XBMC on Wii

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XBMC on Wii by ganons at 11:39 AM (41,617 Views / 0 Likes) 111 replies

  1. ganons
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    Well I was googling xbmc powerpc and came up across this http://www.xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=32974&page=8
    If you look at post 75 by topfs2, he wrote

    Basically, I tried the libraries on Wii once again.

    SDL - Verified working on atleast a basic level. Bliting a surface on another

    GL2GX - Can't get it to work, just exceptions to hell. Without this the endevour to port it will be a big one, not impossible ofc but then I don't think the time taken is worth the gain.

    If anyone steps up and fix GL2GX and make it work proper then the possibillity of a port is higher.

    If anyone have it working but it needs quirks don't be afraid to PM me or just post here


    So I guess some people from here who know there stuff about the wii can give them a shout. And me, well i cant code [​IMG]


    Aslo a new member of their team, Benjie ported it to Linux so I guess it can come to the wii?


    ANd please dont flame me and tell me to do it myself coz I cant code
     


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    This looks interesting. Hopefully they can manage doing it. [​IMG]
     
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    I would be inclined to agree with what the top post said:

    It would be pretty pointless to port XBMC to the Wii, what with the advent of HD it definitely needs to be something that can output through HDMI. An XBOX360 or PS3 port would be more appropriate.
     
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    Well, a WMC would be nice.. Very nice, actually..
    I don't believe it would be as large a part of the scene as it is for Xbox, where it's basically the best dashboard in existance.

    But a good, functional media center for wii.. Now that would be sweet [​IMG]
    Streaming video from smb shares or online sources... Using the less noisy console of all times..
    What could possibly be better?

    Well, if it would be able to launch games aswell, then it would be perfect.. A new SM replacement with plugin support and.. well, and everything you would ever want [​IMG]

    Well not everyone cares about HD..
    And I'd think it would be more pointless to have this on a console where you have to turn your speakers to maximum to hear anything..
    Did you try comparing the noise from a wii and an X360?

    And don't forget.. Streaming video in HD over the net is not something everyone does on a daily basis... The TV stations around here, offering web streaming, have a hard enough time delivering less-than-SD quality streams to a few hundred people at a time.
     
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    A Wii port would be awesome. It's still my default dashboard on my Xbox.
     
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    in XBMC i have the option for 480p so what's the big deal ? Sure it's not 1080 but the wii is not 1080 n-e-way so??.... Am-i missing something here (I don't talk about my english)
     
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    What is it that would make it difficult? They are already porting it to the PPC arc. If a few decent developers knuckled down I dont think they'd be too much to it. It's not an entire new system so I think the HD issue is a minor one. The form factor of the wii is a massive reason why this needs to be done!
     
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    I agree with the positive answers. If we can work XBMC into being a new SM (maybe because of BootMii....?) I would readily replace the current SM. It wasn't my dash of choice on XBox just because others in the house didn't like it (UnleashX was simpler) but I used it for so many other things. We currently stream downloaded TV with the XBox360, which is fine, but I'd love to be able to stream shoutcast again. If they can get game launching and such to work, it would be the greatest SM replacement, I think.

    Just my 2 cents
     
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    I don't see it ever coming to the Wii. Just buy a used original xbox and set it up or install it on your PC. Or just build your self a PC (linux) dedicated/standalone to XBMC with all necessary peripherals
     
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    I still think the Wii is a worthy port. Sure, it doesn't do HD but the Wii is pretty small; attach a small LCD screen (like those ones for the PS1) and it's great for road trips.
     
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    o.0 what? You mean you view your downloaded tv with it? Streaming means you aren't storing any content aside from possibly a cache...
     
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    You can stream video downloaded to your computer over your network to the 360, just like with XBMC, but being about to do that with a Wii would be great.
     
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    That was is my hope when BootMii was released, and also before it was released...since I saw a Video of a Theme for XBMC, I only wanted it, NOW!!! I realy hope they'll do that for the Wii...I personaly think the other Consoles (XBOX360 & PS3) can wait, they already have a good Media Player...the Wii hasn't...

    I realy hope so badly that this will happen [​IMG]...and maybe even a Full Port? I would love it, it looks so nice and is so stable...would even pay for this...I'll keep hoping for this...
     
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    X360's security makes homebrew unfeasible on it and the PS3's RSX hypervisor kills most of the homebrew capabilities on it (I'm not counting any of those fake exploits, but just the embedded "Install Linux" functionality).

    The Wii's the best console for homebrew right now.
     
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    so im reading now at this stage, bootmii is no help
     
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    No, right now, I don't think so, yes...IF I got it right, MINI has currently no Drivers/Libraries (Mote, USB, Wi-Fi, etc...), right? I'm not shure about this, I'm probably totaly wrong...but if this is true, it's currently pretty useless...[​IMG]. I'll keep praying for this....
     
  17. ganons
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    I wonder if the mplayer devs can help the xmbc devs
     
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    Currently the best way helping XBMC for Wii is improving the GL2GX. If you would have read the very text you linked in the first post of this thread you would know that.
     
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    Well, MPlayer is pretty decent already.
    If they keep working on upgrading and fixing it at the same pace I don't see a need for a new media player like XBMC.
     
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    i was reffering to the text that i linked in the 1st page
     
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