is there a fix for this?
     
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    yea let me just get the big list of WiiU Mode Hacks out

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    better contact nintendo support for help with this
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    AVI is a container, meaning it is merely a package. It can contain different format of video and audio tracks. It doesn't play video because video track is unsupported.
     
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    ok thanks
     
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    Convert it to mp4 and it'll work. Yes, I've tested it.
     
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    use a media server ..
     
  7. Supernovakid
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    Supernovakid I am not new, I am Royalty

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    How do i convert it to mp4?
     
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    MP4 is also a container file, just like MKV.

    What needs to be done is re-encode the entire video to a supported format. Use Handbrake to re-encode the video into 8-bit H.264, which then Wii U should be able to decode.
     
  9. Supernovakid
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    Supernovakid I am not new, I am Royalty

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    ok, let me try it out
     
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    Supernovakid I am not new, I am Royalty

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    But wait, how do i convert it if its on a website? Also i cannot download any files on the wii u
     
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    Download the file to your PC. Re-encode the video file with Handbrake (may take long time depending on you strong your PC is). Upload newly encoded mp4 (Handbrake can output mkv too, but select mp4 container instead) to the web.
     
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    Supernovakid I am not new, I am Royalty

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    Seems like that will work, but it is too much hassle, i just want to watch the video straight away on the gamepad. So i guess i wont watch that video.
     
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    what movie ?
     
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    Video track is in MPEG-4 ASF, not supported by Wii U.

    In any case, Wii U is a terrible device for media player. Either play it on PC or buy a proper media player.
     
  16. Supernovakid
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    Supernovakid I am not new, I am Royalty

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    ok cool, im watching it on pc atm. But i wouldnt say it is terrible since it can play many other videos.
     
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    It was a hidden feature. Nintendo never advertise it as a media player (in contrast to PS3). People just figure that since it can open mp4, it is a media player.
     
  18. Henke

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    Use playon on your pc as a server and it will play everything.