Homebrewers Enable Video Playback on Wii

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  1. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    Homebrewers Enable DVD/Video Playback on Wii

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    awesome...but i see this not working with the new update occurs...but the fact that you dont have to modd the actual system makes it even a better thing.

    true that the Wii only puts out 420p while standalones and the PS3/360 can put out up to 1080p, this should make the people happy who wanted the Wii to have playback.

    Nintendo should make a official channel on something like this...i'd d/l the channel and use it.
     
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    Are there really people out there who have Wii's and no other form of DVD player? Seriously? I never understood why DVD playback is so important to some people. Looking at my entertainment center right now, I've got a DVD player, the 360, and the PS3 which can all play DVD's. I don't need my Wii to do it too.

    I guess it's cool that someone could finagle a way to do so, but meh.
     
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    I did this last night on my wii. A couple reasons here. I wanted to install the homebrew channel anyway, and I needed a DVD player on my TV downstairs anyway. I have my PS3 on my upstairs TV, so I didn't have a DVD player on my downstairs TV. It was pretty easy to get installed and running.

    Now I just need to figure out what homebrew apps I want to install.
     
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    can it play blu rays?

    *runs*
     
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    O-O
     
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    Yeah, I've got no less than a dozen things in the house that can play DvDs. Even if I didn't, players can be had for 20 bucks these days. DvD playback on the Wii seems silly. I've never understood wanting to use your $250 console for a job a $20 throwaway player can do. Hell, you can buy a nice upscaling player with Divx and hdmi for $60. I'll wear out my drive spinning games only thanks.
     
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    I'm planning on selling my DVD player, since the Xbox 360 can play DVDs. Though, I'm glad that somebody found a way to make the Wii have DVD playback. But IMO, it doesn't really help a lot for the little white system.
     
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    bet it cant play my bootleg transformers dvd's.........

    Thank you 30 Dollar Phillips divx player
     
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    I don't think this is intended for much but to display the progress that homebrew has made on the Wii.

    Also, don't forget that this was completely done without a modchip. If you look at the boot menu for the custom app channel, it's completely loaded with Genesis, SNES, and NES emulators.
     
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  11. Omega Supreme-1

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    No, but who needs a Blu Ray player anyway when I can purchase the same things for cheaper on a more universally available format.
     
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    Someone who wants HD.



    And I would want a DVD player on the Wii because the Wii is hooked up to an older TV with limited inputs, and the fact that I would like to keep hardware to a minimum. Simple thing is that Wii is a DVD player, there is no reason for Nintendo to not offer a solution for DVD movie playback.
     

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